Gingoog City Mayor Ruth Guingona-wife of former VP Teofisto Guingona Jr.-wounded in ambush, 2 of her aides killed

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that at past 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, "Gingoog City Mayor Ruth De Lara Guingona sustained gunshot wounds, while her driver and bodyguard died" in an ambush in Barangay Binakalan, Gingoog, Misamis Oriental."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that at past 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, "Gingoog City Mayor Ruth De Lara Guingona sustained gunshot wounds, while her driver and bodyguard died" in an ambush in Barangay Binakalan, Gingoog, Misamis Oriental." Mayor Guingona, who was airlifted to Cagayan de Oro City, is now in stable condition.

 

The report noted: "Guingona is the wife of former Vice-President Teofisto Guingona Jr. and the mother of Sen. Teofisto ’TG’ Guingona III. The mayor and her party were on their way back to Gingoog City after attending a fiesta celebration and pageant at Brgy. Alagatan when their vehicles were stopped by armed men at Sitio Dumayokod."

 

The report further revealed: "The New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the incident. Jorge ’Ka Oris’ Madlos of the Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA-New Democratic Front in Central Mindanao confirmed that their members in Misamis Oriental were involved in the firefight. While the NPA apologized for the incident, they also insisted that it was not an ambush; rather, they said they were defending their group that was conducting a checkpoint." The NPA claimed that Guingona’s aides had fired shots first.

 

For the record, the NPA is not authorized by the law to conduct any checkpoints. However, in areas where the group’s members have set up shop, their members implement their own checkpoints.

 

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