Third local official killed this week: Cavite town vice mayor ambushed

PHOTO: Alex Lubigan / Facebook
PHOTO: Alex Lubigan / Facebook

The vice mayor of Trece Martires town in Cavite was gunned down Saturday afternoon, the third slay of a local official this week.

The killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan followed the slay of mayors in Batangas and Nueva Ecija earlier this week.

Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili of Batangas was shot dead on Monday during a flag ceremony. The gunman was supposedly perched on a grassy area near the crime scene.

Halili, who gained notoriety after making drug suspects take a “walk of shame” around the town, was also included in the government’s watchlist of local leaders with supposed links to the narcotics trade.

On Tuesday, General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote of Nueva Ecija was shot at close range by unidentified gunmen.

Halili and Bote were the 9th and 10th mayors to be killed since October 2016.

This is a developing story. More details to follow.

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