Barangay captain shot dead in Batangas
MANILA -- A barangay captain was shot dead by a motorcycle-riding gunman in Tuy, Batangas Tuesday morning, police said.
The victim was identified as 46-year-old Nemensio Atasan, captain of Barangay Bolbok.
According to the victim's wife, Bessy, Atasan just came from their convenience store and was on his way for the barangay hall when a still unidentified man on board a white and gray motorcycle shot him in Barangay Luna past 10 a.m.
Bessy said it was not the first ambush attempt against his husband.
She is not sure if politics was the reason behind the killing.
Police said the suspect fled towards the national highway.
Investigation is still ongoing. -- Report from Cesca Joves, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog