CALBAYOG CITY- A political supporter of Mayor Ronaldo Aquino was gunned down by still unidentified armed men just two days before the conduct of the recently-concluded May 13 elections.
Aquino, who is poised to keep his post based on unofficial and partial results, immediately expressed his indignation on the killing of Joseph Ortega.
Ortega was killed by suspects while he was on board a vehicle along Barangay Marcatubig, this city.
His companion, Manuel Sahul, sustained some wounds due to the ambush incident.
Mayor Aquino said that he feel sad that he killing of Ortega and his other supporters who were earlier gunned down eyeing politics as the main reason.
“I expressed my deep condolences and sympathies with those who mourn their loved ones lost in this pointless political attacks,” the city mayor said.
Calbayog has been placed as a hot spot area during the May 13 elections due to series of killing incidents, many were barangay officials.
Police Colonel Rolando Miranda, deputy regional director for operations of the Philippine National Police Regional Office, assured the public that there will be a thorough investigation into these killings.
He did not gave a timeline when these investigations will be conducted. (JAZMIN BONIFACIO)