Cebu town mayor Mariano Blanco dies after being shot

Cebu town mayor Mariano Blanco dies after being shot

- Another tragedy happened in the town of Ronda, Cebu City

- The town mayor, Mariano Blanco III was shot dead in his own office

- Last February, the town's vice mayor, Jonah Ungab was also killed in an ambush

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The mayor of Ronda Cebu, Mariano Blanco III was shot dead in his office. On Wednesday night, September 5, Mayor Blanco was declared dead upon arriving to the hospital.

KAMI learned from Rappler that at around 1:30 AM, Blanco was shot by an attacker as per Ronda police chief Senior Inspector JR Palcon.

As stated by Palcon, the town mayor slept in the office because his house is far from the town hall. The search for the suspect is still on going, however, there have been witnesses being questioned of the investigators at the moment.

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In 2017, Blanco was stripped by police powers for his alleged involvement with illegal drugs under President Duterte’s administration.

According to Blanco as reported by Inquirer, "I’m really shocked. I have been serving the town for 22 years now, and my name was never besmirched until this issue came,”

"My conscience is clear. I don’t know how my name got there. They should have given me due process of law. I’m never involved in illegal drugs,” the mayor added.

Last February, Ronda’s vice mayor, Jonah John Ungab was also killed in an ambush. Ungab used to be the lawyer of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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