Armed men shot dead a barangay chairman running as councilor under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Aroroy, Masbate, Sunday night, police said.

Edwin Dalinog Amaro, chairman of Brgy. Luy-a, was shot to death by still unidentified assailants in the same village around 6:30 p.m., Bicol regional police spokesman Supt. Renato Bataller said.

Amaro was aspiring for a post in the Sangguniang Bayan under the banner of the NPC, Bataller said in a text message.

Investigators were sent to the scene shortly after the incident while members of the Aroroy Police conducted pursuit operations against the assailants, he said. (John Roson)

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