CASTILLA, Sorsogon -- Caboracan Barangay Kagawad Walfrado Eccija of this municipality is facing frustrated murder charges for shooting Barangay Chairman Noel Bastamonte Monday night.
PO3 Jose Gabito, Castilla police investigator, said Bastamonte is now out of danger from a bullet wound while Eccija is detained at the police detention cell.
Reportedly, the jeepney driven by Bastamonte collided with the motorcycle driven by Eccija, who promptly shot the barangay captain on site.
Ivy Bastamonte, wife of the barangay captain, said the two are cousins but they are political rivals.
Allegedly, the delayed payment of the barangay honorarium abetted the quarrel between the two village officials, Mrs. Bastamonte said.