Witness tags suspect in treasurer's killing

Posted at | Updated as of 10/07/10 3:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A witness has identified one of the suspects in the killing of a municipal treasurer of Ilocos Norte last Monday.

Witness Remigio Reyes tagged Jun Valencia as among the alleged killers of municipal treasurer Elpidio Sy in Barangay Panzian, Pagudpud.

Valencia was driving the tricycle boarded by Sy when the latter was reportedly attacked by Reyes and 4 other men.

Sy, the treasurer of Ilocos Norte's Adams municipality, was on his way to work when the ambush took place.

Reyes admitted that he feared for his life which is why it took him some time to identify the suspect.

The witness said Valencia is his distant relative. -- With a report from Diane Dy, ABS-CBN Ness Ilocos