Angara unhurt in ambush on security convoy


CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines — Suspected New People’s Army rebels fired at Army soldiers securing the passage of Senator Edgardo Angara in Dinalungan, Aurora, at past 1 p.m. on Saturday, police and military officials confirmed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, parent company of

Reached through his mobile phone by the Inquirer newspaper, Angara said there was “no more danger to my life.”

But in an interview with at around 3 p.m., Angara said that neither he nor his security was ambushed. “That’s a complete lie. Kalokohan yan (That’s not true),” he said.

The senator, who was in the area to launch several agriculture projects, said he was very far away from where the fighting happened. “It’s like the fighting happened in Basilan and I was in Manila,” he said.

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