Davao de Oro barangay chairman shot dead

DAVAO CITY (PNA) – Authorities have formed a special task force to look into the killing of a barangay chairman in Monkayo, Davao de Oro Sunday, June 26.

In a statement Monday, June 27, the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO-11) said two unidentified gunmen attacked Barangay Mount Diwata chairman Pedro Samillano Jr. outside his home in Barangay Poblacion.

Samillano, 62, was about to get out of his car when two men on a motorcycle shot him at around 8:32 p.m.

“(The attackers) came riding a motorcycle and parked meters away from the victim’s vehicle and one of them got off the motorcycle, approached the victim, and shot him several times,” police said.

Samillano was brought to the Davao De Oro Provincial Hospital in Montevista but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered at the crime scene were three fired cartridges of a .45 caliber pistol, two deformed slugs, and a mobile phone.

“Motive of the incident is yet to be determined,” PRO-11 said.

Incoming Monkayo Mayor Manuel Zamora condemned the killing and urged authorities for a speedy resolution of the case.