Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno “Magsie” Pena denied any hand in Thursday’s ambush in Barangay Inolingan, in the town.
The ambush staged by several armed men killed Councilor Michael Garcia and his uncle former Councilor Mark Garcia.
Peña, citing the shooting of the late Mark’s brother, said the Garcias have a “history of killing each other.”
“I categorically deny any involvement in the ambush. That’s a silly question, you want a silly answer?,” Peña said, smiling, as he answered a question if he categorically deny any involvement in the ambush, during his press conference at noontime today in Pulupandan.
He said any case against him will not hold water because he has nothing to do with it, adding that the initial legal action was even dismissed in the prosecutor’s level and the suspects were released.
He said the death of several persons in the town and in the province must also be given attention and justice, not only the death of the two Garcias.*
(Arman Toga, NDB)