Manila, Philippines – Francis Dianne Cervantes, a former Miss Earth Philippines and now a councilor, was shot and wounded by a gunman while on her way to Paombong town on Tuesday night.
Cervantes reportedly suffered wounds to the face and nape and was rushed to the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City. She was later transferred to a hospital in Metro Manila.
Police said that Cervantes was riding in a motorcycle driven by her staff Romelita Raymundo when the incident happened.
According to Raymundo, the lone gunman was wearing a jacket and a helmet.
The initial investigation revealed that the suspect was armed with a .45 caliber pistol. However, police have yet to identify the motive of the attack.
Cervantes is now serving her 3rd term as a councilor in Hangonoy. She was hailed as Miss Earth Philippines-Fire in 2006.