ILOILO City – The police is looking into “love triangle” as motive in the death of a provincial survey aide of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) last Thursday.
The 51-year-old Allan Salario of Barangay Calmay, Janiuay, Iloilo was shot by a lone motorcycle-riding gunman in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro district around 6 a.m. on June 6.
Salario died of gunshot wounds on the head and back.
Jaro police chief Captain Eduardo Siacon Jr. said the victim has a lover who is married, making the woman’s husband a “person of interest.” But this lead failed.
“I talked to our person of interest. He does not fit with the [gunman’s] description and he has no capacity to kill. Madugay na sila nagbulagay sang iya asawa after he learned that she has a relationship with [Salario],” said Siacon.
But the police found out that Salario has another lover who is also married. Siacon said they are focusing on this new lead.
Salario’s sister Catalina said the victim had received threats from a person whom he had a misunderstanding with last year.
On June 5, Salario also told his friends about the threats while they were having a drinking binge, police said.
“We hope more witnesses would come to us and give information,” said Siacon.
Salario was preparing his vehicle – an owner-type jeep – when he was attacked.
The gunman was wearing a black helmet, black jacket and a pair of shorts, witnesses told the police.
Salario’s superior at DAR-Iloilo Engineer Roy Napud said the victim was supposed to go to the 5th District of Iloilo to check a DAR project in Estancia town.
According to Napud, Salario is a hardworking employee with no known office enemies.
Siacon said the crime was likely not work-related. He also said Salario was not in the Jaro police station’s list of suspected drug personalities./PN