A LAWYER handling several drug cases in Iloilo was shot dead on Friday, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said in a statement.

Ideljulio Romero, a member of the IBP chapter in Iloilo, was killed between 12 noon and 1 p.m. He sustained a gunshot wound at the back of his head, said police in an initial report of the incident, said IBP National President Abdiel Fajardo in a text message to the Manila Times. NEIL JAYSON N. SERVALLOS