PB collared for shooting a barangay councilor

IRIGA CITY, Camarines Sur--- The Punong Barangay of Barangay San Antonio, here, was arrested by personnel of Iriga City Police for beating a constituent and shooting a colleague in the barangay council last Tuesday evening.

Placed under the custody of the police is Punong Barangay Reynato Monedero who allegedly punched a barangay resident and shot a barangay kagawad named Fernando Celeteria.

The suspect was identified as PB Reynato Monedero who, according to Celeteria, was having a heated argument with a resident.

The kagawad said that he was already sleeping inside his store at around 9:30 in the evening when he heard Monedero and the resident arguing on something. Celeteria said he decided to go out of his store to pacify the duo.

The punong barangay instead hit Celeteria who managed to ran away from the gun-packing barangay official but failed to go farther as he was shot by Monedero with 9mm handgun in the neck and face.

Celetaria, who is filing a criminal case against his offender, is undergoing medication at a hospital. “I will file a criminal case against him,” the kagawad said.

Celetaria clarified that there’s no personal grudge between him and the suspect. He said that Monedero is a friend and a political ally. The suspect refused to give any statement regarding the incident.