Rizal town mayor survives ambush

THE Mayor of Teresa Rizal cheated death while his driver and security escort were wounded when  unidentified suspects ambushed them late Monday afternoon in the said province.

Mayor Raul Palino of escaped unscathed while his driver identified as Joel Balajafia  and security escort Ruel Javier were wounded.

Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 5 pm along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Barangay Poblacion, Teresa, Rizal.

Initial investigation showed the victims were onboard a van cruising the road when unidentified suspects peppered them with bullets.

After the incident the suspects fled towards an unknown direction while the victims were rushed to Saint Therese Hospital.