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Antonio Halili Assassinated: Philippine City Mayor Gunned Down

In this photo taken Monday, July 18, 2016, Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, addresses city government officials and employees during flag-raising rites at the city's gymnasium at Tanauan City, Batangas province south of Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

Antonio Halili Assassinated: Philippine City Mayor Gunned Down

Monday, 02 July 2018 12:34 PM

Antonio Halili was assassinated Monday, when the provincial city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot to death during a flag-raising ceremony, Philippine police say.

Mayor Halili of Tanauan city in Batangas province south of Manila was shot in the chest by a still unknown-gunman Monday and died on the way to a hospital.

Halili had ordered drug suspects to be paraded in public in a campaign that was dubbed "walks of shame" but police also alleged he had ties to illegal drugs. He vehemently denied the allegation.

President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a brutal crackdown against illegal drugs since taking office. More than 4,000 drug suspects have been killed in clashes with police, which have alarmed human rights groups, Western governments and U.N. watchdogs.

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Antonio Halili, mayor of Tanauan city in the Philippines, was shot to death during a flag-raising ceremony, Philippine police say.
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