Mayor, baby, 2 others dead in NAIA shooting
Dennis Carcamo (The Philippine Star) - December 20, 2013 - 11:54am

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - A town mayor in Zamboanga del Sur and three others were killed and four more people were hurt in an ambush at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City, before noon Friday.

Manila International Airport Authority general manager Angel Honrado said Labangan town Mayor Ukol Talumpa, his wife and two others, including one-year-old baby, were killed in the ambush outside the NAIA Terminal 3's arrival area at around 11:15 a.m.

Four others, whose identities have yet to be determined, were hurt in the attack.

Honrado said the mayor and his wife arrived on board a Cebu Pacific flight from Zamboanga at around 9 a.m.

When the victims stepped out from the arrival area, two motorcycle-riding gunmen fired at them and immediately fled.

Reports said that there were no security cameras outside the airport's arrival area.

Honrado said that according the crime scene investigators, the suspects used .45 pistols in the ambush.

Talumpa survived an ambush in Ermita district in Manila in November 2010 and a grenade attack in his home in Pagadian City in September 2012. He was then Labangan's vice mayor.

 
Police investigators are eyeing political rival as the motive for the mayor's killing.

Chief Superintendent Christopher Laxa, director of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group, said they have information that the gunman was wearing a police's “General Office Attire (GOA)” uniform.

"That was the initial report, that one of the suspects was wearing a police uniform. Yan pa ang iko-confirm namin sa mga tao namin on the ground," Laxa said.
 

ANGEL HONRADO CEBU PACIFIC CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT CHRISTOPHER LAXA ERMITA GENERAL OFFICE ATTIRE HONRADO MAYOR ZAMBOANGA
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