Cabbie faces murder for poll exec’s death


ILOILO CITY: Police are filing murder case against a taxi driver who shot dead a Comelec officer of Dumangas on Monday evening over traffic altercation along the main road of Molo district. Rodney de los Reyes surrendered to Iloilo Police with his lawyer and admitted shooting election officer Raymund Araneta Valera with a .45 caliber pistol when their vehicles stopped at the intersection on Molo Plaza. Valera, was driving home with his two children to Jaro district when the incident happened. He has been COMELEC municipal election officer for more than 10 years. De los Reyes claimed the Valera pointed a gun at him but CCTV footages showed he was the one who fired the shot. Valera’s unfired gun was found under his vehicle’s the front seat.


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