Manding dies after casting vote

Former two-term City Councilor Amilbangsa Manding, who tried to recapture his previous post as the chair of Barangay 23-C in Poblacion District, died Monday night while the counting of votes was ongoing.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum said Manding suffered a heart attack.

Chief Insp. Nolan Raquid, the precinct commander of Sta. Ana Police Precinct, told TIMES yesterday that Manding, a candidate for barangay captain in Barangay 23-C, died around 6 p.m. on Monday.

The Sta. Ana Police Precinct implemented the curfew at Barangay 23-C starting Saturday night after a commotion between supporters of Manding and incumbent barangay chair Allimodin Usman, a re-electionist, erupted.

“The family did not give details but he was suffering from an illness,” Raquid said.

Relatives said Manding had a kidney problem.

Manding’s body was already brought to Lanao del Sur for the proper burial according to the Muslim tradition.

On Saturday night, after the two opposing parties wrapped up their respective campaign, a commotion erupted that wounded three persons.

Manding was reportedly sad over the incident as one of the wounded victims was a relative.

Before becoming a barangay captain of 23-C, Manding worked at City Hall under then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Manding was a two-term city councilor, having elected as the president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) twice.

He was a member of the 14th City Council from 2004 to 2007 under then vice mayor Luis Bonguyan and then-mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and of the 15th City Council from 2007 to 2010 under then vice mayor Sara Duterte and mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

In 2013, Manding went missing after his bodyguard was killed by armed men. Also that time, he got the ire of Mayor Duterte for his failure to curb drug trade in the barangay.

In an earlier interview with the ABS-CBN News TV Davao, Manding denied reports that he was into drugs.

Usman won in the election.