Bukidnon mayor shot, robbed P7-M

Karlos Manlupig
Authorities are investigating why the politician was carrying such a huge amount of money just two days away from elections.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- Joselito Jacosalem Talaid, the incumbent mayor of Kadilingan, Bukidnon, was injured after being shot by suspected robbers who ran away with P7 million in cash from the politician on Saturday, May 11.

Maj Leo Bongosia, spokesman for the military’s 4th Infantry Division, said Talaid and his escorts were traveling somewhere in the vicinity of barangay Bocboc, Don Carlos when six armed men flagged them down at around 3 am.

“Apparently [he] resisted, that is why he was shot in his left leg,” Bongosia added.

Reports say the armed men carted away at least P7 million and killed two of Talaid’s bodyguards, while the mayor was taken to nearby Sto Niño Hospital.

Bongosia said the crime was not perpetrated by the New People’s Army, while authorities are still investigating why the politician was carrying a huge amount of money. – Rappler.com

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