Vice mayor candidate in Surigao del Norte shot, wounded

A barangay chairman, who is running for vice mayor in the 2010 local elections, was wounded after he was shot outside his house in Tagana-an town in Surigao del Norte province Tuesday evening.

Chief Superintendent Lino Calingasan, Police Regional Office 13 director, identified the wounded victim as Barangay Aurora chairman Wilbert Oregenes. He said Oregenes is also the president of Tagana-an town’s Association of Barangay Chairmen, thus making him also a councilor in the municipality.

The shooting reportedly occurred 7 p.m..

Oregenes was immediately brought to Surigao Medical Center in Surigao City.

The suspects in the shooting remain unidentified.

Police, meanwhile, immediately launched an investigation. From a report of Trini Velasco, ABS-CBN Butuan

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