2 supporters of mayoral bet killed in Isabela ambush


MANILA - Two supporters of a candidate running for mayor in Jones, Isabela were shot dead in an ambush while five others were wounded on Saturday.

Provincial police chief S/Supt. Leon Rafael, Jr. confirmed that the victims were all supporters of Liberal Party (LP) bet Melanie Uy.

The group's convoy was ambushed in Barangay Namnama past 8 a.m.

Police withheld the names of the victims while their pursuit operation against the still unidentified suspects are ongoing.

Isabela was earlier placed under Comelec control due to several incidents of violence, including the killing of a vice mayor and village chief running for councilor in April. -- Report from Darlene Gimeno, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley