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Campaign coordinator of Batangas bet for Congress shot dead

By: - Correspondent / @marraherikaINQ
/ 03:51 PM April 21, 2013

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BATANGAS CITY, Philippines — A campaign coordinator of a re-electionist candidate for Congress in Batangas was shot dead while on board a motorcycle traveling along San Juan town in Batangas Sunday noon, police said.

Police Officer 3 Jeremy Ambita, chief investigator of the San Juan Municipal Police Office, identified the victim as Melvin Manimtim, 37, campaign coordinator of Batangas 4th District candidate for Representative Bernadeth Sabili.

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Ambita said that at 12 noon Sunday, Manimtim was on board a motorcycle traveling along Puting Buhangin village and on his way home when shot by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen.

“Manimtim, former head of Barangay (village) Puting Buhangin in San Juan, had just finished attending a motorcade with Sabili and was on his way home when he was shot,” said Ambita.

Ambita said Manimtim was dead on the spot while police recovered 13 spent shells of a .45-cal. pistol from the crime scene.

He said police have been investigating various angles to the crime, including local politics and other issues.

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