Quezon City congressional candidate killed in ambush
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – A barangay captain who was seeking a congressional seat was killed in an ambush in Quezon City on Wednesday, January 30.
In a phone interview with Rappler, Quezon City Police District Station 6 commander Superintendent Joel Villanueva said Bagong Silangan Barangay Captain Crisell Beltran was attacked by gunmen at around 11:30 am.
Based on initial information, there were 4 suspects riding two motorcycles.
Beltran was aboard a Ford Everest along JP Rizal Street in Barangay Bagong Silangan when the gunmen appeared in front of her vehicle and fired toward it.
Beltran was rushed to the FEU-NRMF Medical Center, but she was declared dead on arrival.
She was running for a House of Representatives seat in the 2019 elections, hoping to represent the 2nd District of Quezon City. – Rappler.com