COTABATO CITY — A suspected gun-for-hire shot dead a newly-elected barangay councilor in San Isidro town in Davao del Norte in an attack on Tuesday.


Reports by the Catholic Radio Station DXMS and DXMY-Radio Mindanao Network, both in Cotabato City, on Wednesday identified the fatality as Jay Glen Dela Rama, who was elected barangay councilman in Barangay Sawata in Davao del Norte.

Dela Rama, a businessman, was a retired member of the Philippine Army, according to radio reports. He died in a hospital while being treated for gunshot wounds.


A security camera recording that circulated on Facebook showed an attacker approached Dela Rama inside his roadside store in Barangay Sawata and shot him repeatedly and finished him off as he fell on the floor.


The suspect reportedly escaped by riding a Yamaha Aerox motorcycle parked nearby, driven by an accomplice.


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