From the Philippine Information Agency (Apr 21): Comval Governor condemns killing of town Purok leader
Gov. Arturo Uy expressed his dismay on the recent killing perpetrated to a Purok Chairman and youth volunteer in Maragusan early morning on April 21.
A report from the ComVal Provincial Police Office (CVPPO) reveals that Jesus “Yokyok” Balucos, 38 years old, single and a farmer was shot to death at around 5 o'clock in the morning by unidentified gunmen in Barangay Mahayahay.
The initial investigation conducted by Maragusan Municipal Police Station further showed that “the victim left from his house and went to his piggery adjacent from his house to feed his swine but before reaching the same, he was blocked by two (2) unidentified suspects wearing bonnet and without any word, one of the suspects shot the victim several times.” Yokyok was a Purok chairman in Purok Magbayabas, Brgy. Mahayahay and a known campaign leader of Mayor Cesar Colina and the governor.
“I strongly condemn the senseless killing of Balucos this morning. While investigation is still ongoing but there are speculations na posibleng politika,” the Governor said.
He then called on CVPPO under PSSupt. Albert Ignatius D. Ferro to investigate the incident and monitor the movement of the alleged private armed groups with high powered guns in the area.
The Governor also extended his deepest sympathy to the family of the victim.
“Our condolence to the family. Rest assured justice will be served ug mahatagan jud nato ug hustisya ang iyang kamatayun whatever it takes,” Gov Uy ended.