Binmaley Mayor Simplicio Rosario on January 23 claimed that hired killers are supposedly out to eliminate him.
The Pangasinan politiko said a supposed “mastermind” of the plot against him offered P1 million to assassins to have him killed.
“Someone is out to silence me,” Rosario said. “If they are after my life, so be it. God is with me.”
He said two suspicious-looking men were caught on the municipal government’s CCTV last December.
Rosario also said he suspects that the threat may be linked to the graft case filed against a former Binmaley official by his aide.
He did not name the municipal official.
“I want to make this clear. I’m not singling them out. I’m not connecting this to them but I personally know the mastermind,” Rosario said.