BATANGAS (DWDD) – A sniper shot dead Tanauan, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili during the city’s flag raising ceremony at 7:30 this morning.
In a report reaching PNP Region 4A Regional Director P Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza, the mayor was shot dead in the chest by a sniper using an M-14 rifle, just as the city employees started to sing the national anthem.
City Hall employees rushed Mayor Halili CP Reyes Hospital . Gaoiran added there is no information yet on Halili’s status and leads on the suspect.
The shooting was seen through the Facebook Live of an employee identified as Gerry Yson Laresma.
Mayor Halili was the controversial mayor who initiated the “walk of shame” campaign against illegal drugs and other crimes in the city since 2013. Video courtesry of Gerry Yson Laresma / MCAG