Press Release
April 21, 2013

Statement of Team PNoy Campaign Manager and Senator Franklin Drilon on the ambush of Gingoog City Mayor Ruthie Guingona Saturday night

I strongly condemn the attempt on the life of Gingoog City Mayor Ruthie Guingona, wife of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. and mother of incumbent Senator Teofisto Guingona III, during an ambush in the outskirts of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental late Saturday night.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Guingona family as well as with the relatives and friends of those killed and injured in the incident, and with the peace-loving people of Gingoog City who are outraged by this barbaric attack in the heat of the May 2013 election campaign.

We assure you that the full force of the law will be applied to identify and bring the perpetrators of this crime before the bar of justice.

We have seen too many political violence in our country and this is completely unacceptable. We must take meaningful measures to prevent similar incidents from happening again, regardless of the politics.

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