2007, May 20

A winning mayoralty candidate and a winning councilor bet were shot dead Sunday night (May 20) as post-election violence erupted in Bacarra town, Ilocos Norte.

Killed by an unidentified gunman were mayor-elect Philip Velasco and councilor-elect Marcelo Adaya.

They were attending a farmers’ fiesta celebration in Bacarra shortly before midnight Sunday.

Investigators have so far recovered 24 shells of cal-.45 and 9-mm pistols from the crime scene.

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