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Misamis mayoral bet hurt in gun attack

John Unson - The Philippine Star
Misamis mayoral bet hurt in gun attack
George Matunog, 55, was on his way home in Barangay Southwestern Poblacion in Calamba town when he was shot in the head.
STAR / File

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — A mayoral candidate in Misamis Occidental was wounded in an attack by motorcycle-riding men yesterday morning.

George Matunog, 55, was on his way home in Barangay Southwestern Poblacion in Calamba town when he was shot in the head.

Matunog is running for mayor of Calamba, a fourth class municipality with 23,227 residents, according to a 2020 government census.

The gunman sped away as Matunog fell bloodied.

Barangay emergency responders rushed Matunog to the nearest hospital.

Police have yet to identify suspects and determine the motive for the killing.

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