Published: Tuesday 03 July, 2018

WATCH Shooting of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Caught on CCTV Video

Another mayor has been shot dead. Mayor Ferdinand Bote of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon in Cabanatuan City. And it was caught on video.

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Mayor Ferdinand Bote was shot and killed inside his SUV as it left the NIA compound in Cabanatuan City. (NIA CCTV video)

Mayor Bote was leaving the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) compound in Cabanatuan City when he was killed.

Bote was inside his SUV when gunmen approached it from the right side where the mayor was seated. Gunshots were heard as the vehicle was waiting to merge into traffic along the national highway. 

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As seen in the video, the driver’s side door opened slightly indicating that the driver tried to escape. However, the SUV was soon seen driving slowly away from the scene.

According to news reports, Mayor Ferdinand Bote was immediately taken to the MV Gallego Hospital which is just a few meters away from the NIA compound. He was declared dead on arrival.

The mayor’s driver, as well as one of his children who was seated at the back, escaped injury.

Mayor Ferdinand Bote

Mayor Ferdinand Bote

The assassination of Mayor Bote is the second killing of a mayor in 48 hours. On Monday, Mayor Antonio Halili was killed by a sniper as he attended Tanauan City’s flag ceremony at the city hall quadrangle. That too was caught on video.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has directed the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) to investigate the killings.

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