The Daily Manila Shimbun


Mayor in Batangas shot dead while watching basketball game

June 10, 2017

A municipal mayor in Batangas province was shot while watching a basketball competition in a covered court, police said Saturday. Belete Mayor Joven Hidalgo was watching a basketball game in Brgy. Poblacion Balete, with his security when an unknown gunman shot him on the head and shoulder about 10:30 a.m., said Senior Inspector Hazel Luma-ang, spokesperson of the Batangas police. A Balete policeman, who did not give his man, said the gunman boarded a white van. Bystanders rushed Hidalgo to Metro Lipa Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival, police said. (Alanna Ambi/DMS)