By Bill Ventura
GAMU, Isabela, (PNA) — The second day of campaign on October 19 was met with the killing of a village councilor who is running for chairman in Furao village of this town.
Senior Supt. Sotero Ramos, Isabela police director, identified the fatality as Rolly Lauria, a village head bet in Furao, Gamu town and an incumbent first-ranked councilor.
Lauria was killed at past midnight while he was peeing at the roadside. He just attended a wedding banquet when attacked by the lone gunman with a Cal. 45 handgun, hitting his head and body.
Police have been eyeing either a political motive or a personal grudge in the killing as the fatality has been a close ally of a local official in the locality.