Nueva Ecija village councilor killed along Maharlika highway

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija — A village councilor was shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle along Maharlika highway in Barangay San Pascual here at about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Barangay Kagawad of Sicsican Matanda here, 64-year-old Arsenio Emana Sr., died instantly after he was shot several times by men on board a blue Honda Wave, said Provincial Police Director, Senior Supt. Manuel Cornel.

Emana’s assailants fled towards Baloc, Santo Domingo, Cornel said.

Police have yet to establish the motive of the killing. PNA/