Outgoing of Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Benjo Benaldo was found bloodied in his office at the House of Representatives Thursday night, a House official said Thursday.
In a text message, Rica dela Cuesta of the Public Relations and Information Bureau said Benaldo was seen being rushed by the House guards out of the South lobby around 7p.m.
“We got word that Cong Benaldo, drenched in blood, was seen at the South Lobby in the House of Representatives being carried by men to the hospital between 7 to 8pm today. Per the blue guards, he was brought to New Era Hospital,” dela Cuesta’s message read.
Benaldo, the husband of Brazilian model Dianna Meneses, is believed to be having marital problems, with his wife posting messages condemning violence against women in social networking sites.
Radio reports said Benaldo had a gunshot wound in the chest.
He was taken to the New Era Hospital, reports said.
About two weeks ago, Benaldo and his wife appeared in the showbiz talk show “The Buzz” where they both denied that he was a wife-beater and that he will never hurt his wife physically and emotionally.
Meneses explained that she went on a posting spree because her husband was neglecting her during the campaign period.
Benaldo, who represented the city’s 1st district, lost in last May’s elections.
LLANESCA T. PANTI