|Imee Occeña, the slain SK |
Killed on the spot were Imee Occeña, 16-year-old Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson, and three other village councilmen – Freddie Juno, 58; Pedrito Orocio, 52 and Luzviminda Cotamen, 45.
Four others were wounded – village chief Ramon Celebre, 48; council members Salvacion Corugda, 40; Nory Flores, 30; and the barangay treasurer, Lenny Lorca, 32.
Sources said the barangay council was set to discuss the failure of Ayalin to liquidate P1.2 million in village funds used during his term.
|Noel Ayalin, the suspect|
Ayalin served as village councilman from 1994 to 2007 and as barangay captain from 2007 to 2010. He ran for re-election but lost to Celebre.
“This could have irked him,” a City Hall employee close to Ayalin, who asked not to be named, told Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod.
Josefita Flores, the mother of Ayalin, called on her son to surrender as authorities launched a manhunt against him.
Police Supt. Armando Tobongbanua, who heads the Negros Occidental Public Safety Company, had already started a manhunt operation against the suspect.
Source: Carnage in Silay: Ex-village Chief Guns Down Four Persons, wounds Four Others