President Rodrigo Duterte presents a chart illustrating a drug trade network

Another Philippines Mayor Killed in ‘Gun Battle’

The jailed mayor of a town in the Philippines was shot in his cell during what is being described as a “gun battle” with police. His death is the second killing this week of a politician linked to drugs by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

Rolando Espinosa Sr., mayor of the town of Albuera in the central Leyte province, was shot in the early morning hours of November 5 after reportedly firing at police officers during a raid on the jail he was housed in. His cellmate was also killed. Police had stormed the Baybay city jail looking for weapons and drugs.

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