MANILA -- A municipal councilor was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen around 6 a.m. Monday in Barangay Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan.

The victim identified as Councilor Fernando Baldomero was declared dead on arrival at the provincial hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound on the head.

Baldomero, 61, is a resident of Lezo town in Aklan province. He is a rebel returnee and an active member of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Aklan. He was outside his house with his 12 years old child when shot dead.

The gunmen who were both wearing helmets and jackets were reportedly waiting outside the victim's house. They immediately fled onboard a motorcycle after shooting Baldomero.

The police recovered four empty shells of .45 caliber at the crime scene.

Bayan expressed Monday condemnation on the incident. (Sunnex)