STO. TOMAS, Pangasinan – Councilor Benjamin Oculto, Jr. of this town was shot dead outside a church here on Sunday, police said.
Oculto had just finished attending Mass when he was gunned down by suspects on board a vehicle without a license plate in Barangay Poblacion West at around 10 a.m., according to investigators.
The councilor was declared dead on arrival by physicians.
The police said it arrested a suspect in the killing, but did not give additional details.
Oculto was supposed to run for vice mayor in May’s midterm polls.
His running mate, Councilor Ely Ramos, survived a gun attack by motorcycle-riding assailants last September.
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Report from Noriel Padiernos, ABS-CBN News