BACOLOD City The PNP on April 1, 2019 said that three angles are being investigated relative to the killing of Councilor Jolomar Hilario of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental on March 31, 2019.
Police Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental Police Provincial director, said in an interview with Aksyon Radyo that the three angles are personal, politics, or business.
Hilario was asleep when three truckloads of armed persons ransacked his house, barged into his room, and peppered him with bullets.
Witnesses also claimed that suspects shouted “Mabuhay ang NPA” before they withdrew.
NPA stands for the New Peoples Army, the armed wing of communist rebels.
Hilario is the first casualty in Negros Occidental after the start of the campaign for local candidates on March 29.
The victim died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was a former barangay captain of Inolingan before he ran for councilor in 2013. He was also elected Association of Barangay Captains president.
He was a candidate in the slate of Mayor Magdaleno Peña who is also seeking re-election.