Benaldo denies suicide try, surprises Belmonte

Posted at Jul 16 2013 11:15 AM | Updated as of Jul 16 2013 07:15 PM

Watch more on iWantTFC

MANILA - Former Cagayan de Oro Rep. Benjo Benaldo faced the media for the first time since a shooting incident happened inside his office in Batasan, which left him with a bullet wound on his chest.

Benaldo denied speculations it was a suicide attempt, saying the incident was a "pure accident."

Quezon City Rep. Sonny Belmonte, who earlier said it seemed like Benaldo tried to kill himself, is surprised by Benaldo's statement.

"He's saying it was an accident? Baka naman nililinis niya ang baril or something..." he said.

Benaldo said his defeat in the elections made him sad but clarified that was not the cause of the shooting.

He refused to comment for now if he will run again in 2016.

ANC Headstart, July 16, 2013