Elections are over but violence still grips the town of Pidigan. A former Barangay Captain was gunned down yesterday. The victim, Nelson “Basong” Felicitas, of Naguirayan, Pidigan, sustained multiple gun shot wound in the head.
If you recall another Barangay captain was also killed before the Barangay Elections.
What’s behind this renewed violence in Pidigan? According to our source, this could be due to an incident between the current Mayor Jansenn Valera and husband Domino Valera (an elected Sangunian Bayan of the same town), had a fight in full view of municipal employees. The mayor has since been seen living at the Municipal Building.
Because of this incident, the Mayor, in an apparent retaliation of her being humilated in public abruptly ordered the ceasing of the operations of Hueteng in this town. The mayor’s husband is said to be the collector of the number game’s proceeds.
The killing of Felicitas could be related to the public rift between the Mayor and his husband according our sources. You can call it collateral damage, the source says.