Ex-Capiz councilor convicted of murder


Former Sangguniang Bayan member Armando Vasquez of Pilar, Capiz was found guilty of murder after a 32-year trial.

Vasquez was convicted for killing Salvador Bacanto, Sr. of Barangay San Esteban.

In a 16-page decision penned by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 Presiding Judge Kristine Tiangco-Vinculado, the ex-politiko was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt and meted the penalty of reclusion perpetua. (

He was ordered to pay the family of Bacanto P75,000 in death indemnity, P75,000 moral damages, and P75,000 exemplary damages.

Vasquez is currently detained at the Capiz Rehabilitation Center in Barangay Lawaan.