The body of slain UCCP Pastor Ernesto Javier Estrella lay beside his motorcycle while the police secure the site.  Unidentified men open fired on the pastor and killed him on the spot. (photo courtesy of Western Visayas Ecumenical Council (WVEC))

Unidentified men shot dead a pastor who was riding his motorcycle this morning at Antipas town, North Cotabato.

Dead on the spot was United Church of Christ in the Philippines pastor Ernesto Javier Estrella of Barangay Malatab, Antipas.

He was riding his motorcycle when still unidentified suspects open fired and killed him on the spot at 7:15 this morning, police reported.

Police are still trying to determine the motive for the killing.  (Rommel F. Lopez)