JUST IN - VICE MAYOR ANWAR SINDATUK PINAGBABARIL NG HINDI KILALANG MGA SUSPEK SA LOOB NG KANYANG BAHAY. PANOORIN ANG BUONG DETALYE!
MANILA - The vice mayor of Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao was killed by unidentified gunmen inside his house on Sunday morning.
Initial police reports said an unknown number of suspects entered the house of Vice Mayor Anwar Sindatuk at 8:20 a.m.
Authorities were still investigating the killing as of posting time.
Sindatuk was elected as the town's first municipal councilor in the May elections but assumed the post of vice mayor in October when Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom and nine others were killed in an alleged firefight with police.
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The post of Dimaukom, who was earlier tagged as a narco-politician by President Rodrigo Duterte, was assumed by his wife, then Vice Mayor Bai Anida, based on the law of succession.
Sindatuk will be buried immediately on Sunday in accordance with Islamic tradition.