Two days ago Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City was felled by a sharpshooter’s bullet from approximately a hundred meters away. The assassination occurred during a flag raising ceremony at city hall. The shooter positioned himself across the parking lot and established a hasty hide site in the tall grass. The grass was bent over and a loophole fashioned from which to fire through. Such a shot was the work of a trained marksman, but certainly would not require the talents of a school trained sniper.
A single gunshot cracked during the ceremony. Mayor Halili clutched his chest, walked, a few steps, and collapsed as the crowd began to panic. The unedited video shot by an observer of the ceremony can be seen below. The following footage contains graphic content.
Several pictures of the hide site have also become public in the hours after the killing.