By Thea Alberto
Last updated 08:38am (Mla time) 09/07/2006
A FORMER vice governor of Biliran province in Eastern Visayas is in critical condition after he was shot by his bodyguard on board a Cebu City-bound ferry on Thursday, an official said.
Chief Superintendent Silverio Alarcio, Region 7 police director, said Danny Padilla was shot by his bodyguard Eugenio Cortin while they were on board the Cagayan Princess.
Authorities arrested Cortin while Padilla was brought to the Chung Hua hospital in Cebu City, said Alarcio.
Initial investigation showed that Padilla and Cortin had an argument during a drinking bout on Saturday, he said.
“Sinuntok daw ni ex-gov si Cortin, kaya ginantihan siya,” Alarcio told INQ7.net in a phone interview.
Revenge was seen as the suspect’s probable motive, said Alarcio.