TUGUEGARAO CITY: A winning vice mayoralty candidate’s coordinator in Piddig town, Ilocos Norte province was shot dead Friday. Police said the slain campaign leader was identified by police as Michael Padaca of said town who succumbed to death due to multiple gunshot wounds on different parts of his body. Padaca, not related to Commission on Elections Commissioner Grace Padaca, was shot at close range at his home in the village of Loing in Piddig town by a still unidentified gunman. The gunman escaped without a trace after the killing according to Piddig town police investigators. Supporters said the victim is one of Vice Mayor-elect Gener Aquino of Piddig’s staunch leaders.