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UPDATEand Gunmen shot, injured Cotabato City mayor's secretary

Local News • 00:21 AM Wed Jul 22, 2015
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By: 
Edwin Fernandez

COTABATO CITY –
Unidentified gunmen shot and seriously wounded Aniceto Boy” Rasalan, secretary
to Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr, Monday afternoon.

DXMS-AM Radyo Bida in a flash report saidRasalan sustained gunshot wounds in his face and body.

He is currently
confined at a private hospital.

Initial
investigation showed Rasalan was driving a government issuedMitsubishi L-300 van along Sinsuat
Avenue when two or three men on board motorbikes opened fire on him near the
corner of San Isidro Streetat about 2:30 p.m.

Lawyer Cynthia
Guiani Sayadi, Cotabato City administrator, confirmed the incident and said
Rasalan was scheduled to undergo CT scan as of posting.Mayor Guiani said Rasalan is now in stable condition and already out of the intensive care unit as of 4 p.m.Guiani said Rasalan was on his way to his office when the suspects shot him at close range.He described Rasalan as a hardworking city government employee who have no personal armed escorts having no known enemy. Trabaho lang yan siya ng trabaho, he is not involved in any political activity of the city, Guiani said of Rasalan.Guiani said the police are directed to probe deeper on the incident, identify the perpetrators and bring them before the bar of justice.

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