The mayor of Libungan, Cotabato, and his driver were shot dead on Monday morning by an unidentified gunman in Barangay Cabayuran.
In a report, Mayor Christopher “Amping” Cuan, 46, and his driver Edwin Navarro Ihao, 36, were said to be visiting his cockfighting arena which was under construction and was only a few meters away from his home when four assailants onboard a blue SUV arrived and shot them.
Cuan and his driver died on the spot.
The mayor had been on President Duterte’s list of drug suspects in 2016, however, he vehemently denied involvement in drugs. In January 2019, Cuan survived a supposed assasination in front of the Libungan town hall.
In a statement, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) condemned the killing of Cuan and his driver.