Gaudencio Magsino Herrera
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 59
  • Occupation: ex-barangay chairman
Incident Details
  • Killed by unknown assailants in public
  • Date of Incident: September 18, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 6:30 am
  • Location of Incident: Imus City, Cavite

CAMP GARCIA, Cavite — A former barangay chairman (village chief) was shot dead yesterday by two still unidentified men in Barangay Malagasang II-C in this capital district of the province.
Gaudencio Magsino Herrera, 59, succumbed to multiple bullet wounds in the body at Emilio Aguinaldo College Medical Center in neighboring Dasmariñas District.
The two assailants, one armed with a .45-caliber pistol, fled after the attack.
Top police officials said that the motive of the attack has yet to be determined.
In reports released by Senior Superintendent William M. Segun, Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, and Superintendent Jose Junar P. Alamo, Imus police officer-in-charge, said that Herrera was among barangay officials in the drug list of President Duterte.
The officials said that Herrera was in the list as an “HVT” or high-value target. They did not elaborate further.
Segun said that he and his officers were still looking into the incident and the motive of the attack.
PO1 Jessie Villanueva, case investigator, reported that the shooting happened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Initial investigation showed that the gunman shot Herrera several times at close range while he was about to enter the eatery he was operating to have breakfast. The eatery was just beside his house.
Senior Inspector Dexter Capua, Imus police detective chief, said that he and his investigators would get statements from the family of Herrera about the attack.The victim was the father of Nico Herrera, the incumbent chairman of Barangay Malagasang II-C.