The Philippine National Police (PNP) has given Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Vicente Loot and his family additional police protection after the local official survived a shooting attack at a busy port the weekend before the election.
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On Wednesday, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde gave assurances of additional security from the police, even as Loot has said earlier that he believes police operatives acting as “bounty hunters” were after him.
Loot was among the former police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the narcotics trade.
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In an interview with the…