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(UPDATE) FLASH! North Cotabato mayoralty candidate killed in Lanao Sur

Local News • 00:01 AM Fri Feb 19, 2016
Roel Osano and Willamor Magbanua with reports from Edwin Fernandez
Former Mayor Floro Allado of Banisilan, North Cotabato. He is running again for mayor in this year's election against her sister in law, reelectionist Mayor Betty Allado. (Photo from Allado's FB account.

KORONADAL CITY – An unidentified gunman shot dead Thursday
afternoon in Wao, Lanao del Sur a North Cotabato mayoralty candidate, police
said today.

Senior Insp. Jojie Barotas, police chief of Banisilan, North
Cotabato, identified the victim as Floro Allado, former Banisilan mayor and
running for the same post in this year’s balloting as an independent candidate. sand// Allado is challenginghis sister-in-law reelectionist Betty Allado.

Barotas told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida that Allado was shot in the head
while filling fuel at a gas station in Barangay Poblacion, Wao at about 1:30
p.m. He died instantly.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Barotas said the suspect fled on board a motorbike driven by a
companion after the incident.Allado survived a grenade attack on his home in last year but two of his cousins were killed. He blamed his political enemies in the incident.In 2006, Allado gunned down four civilians in the town proper. Then Gov. Emmanuel Pinol personally fetched Allado from his home after he was charged with multiple murder and sent him to Amas provincial jail.

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