Bukidnon mayoralty candidate slain

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Unidentified gunmen barged into the house of a candidate for mayor in the province of Bukidnon and killed him in a broad daylight attack on Saturday.

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Report said at least 10 gunmen stormed the house of Armando Ceballos in the town of Lantapan and peppered him with bullets.

Numerous bullet shells believed fired from M14 and M16 automatic rifles were recovered at the crime scene. It did not say whether Ceballos was alone in the house at the time of the attack.

Ceballos was running independently against Ernie Devibar of the Bukidnon Paglaum, a local political party.

Police would not say whether the attack was politically motivated or carried out by communist insurgents, who are actively operating in the province.

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