MANILA, Philippines – A member of the Sangguniang Bayan in Santa Josefa, Agusan del Sur was shot dead on Wednesday.
The victim, identified as Gregorio Plaza Sr., was talking to some friends in front of a store when three armed men approached and shot him.
The suspects fled the scene on board a single motorcycle, but were eventually arrested by responding policemen in Barangaty Kapatungan in Trento town.
The gunmen were identified as Rolando Duyan, Luisito Entic and a teenage boy. Police retrieved two pistols from them. They were residents of Monkayo, Compostela Valley.
Plaza was rushed to Bunawan District Hospital and then transferred to Montevista District Hospital. He died while receiving treatment.
The police have yet to determine the motive behind Plaza’s murder. – report from Charmaine Awitan, ABS-CBN News Caraga