Published: Monday 02 July, 2018

VIDEO Tanauan City Mayor Halili Shot Dead by Sniper During Monday Flag Ceremony

Controversial Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas has been killed. Mayor Halili was shot dead by a sniper at the Tanauan City Hall during the Monday morning flag ceremony.

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Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili minutes before he was killed by a sniper during Monday’s flag ceremony. (Facebook/Gerry Yson Laresma)

A video has emerged of the shooting of Mayor Halili. The clip shows the flag ceremony at City Hall with Mayor Antonio Halili lined up with other city officials in front of employees and constituents.

A shot suddenly rang out and pandemonium ensues while the video is focused on the choir. Screams can be heard in the background. A won’s voice can be heard in the background shouting. “Oh my God!”

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The video was posted by Gerry Yson Laresma, Tanauan City Information Officer.

UPDATE: Clearer video of Mayor Halili’s assassination

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According to radio reports, Mayor Halili was rushed to the CP Reyes Hospital in Tanauan City but was later declared dead.Mayor Antonio Halili was known for his anti-drug stand. But he became notorious because of the way he treated drug suspects.

Halili paraded suspects around the city in what became known as the ‘walk of shame’ or ‘Flores de Pusher’, a move that became the target of human rights groups. Despite criticism, Mayor Halili did not back down.

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An investigation is ongoing but initial suspicion links the mayor’s killing to his anti-drug stand.

New Video of Mayor Antonio Halili Shooting

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