Local leader gunned down in Butuan City Manila Bulletin
By Mike Crismundo BUTUAN CITY – A purok chairwoman was gunned down by four motorcycle-riding suspects at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. The victim, identified as Esther G. Betonio, 53 of Purok 21-A So. Landing, Barangay Tungao, Butuan City, was fetching water when the four assailants, armed with unknown caliber pistol, peppered her with several bullets. The Butuan City Police Office-Station 5 is investigating the motive for the shooting and the identities of the perpetrators.