Priest defrocked for wanting to marry is shot dead in front of son

Defrocked Priest Shot Dead in Maramag , Bukidnon –

A defrocked from the town of Maramag was shot dead on Thursday. The killing took place in front of his eldest son.

Hospital authorities declared 45-year-old  Teresito M Labastilla dead on arrival with a gunshot wound to his forehead.

Police are saying that Labastilla was waiting for a ride to send his son to school when a tandem riding passed by and shot the former priest.

“The gunman must have been a shooter as seen in the lone fatal shot on the victim’s forehead,” police note.

Authorities are still determining the identity and motive of the shooting.

Labastilla, who has three , served as the parish priest of Maramag several years ago and was defrocked after he decided to marry.