In Calbayog City

ORMOC CITY– A barangay treasurer from the town of Almagro, Samar was shot dead in Calbayog City on Thursday (August 3) at about 12:35 pm.

Killed was Jocelyn Bago, a treasurer of Barangay Imelda who tried to grapple with the suspect who shot her point blank, the local police said.

It was learned that the victim, who was with village chairman Glocer Villa, was on board a motorcycle when she was approached by the suspect.

The victim tried to fight back with the suspect, who took a plastic bag that contained the amount of P200,000 intended as salaries for village officials.

The unidentified suspect, however, pulled a gun and shot her repeatedly.

This is the second time that a robbery involving a barangay treasurer occurred in Calbayog City.

Last July 20, the treasured of Brgy. Caloocan, Erecita de Leon,59, while walking along at the old national road within their village, a rider-in-tandem appeared and grabbed her bag containing P90,000 payroll money for the village officials.

While the victim survived, the suspects were able to cart the money away.