Ilocos mayoralty bet gunned down

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 23 2013 06:12 PM | Updated as of Feb 24 2013 02:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A mayoralty candidate in Marcos, Ilocos Norte was shot dead by unidentified suspects Saturday afternoon.

The victim, identified as Alfredo Arce, was on board his motorcycle when he was gunned down by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

Arce, a barangay chairman, died on the spot.

Police are investigating if politics is the motive behind the incident.

Last February 4, incumbent Marcos Mayor Salvador Pillos was also shot, but he survived the attack. -- Report from Randy Menor, dzMM