Sandra Cam denies hand in Masbate vice mayor's slay


Posted at Oct 11 2019 09:12 AM | Updated as of Oct 11 2019 09:28 AM

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MANILA — Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Board member Sandra Cam on Friday denied involvement in the fatal shooting of a vice mayor, whose family clashed with hers in the last local elections.

Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III was having breakfast in Sampaloc, Manila when he was gunned down by suspects who were on board a van, Wednesday.

Yuson's wife Lalaine claimed his killing was politically-motivated and that the gunmen were previously seen in Cam's resort in Masbate. Yuson's son Charmax Jan won as mayor against Cam's son Martin last elections.

"Hindi kami mamamatay-tao," Cam told radio DZMM.

(We are not murderers.)

Martin does not stand to gain from the elder Yuson's death because he would not gain any government post, Cam said.

She also denied knowing any of the 4 suspects arrested by police.

According to Cam, Mayor Yuson is in hiding since July, after a Masbate court issued a warrant of arrest against him for illegal possession of firearms.

DZMM, October 11, 2019