The Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president of Pontevedra town took a sudden leave of absence after learning he has warrant of arrest for murder set to be served.
Village chief of Barangay Miranda Aurelio Garita did not show up during Tuesday’s session. It was learned later that he filed a leave of absence informing the Sangguniang Bayan secretary through cellphone.
Garita was charged with the murder of the brother of his barangay tanod head during the barangay fiesta on May 2, three years ago.
Police failed to give the identity of the victim.