Councilor, supporters ambushed

NAGUILIAN, La Union – A councilor and his two companions were wounded in an ambush while campaigning in a barangay here at 5 p.m. May 8.

Councilor Isagani Rimando was wounded in the right thigh while Val Garcia and Randy Dumo were shot in the right eye and left foot respectively when the armed men on board a Pajero fired at their Kia Besta van during a campaign sortie in Barangay Guiseng Norte here.

Police said one of the alleged suspects was a driver of a local politician.

Naguilian mayoral candidate Franco Rimando, father of the councilor, has asked the election officials and the police here to place the town under Comelec control.