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Ayaw nang paabutin ng bagong taon! Batocabe dies in Daraga ambush

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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his bodyguard were killed in an ambush Saturday afternoon (December 22) in Daraga, Albay.

According to the initial police report, Batocabe and his bodyguard were attending a gift-giving event for senior citizens and persons with disabilities at a covered court in Barangay Burgos when they were shot by an unidentified assailant.

The lawmaker and his bodyguard were rushed to the Ago Medical and Educational Center in Legazpi but were declared dead on arrival.

Batocabe filed his certificate of candidacy to run for mayor of Daraga in the 2019 elections. He was supposed to face off with incumbent town mayor Carlwyn Baldo and vice mayor Victor Perete, who also decided to run for mayor.