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Councilor slain in Negros city


By Glazyl Masculino 

BACOLOD CITY – A councilor and hu­man rights advocate was shot to death by a motorcycle-riding assailant in Barangay Alimango, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Monday.
Killed was Ber­nardino Patigas Sr., 72, a resident of Ali­mango.

(Escalante City Police Station Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

(Escalante City Police Station Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police Capt. Ron­ald Santillan, deputy city police chief, said Patigas was riding a motorcycle home when the assailant, who was trailing him, pulled alongside and fired at him.
The gunman who was wearing a cap, bonnet and jacket then rode away.

Police recovered from the crime scene two .45 caliber slugs.

Patigas was sec­retary general of the Northern Negros Alli­ance of Human Rights Advocates (NNAHRA).

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