Roadside bomb kills Maguindanao village chair | Inquirer News

Roadside bomb kills Maguindanao village chair

/ 12:44 PM August 17, 2023

The Supreme Court’s Second Division has ordered the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), an agency under the Department of Finance (DOF), to act with speed on the request of the Maguindanao del Norte government for the appointment of its provincial treasurer.


DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao del Norte — A powerful improvised bomb went off on Wednesday morning in Maguindanao del Sur, leaving a village leader and two others critically injured.

Brigadier General Oriel Pangcog, commander of the Army’s 601st Infantry Brigade, identified the slain official as Jun “Datu Manot” Silongan of Barangay Penditen in Datu Salibo town.


The blast occurred around 8:45 a.m. as Silongan, Penditen councilor Salik Datua and an unidentified civilian were walking home from a visit to the village hall of nearby Barangay Ganta of Shariff Saydona town.


Rico Torino, Datu Salibo municipal information officer, said Silongan and his companions were leaving the barangay hall premises when the bomb exploded, killing him instantly from shrapnel injuries in the head and body.

Datua and the unidentified civilian were injured and brought to a hospital in Midsayap town, Cotabato.

Pangcog said Penditen in Datu Salibo is adjacent to Barangay Ganta of Shariff Saydona.

Silongan is the younger brother of Datu Salibo Councilor Desmon, who was killed on April 17 while alighting from his car in front of the town hall to attend a Sangguniang Bayan session.


Village chief killed in roadside bombing | Inquirer News


2 roadside bombs kill 1, wound 7 in Maguindanao | Inquirer News

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Bomb, Maguindanao del Norte, village chair

© Copyright 1997-2024 | 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.