ONE of two motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a candidate in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported.

The victim was identified as Mohalliden Tapodoc, 35, a councilor bet in Labangan town that is running under the Liberal Party (LP).

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The police said the incident took place near the public market of Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, on Sunday morning, a day after an unidentified gunman shot and killed Hamira Agcong, 44, an LP supporter in Labangan town.

Investigation showed Tapodoc was aboard his vehicle when shot by one of two men riding-tandem on a red motorcycle.

Senator Mar Roxas, LP vice president, condemned the incident and demanded for the conduct of thorough investigation to identify the perpetrators. (Bong Garcia)