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Killer on scooter shoots dead City Hall employee in Talisay City

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – A lone killer on a scooter shot dead a City Hall employee who had just arrived home early this morning, 5 March 2024, in the neighboring city of Talisay.

Mayor Jesus Nilo Antonio “Neil” Lizares III expressed surprise over the killing as he ordered the local police to probe the case and arrest those responsible for the killing of Mike “Nonoy” Lumawag who was assigned to the land tax division when he was killed.

“Today proves to be a sad day to the ranks of our city hall employees. This morning, I was surprised to know that one of our hardworking city hall employees was a victim of a shooting incident just outside his home,” Lizares said on his Facebook account.

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” I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mike “Nonoy” Lumawag. Please know that I am one with you in seeking justice. This kind of senseless killing and similar actions that pose threats to the Talisaynons have no place in our community. “

City police information officer, Major Karena Ompio, told DNX they are now looking at work activities and personal matters as major motives for the apparent murder of Lumawag, 45, who was found slumped dead inside his house’s kitchen.

Ompio added Lumawag had just brought his child to a nearby public school and was opening their gate to park his car when the killer started shooting at him.

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He was followed all the way to the kitchen where the killer could have made sure he was dead.

Neighbors interviewed by K5 News FM, which first reported from the crime scene, said they heard what sounded like gunshots at least four times, testimonies that were also told to police.

Ompio said Lumawag was assigned to the land tax division of the Talisay City Hall and was hearing impaired, the K5 report added.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.
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