3 'kuliglig' drivers shot dead in Manila


Posted at Jan 23 2014 10:02 AM | Updated as of Jan 23 2014 06:02 PM

MANILA – Three "kuliglig" drivers were shot dead in Manila before dawn Thursday.

Police said the victims, identified as Michael Cabayo, Baby Mata, and a certain "Toto," were shot dead at a poorly lit portion of Padre Burgos Avenue near the National Museum.

A witness said he saw four men on board two motorcycles fleeing towards Divisioria after shooting the victims, who worked as kuliglig drivers in the Manila City Hall – Escolta route.

Investigators said they have yet to determine the real names of the victims, who had tattoo marks on their bodies. Cabayo, meanwhile, is alleged to be a member of the "Bahala Na Gang."

Police recovered 11 spent bullets from a .9 millimeter pistol and .45-caliber pistol from the crime scene. – report from Noel Alamar and Zandro Ochona, dzMM; and Kori Quintos, ABS-CBN News