Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mayor In Kalinga Runs Over A Dog, Gets Shot By The Owner

James Edduba, the mayor of the town of Pasil in the province of Kalinga is currently recuperating in a hospital after being shot and wounded by an irate pet owner.

According to reports, the mayor and company were driving towards Tabuk City in the early evening of April 26 (Saturday) in a Ford pick-up truck when they hit a dog at the side of the road. This, according to the police, prompted the owner of the dog to shoot the mayor.

The shooting incident occurred at sitio Pinagan, barangay Lucog in Tabuk. Mayor Edduba was quickly rushed to the Tabuk Provincial Hospital and was later transferred to the St. Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao City in the nearby province of Cagayan. He is now in stable condition.

The identity of the suspect wasn't divulged by the police. Follow-up operations are ongoing for his immediate arrest. According to Superintendent Davy Vicente Lim-mong, spokesperson for the Cordillera regional police, a task force called Special Investigation Task Group Edduba has been formed to cover the case.

The task force is headed by Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan, the Director of the Kalinga police.