Village head slain in Cotabato ambush

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COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: A barangay chairman of Barangay Silik in Pikit town, North Cotabato was killed in an ambush staged by unidentified men riding in motorcycle on Tuesday morning. Supt. Bernard Tayong of Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), identified the victim as Pecson Alang Mangansakan, 60, who was killed in the presence of his horrified wife. Mangansakan was driving a government-owned Suzuki multi-cab with Marela when the one of the suspects shot him thrice on his body using a caliber .45 pistol. The victims is an uncle of Pikit Vice Mayor Don Mangansakan who is seeking the mayoralty post of Pikit in next year’s elections. Chief Inspector Sindatu Karim, Pikit police chief, said Mangansakan was the third barangay official in North Cotabato killed in an ambush since January last year triggered by personal grudge or rido (clan feud).

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