Antipolo Councilor survives ambush try

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ANTIPOLO City: A candidate running for the position of councilor was injured after armed men attacked him on Sunday night. The victim, Mac Semilla, is running for city councilor in the upcoming elections under the Liberal Party. Rizal Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba said Semilla was on his way to attend the Liberal Party meeting at the house of the city’s first district congressional aspirant councilor Dodok Lawis when the gunman opened fire at him while he was disembarking from a tricycle along J.P. Rizal St. in Barangay de la Paz at about 6:30 p.m. Semilla was rushed to a local hospital in Antipolo City for gunshot wounds in the ear and body. The victim’s son, Kenneth, said the family believes the attack was politically motivated. The police are coordinating with residents and business establishments in the area to determine whether the attack was caught on CCTV.

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