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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Vice-gubernatorial bet in Zambales shot dead

Unidentified armed men shot dead a vice gubernatorial candidate in front of his wife in his house in Zambales province, a radio report said late Monday.

The men shot the face of Willy Viloria, 45, in front of wife in his house in Mabanglit village in Cabangan town in Zambales, Radio dzRH reported on Friday.

The victim — who was running as an independent — had as his nickname “Boy Agimat," a Filipino term meaning amulet.

It was not immediately clear when the incident occurred.

The dzRH report said the shooting occurred March 7, while a report on Inquirer.net said the incident occurred March 1.

Besides the possibility of politics as the motive behind the killing, police are also looking into robbery as another motive.

Initial investigation showed two unidentified armed men barged into the victim's house, and shot him in the face in front of his wife, who fainted.

The men then went to the victim's vehicle and took a shoulder bag believed to contain P2 million.

Investigators recovered at least 11 shells from the crime scene. - RJAB Jr., GMANews.TV

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