Barangay kagawad shot dead right after oathtaking
Catbalogan, Samar (November 30) -- A bullet of a killer stopped short a barangay official from serving his constituents.
A barangay Kagawad from San Isidro Calbayog City was shot right after he took oath as a barangay official on November 27, 2010.
The victim identified as Will Saucero Meregildo 32 years old was on board his motorcycle with two passengers heading towards home when he was shot in the vicinity of Alfia Cinema, Magsaysay Blvd in Calbayog City.
Saucero just came from an oathtaking ceremony at the Calbayog Sports Center when he was accosted by a motorcycle riding tandem.
The victim was hit on his neck by an unidentified suspect.
Responding policemen brought him immediately to Our Lady of Porziuncula Hospital where he was also referred to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) in Tacloban City.
The two passengers of the victim were unhurt in the incident. They were identified as Barangay Kagawad Potenciano Orquin Jr. and Brgy. Kagawad Paquito Saucero.
The latest report obtained from fellow media officers said the victim died in Tacloban City while being revived by doctors.
The Calbayog police is doing pursuit operations and interviewing would be witnesses in the crime done at broad daylight in downtown Calbayog. (PIA-Samar with Gene Navilon) [top]