In Calbayog City

ORMOC CITY-A manhunt operation is being conducted by police in Calbayog City against a village chairman who absconded after killing his victim.

Joseph Bello, 43 and barangay chairman of Talahiban, Oquendo district, was identified to have killed Jason Parilla, 43, farmer, and a resident of Brgy. Tigbe, also in the city, after they engaged in a verbal argument while they were having a drinking session inside the house of the official on July 27 at about pm.

Police said that the two, together with four others, were having a drinking spree when the Bello and Parilla suddenly engaged in a heated argument.

Using a still Caliber 45 pistol, the village official shot the victim in his head and back which resulted in his instant death.