Surigao Sur board member shot, bodyguard killed, 2 others wounded in Bislig ambush

Crime scene investigation of an ambush. (CDN FILE PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Crime scene investigation. (CDN FILE PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur — A Surigao del Sur provincial board member was shot and wounded while his bodyguard was killed and two others in his group were also wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle at 2 p.m. Thursday, in Bislig City.

Apolinario Suan Jr., a broadcaster of Real FM, and now a first-term member of the Surigao del Sur provincial board was with his security escorts aboard a Toyota Land Cruiser when it was riddled with bullets by van-riding men along the national highway in Sitio Tandawan in Barangay San Vicente in Bislig City.


They were attacked about 20 kilometers from the city’s police station, according to a report by Radyo Natin, which was quoting the text of an incident report from the Criminal investigation and Detection Group.

The CIDG report stated that Suan was on his way home from the radio station – where he was hosting a program – when they were attacked.


One of his security escorts, identified as Dodong Suan, was killed.

Board member Suan sustained gunshot wounds in the right forearm and right leg, and was reported to be in stable condition.

His driver, Rocel Alba, and another escort identified as Joebert Hurado were also wounded.

All victims are now being treated at an undisclosed hospital.

Police continue with their investigation, as of this posting.  (With a report from Danilo Adorador III, Inquirer Mindanao)  SFM

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