In Northern Samar

ORMOC CITY-A head teacher of a high school in Mondragon, Northern Samar survived a slay attempt to his life after a village councilor attacked him using a gun last April 21 with the police seeing personal grudge as the motive.

Mondragon chief of police, Captain Verna Cesista identified the victim as Adrian, 44, single, head teacher of the Mondragon Agro-Industrial High School, while the suspect was identified as Roberto Baluyot, 37, former barangay kagawad.

The two are both residents of Barangay Talulora, Mondragon.

Cesista, in an interview, disclosed that the incident happened inside the barangay court at about 5 pm while the barangay was in the midst of preparations for its annual fiesta next month.

She said that a heated argument between the victim and the suspect ensued when the victim asked the suspect why the project for one of the winning candidates of Ms. Talulora did not materialize.

According to PCPT Cesista, this upset the suspect who went home but later returned, this time carrying a short firearm.

The suspect immediately pulled out the gun from his waist and fired several shots at the suspect hitting his leg and thigh.

The suspect immediately fled the area after the shooting but was collared by responding police.

The victim was immediately brought to the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital for treatment where he is now in stable condition.

Charges of frustrated homicide were filed at the Provincial Fiscal Office against the suspect who is now detained at the detention facility of Mondragon police station.