Caloocan barangay chairman shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen
MANILA, Philippines — A barangay (village) chairman in Caloocan City was shot dead as he was going home from a birthday party in the early hours of Saturday.
STATEMENT OF MAYOR OCA MALAPITAN REGARDING THE KILLING OF BARANGAY 151 CHAIRMAN GALLY DILAONgayong umaga ay isang…
According to a report by the Caloocan City police, Barangay 151 chairman Douglas Dilao was shot by five gunmen who were aboard three motorcycles.
Barangay tanods (watchmen) rushed Dilao to the Manila Central University Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival.
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan mourned Dilao’s death in a Facebook post.
“Congressman pa lamang ako ay personal nang malapit sa akin si Kap. Dilao, kaya batid natin na siya ay mapagmahal sa pamilya, mabait na kaibigan at mapagbigay na lider sa kaniyang mga nasasakupan,” Malapitan said.
(From the time that I was still a congressman, I was personally close to Dilao, who loves his family, a kind friend, and a thoughtful leader to his constituents.)
Malapitanadded that he has ordered Caloocan Police chief Col. Dario Menor to investigate the shooting incident.
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