Close  

Bodyguard of candidate gunned down in Mindoro

CITY OF CALAPAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines — A bodyguard of a candidate for vice mayor in Victoria town in Oriental Mindoro province was shot dead by six unidentified gunmen on Saturday morning.

Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, information officer of the Mimaropa Police Regional Office, identified the victim as Benjamin Algeria, 38-year-old personal bodyguard of Marlo Nuarin, candidate for vice mayor in Victoria.

ADVERTISEMENT

Algeria was aboard a Toyota Fortuner traveling in Barangay Villa Cerveza with three companions, identified as Rufino Valenzuela, Allan Mesana, and a certain Edwin.

At around, 10:15 a.m., their vehicle was blocked by a white Toyota van and a purple Ford Everest that the six unidentified men were riding.

The men alighted and shot Algeria twice, killing him instantly.

His companions were ordered to undress and leave.

The assailants then escaped towards Barangay Alcate.

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)

See the bigger picture with the Inquirer's live in-depth coverage of the election here https://inq.ph/Election2019

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 elections, Benjamin Algeria, election-related violations, Marlo Nuarin, slain bodyguard
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.