Negros Occidental TESDA director wounded in ambush

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — The director of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Negros Occidental was seriously wounded by still unidentified gunmen who ambushed him in Talisay City early Thursday evening, December 7.

Julius Jamero, 45, was shot seven times and is being treated at the Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City.

Police said Jamero was driving his vehicle after leaving his office when he was shot along Trangka Street in Barangay Zone 12 by the gunmen, who had been lying in wait for him.

The motive for the attack has yet to be determined.

Jamero, a native of Butuan City, had served as TESDA director of Aklan province before being assigned to Negros Occidental.