Brgy chair killed in Leyte

Published March 18, 2019, 3:54 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY – A village chair was killed, while his wife was wounded after being ambushed by still unidentified motorcycle-riding suspects in Alangalang town, Leyte province on Sunday (March 17).

The victims were identified as Virgilio Vergara, 62, chairman of Barangay Buri and his wife, Corazon Vergara.

Initial investigation disclosed that, at about 5 p.m., the couple was on board their motorcycle traveling from their village heading to Barangay Cogon, when the unidentified motorcycle-riding drove by them and shot them.

Vergara sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of his body, which resulted in his instantaneous death, while his wife who sustained a gunshot wound on her left breast and was brought to Tacloban City for immediate medical attention.

 
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