NegOcc VM, councilor linked to Hilario slay surrender

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Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Vice Mayor Ian Villaflor and Councilor Jimmiedon Plaza surrendered to Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer Wednesday.

Villaflor and Plaza were allegedly involved in the murder of Councilor Jolomar Hilario in 2019. The warrant for their arrest was issued February 2021.

They are currently detained at the National Bureau of Investigation. (

Earlier, Councilor Vincent Garcia, who was also linked to the crime, surrendered to the Moises Padilla PNP a week after three other suspects – Councilor Morito Flores, Quintin Remo village chief Fely Villaflor and husband Jonathan – gave themselves up to the police.

All of them denied having anything to do with the crime.

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