Batangas village chief killed in ambush

Posted at | Updated as of 03/02/14 6:53 AM

BATANGAS -- A barangay chairman was killed after being ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Tanauan City Saturday evening, police said.

Sr. Supt. Omega Jireh Fidel, Batangas police director, identified the victim as chairman Anselmo Malabanan of Barangay Pagaspas, Tanauan City.

According to reports, Malabanan had just come from a cockpit arena in Malvar town and was on his way home aboard his Mitsubishi Adventure (WDL-721) when he was waylaid along the highway in Barangay Darasa around 7:30 p.m.

Malabanan died on the spot after sustaining bullet wounds in his head.

Police have yet to determine the motive behind the killing. They are now pursuing the suspects who managed to escape.