Party-list staff shot dead in Laoag


Posted at Apr 04 2013 04:00 PM | Updated as of Apr 05 2013 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A provincial coordinator of the 1st Kabagis party-list was shot dead by unidentified suspects in Laoag, Ilocos Norte Thursday morning, police said.

Initial investigations showed that Macario Pampañano, a pastor of the Church of Christ, was shot outside his home at around 8 a.m.

A slug from a caliber .45 firearm was recovered by police, but the suspects remain at large.

The victim’s family could not say the motive behind the killing, saying Pampañano didn’t receive any death threats.

Police investigations are ongoing. -- Report from Randy Menor, dzMM