Arson attempted in home of Isabela candidate

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 31 2012 02:07 PM | Updated as of Dec 31 2012 10:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The home of a vice mayoral candidate in Santiago City, Isabela was the subject of an arson attempt over the weekend, authorities said.

A still unidentified man on a motorcycle lobbed a Molotov bomb in the home of Dr. Paul de Jesus, who is running in the 2013 mid-term elections, in Arellano St., Barangay Dubinan East.

De Jesus’s neighbors were able to put out the flames immediately.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Police suspect politics in the attack.

They said de Jesus's optical clinic was also the subject of an attempted arson last November 17. -- Reports from Mari Monfiel, ASB-CBN News Cagayan; ANC