Businessman shot dead in Ilocos Sur

Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 16 2017 05:02 PM

Efren Tabu was shot in front of this establishment in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. ABS-CBN News

ILOCOS SUR - A cattle farmer was shot dead by unidentified suspects here late Wednesday, police said.

Efren Tabu, 34, was attacked by a motorcycle-riding assailant while he was waiting for his live-in partner along the highway in Sinabaan village, Bantay town, police said.

"Ang hirap paniwalaan na mangyayari ito sa kanya dahil napakabait at napakasipag niya na tao," said the victim’s brother Benedicto Tabu.

(It's hard to believe that this could happen to him, because he was a kind and hardworking person.)

Police have not determined a motive for the killing.