Ilocos Norte town mayor survives ambush

Posted at Feb 05 2013 10:56 AM | Updated as of Feb 05 2013 06:56 PM

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Mayor Salvador Pillos of Marcos, Ilocos Norte escaped with his life after being ambushed by 2 motorcycle-riding gunmen at around 4pm Monday.

Pillos is now in safe condition after sustaining gunshot wounds to his arm and foot. He avoided being shot further by hiding inside his van.

Pillos is seeking a third term as mayor of Marcos in the May elections.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 5 February 2013