• Batangas City Hall employee dies in ambush


    Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: An employee of the Batangas City government was killed in an ambush near the Taal public market on Sunday. Batangas Police Provincial director, Senior Supt. Archie Ronquillo, identified the victim as Eduardo Onal, Assessment Clerk II of the Assessors Office of Batangas City Hall. Ronquillo said the victim was on his way home on board his motorcycle when two unidentified men, also on a motorcycle, blocked his way. The back rider then fired shots at Onal, after which the assailants fled towards the direction of Lemery, Batangas. Onal did not reach Our Lady of Caysasay Hospital in Lemery alive from multiple gunshot wounds. Recovered from the crime scene were six empty cartridges and two slugs from a caliber .45 pistol. A dragnet operation was conducted for the possible identification and apprehension of the suspects.


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