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Guv accuses mayor of killing potential 2016 rival


Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. claimed that  politics was behind the assassination of Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard.

Maranon said that police task force investigating the case should invite Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III for questioning.

Maranon said he already warned Malabor to watch his back after declaring his intention to run for Isabela mayor in 2016.

In a report by, Maranon said: “We will name names if there’s already evidence.”

Montilla shot back at Maranon to be more specific to which the Governor replied: “That is already very specific. What more?”

Malabor and  Montilla used to be political allies under Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) until the dead politiko switched to to Maranon’s  United Negros Alliance.

Malabor and his bodyguard Leody Jumilla outside a cockpit in Isabela town on 28 June 2015 by  a lone gunman.  A P2 million reward money has been put up for any information on Malabor’s killer.

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