The ambush late Thursday targeted a truck carrying Mayor Abdul Malik Manamparan and about 50 supporters, said Diosdado Alarcon, a senior police officer from Lanao del Norte province.
It left the mayor and his supporters wounded, and killed his daughter, police said.
Authorities have no suspects or motive in the attack, and an investigation is underway.
The attack in Nunungan town is the latest in a string of violence leading up to the local and legislative elections on May 13.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan vowed here yesterday to dismantle a ”Korean mafia” which allegedly wants to control local Korean expatriates for various reasons, after a South Korean national was shot dead and another wounded last April 15 amid another unsolved killing of yet another Korean last March in cases linked by probers to the mafia.
Pamintuan also urged the police to investigate how Koreans could get commemorative plates, after noting that the Korean victims were using a van with plate marked “Prosecutor”, while their still unknown assailant fled in another van with a plate marked “PNPA” which stands for Philippine National Police Academy.
“I want that mafia dismantled. They could be killing each other,” said Pamintuan in a press briefing here.
Pamintuan, however, expressed gratitude to peace-loving Koreans in Angeles, thanking them for their confidence in investing in this city. He stressed that his plan to dismantle the Korean mafia would also benefit the local Korean community so that they could be spared from abuses of their compatriots.
I will be traveling to Manila, P.I around November by my self. I’ve been there once before with an ex-boyfriend and was staying in Makati city. I falling in love with the country and culture. I really don’t know anyone there so I was wondering am I crazy to go there alone being female and only 26 years old, not really speaking the language but I see no problem bc English seem to be like a official language there.
My goal is to have the same living and life experience (but except for picking up girls part) in the P.I. like Dru. This is one one of my bucket list things to do in life before I die and I feel like right now its a good opportunity to do so. Of course my friends and family think I’m insane and are against this but I’m just pretty brave and adventurous person. You only have one life to live right? My question is… am I crazy? Will I get kidnapped or killed there…walking around alone or at night?
For those of us currently stuck here in our home countries and willing to take a dose of the Philippines anywhere we can get it, you might want to check out the television show Survivor this season. It starts tonight. The shooting location is Caramoan in the Bicol area. While the scenes will likely look as though they could have been shot on any tropical island, you may find it worth checking out.
Day 2 in the city of Bacolod. The hotel in Bacolod I’m at isn’t the best. Looks like it was raining fairly strong the night before. I’m out on the streets now and fairly confused. I need to get to an internet cafe to buy a ticket to my next city. What will be my next city in the Philippines?
I catch a jeepney going to SM and question a shy Filipina girl from the city of Bacolod. I finally reach SM and check out some of the food options. So there’s no internet cafe in this SM Bacolod City. Are you serious?
I start looking for the travel agency to buy a boat ticket (yes, a boat ticket) to Davao, and I also run across the famous Bacolod piaya, which is some sort of sweet bread dessert famous in the city of Bacolod. I’m getting seriously confused with the layout of SM and can’t seem to find anything. The security guard tells me that there’s two Cyberzones which seems to be the basis of my confusion.
Guys, we’ve been working on something new for a little while now. It’s time to share some of our progress.
So what is it?
A lot of us here have been around the block as far as Philippine dating sites go. You’ve probably seen all of the flavors by now. They’ve been around for years. On one hand, you’ve got the basic, straight up service that gets the job done: it provides the basic functionality, serves its purpose, gets you connected (think Date In Asia). Great. On the other, there’s the bloated behemoth: slow as hell, difficult to use, hardly updated since 2005, full of gimmicks, over-priced, and perhaps too comfortable in its own profits to ever make any improvements that users actually care about (FilipinoCupid comes to mind). Then there are the scattered, smaller Filipino dating sites copying the old, tired online dating model that’s been around since online dating ever began. Hey, not to slam these guys. I feel some nostalgia right now just thinking about them. But it’s time to move on.
What we’ve begun developing is a new Philippine dating site. While we’ve only begun laying down the foundation and have some distance to go before we get it to where we want it to be, we at least want to share the work we’ve done so far and get your feedback.
The big question we’re asking ourselves while developing this site is: what would a dating site that we ourselves would love to use look like? If you also have some wishes for what you would really like to see in a dating site, we want to hear it. Seriously. For example:
Heading to the Philippines or already there and wish you could send a message to every girl online in Angeles at once? Or in the entire city of Manila? Cebu? Wish there was a way you could make yourself stand out among the pack of thousands of other guys online, perhaps to a specific girl you’re after? Wish there was a way you could contact any member instantly or always stay in touch with someone by sending a message directly to her cellphone? A site that never stops pushing to give you more and more selection?
We’re not talking about traditional online dating nonsense here. No computer algorithms that claim to help you find your soulmate either. You’re in charge, as you should be.
Yes, what you’ll see at the moment are the foundational and traditional online dating features, but we’ll soon be aiming higher now that we have the basics in place. Sign up. It’s all free. Give us your feedback. We’ll get working on developing the site that lovers of the Philippines really want. Be patient with us. But we’ll get there.
We have approximately 11,000 female members at the moment (Yes, despite the banner above saying 7,000). The Filipinas are only beginning to be aware that the site is now live. The male/female ratio will be heavily skewed for a while (in your favor of course), but such is the nature of it all at the moment.
Check it out. Tell us what you like, don’t like, and what you would like to see in this service. It’s all yours.