Retired cop running for local post in Legazpi City gunned down

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A RETIRED police officer who is also running as councilor in Legazpi City was shot dead by still unidentified suspects on Wednesday afternoon. Retired Police Colonel Ramiro Bausa was killed in Barangay Cagbacong at 3:20 p.m. after leaving his car, according to a police report. The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the local police is looking into politics as motive or communist rebels behind the killing. “Sa ngayon ay ini-imbestigahan pa rin ng (It is being investigated by the) Legazpi City Police Station,” said PNP Spokesperson Bernard M. Banac in a press conference on Thursday. In 2010, Mr. Bausa’s brother Enrique, former chief of Daraga town police, was also gunned down while campaigning as town councilor. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras