Bicol lawmaker, police bodyguard gunned down in Daraga, Albay


DARAGA, ALBAY ( — Ako Bicol partylist Congressman Rodel M. Batocabe and his policeman- bodyguard escort were shot dead about 3 pm Saturday afternoon, December 22, at Daraga, Albay.

Motive for the gun-slaying is still unknown while police investigation is still going on as of press-time.

The shooting happened at the covered court of Barangay Burgos, this town.

Initial police report said partylist Cong. Batocabe, 52 yo, married, residing at Brgy. Banag, this town, and escort police officer SPO1 Orlando Diaz, were both gunned down and killed.

Initial findings said Cong. Batocabe was attending a gift- giving event for senior citizens and disabled persons (PWDs) at the place when shot by the suspect.

The victims were rushed to AMEC Hospital for treatment, but were pronounced dead on arrival .

Police say more details will be released after finishing its investigation. []


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