Canvasser dies, 2 others unscathed in ambush

A CANVASSER of a business establishment was killed while two others escaped unscathed in an ambush in Zamboanga del Sur, the police said Thursday, July 4.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at Purok 1 in Bag-ong Ariosa village, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

Galvez identified the fatality as Dionesio Omayao, Jr. alias Tatay, 50, canvasser of Rachel Emporium products and resident of the village of Upper Sta. Cruz, Lala, Lanao del Norte.

Unscathed were his two co-workers Roberto Montejo and Donald Miñoza.

She said investigation showed Omayao and his two companions were aboard two motorcycles traveling towards the national highway in Molave when ambushed by two unidentified gunmen.

She said Omayao died instantaneously while his two companions, who were riding on another motorcycle, managed to escape although the gunmen chased them.

The motive of the incident was believed to be robbery since Omayao’s P5,000 sales of the day and wallet were missing, Galvez added. (SunStar Philippines)


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