San Fernando mayor, husband, driver and bodyguard ‘wounded’ in ambush in Talisay

By: Delta Derycka Letigio, Futch Inso and Paul Lauro January 22,2019 - 07:51 PM

The bullet-riddled Toyota van of San Fernando Mayor Lakambini “Neneth” Reluya. contributed photo Photo by Adrian Tabay

Cebu City, Philippines – The group of San Fernando Mayor Lakambini “Neneth” Reluya was ambushed in Barangay Linao, Talisay City, around 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

According to Talisay City police chief, Superintendent Marlu Conag, at least three victims were found “lifeless” inside the van of Reluya.

Conag said that Reluya survived the ambush along with two other victims on board the van.

All victims were brought to the hospital by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), who responded immediately to the scene.

Conag said that they are currently investigating the incident but initial reports revealed that the van was intercepted by another vehicle.

Unknown perpetrators shot at the van multiple times, hitting the three victims found lifeless, and who have yet to be identified.

Cebu Daily News Digital tried to reach Reluya but she was not able to respond.

This is the third ambush involving San Fernando officials in just three weeks.

San Fernando Councilor Reneboy Dacalos, 51, was also gunned down in the town’s Barangay South Poblacion on January 10, 2019. 

Johnny Arriesgado, barangay captain of Magsico of San Fernando town, was shot dead inside his car on January 16, 2019 near the town center.

On March 14, 2018,  town councilor Alexander Alicaway, 49, was killed  just meters away from the San Fernando Police Station. bjo/elb

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