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Masbate town council candidate gunned down

/ 10:11 AM February 24, 2019
Masbate town council candidate gunned down

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DIMASALANG, Masbate, Philippines — Less than a month after election season began, a candidate for councilor in Cataingan town in Masbate province was shot dead Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Romeuel Medina, 40, and a former police officer running for town councilor in the coming May elections, was inside his house in Barangay (village) Poblacion when he was shot in the head at about 7 p.m.

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The police report said that the unidentified gunman rode a Bajaj motorcycle to flee after shooting the victim.

Medina died while being taken to Cataingan District Hospital.

Police are looking into the possibility that the killing might be politically motivated. /cbb

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