Mayor survives ambush
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The mayor of Sarangani town in Davao del Sur survived an ambush Thursday evening, September 6, local authorities said.
Superintendent Marcial Magistrado, Philippine National Police-Southern Mindanao spokesperson, said Mayor Jerry Cawa was traveling in a car with his security escorts along Sitio Kawayan, Barangay Batuganding, when a group of armed men blocked them and opened fire.
Reports said that Cawa survived the ambush with no injuries, but one of his security escorts was wounded.
Local police are still conducting investigation to identify the gunmen and the motive behind the incident. - Rappler.com