Tribal leader wounded in ambush in Zamboanga del NorteINQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines—A Subanen tribal leader was injured while his son was killed after they were ambushed by unidentified armed men in Bayog, Zamboanga del Norte, Tuesday morning.
Lucencio Manda and his 11-year-old son, Jordan, were riding on a motorcycle when they were fired upon by about five armed men around 6 a.m., Captain Albert Caber, Spokesman of the Army 1st Infantry Division, said in news reports.
Manda, a known anti-mining advocate, suffered a gunshot wound to the back while his son died on the spot, he said.
Authorities are tracking down the perpetrators and conducting an investigation to determine the motive of the attack, Caber said.—Matikas Santos