By Vicente Alejandro, VERA Files
Tacloban City – The husband of a candidate in Jaro, Leyte was shot dead by a political opponent on Monday in what officials here describe as an isolated case in an otherwise peaceful election in the Eastern Visayas.
Atty. Jose Nick Mendros, regional director of the Commission on Elections and Chief Supt. Elmer R. Soria, regional police director for Eastern Visayas declared the barangay election peaceful and said the killing and other incidents, including ballot box snatching and vote-buying, were isolated cases.
Pablo Volcan, whose wife Rosalina is seeking her third and last term as chairwoman in Anibongan in Jaro, Leyte, was shot dead by the husband of her political rival, police said. They identified the suspect as Claudio Momo, whose wife Bernardita is opposed to the reelection bid of Rosalina. In the 2010 election, Rosalina defeated Bernardita.
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