Nueva Ecija mayor unhurt in ambush

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    SAN Antonio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Arvin Salonga unscathed an ambush staged by two men in Jaen town, also in Nueva Ecija, on Tuesday morning.

    Salonga’s driver-security, identified as Danny Camelo, sustained a minor injury in the attack.

    Police said Salonga was driving his sports utility vehicle when the suspects, aboard two motorcycles, opened fire at his vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. while it was crossing a bridge in Jaen.

    Camelo was on the passenger seat during that time.

    Salonga and his bodyguard came from San Leonardo town and were on their way home when they were ambushed about 300 meters away from a community quarantine checkpoint.

    Reports said Salonga, who ran unopposed in the last elections, had earlier received death threats.

    Police are investigating the attack.