2 vil­lage ex­ecs shot dead

The Philippine Star - - NATION - – Em­manuel Tu­pas, Ed Amoroso, Celso Amo, Artemio Dum­lao

Two vil­lage of­fi­cials were gunned down in Que­zon and Mas­bate in the past two days.

Eduardo Be­rina, 50, chair­man of Barangay Ilayang in Lu­cena, Que­zon, was in front of his house when he was shot at around 6:45 a.m. yes­ter­day.

Prior to the gun at­tack, Be­rina re­port­edly re­ceived a death threat through a text mes­sage sent to the barangay sec­re­tary.

In Mas­bate, Sophia Cordero, trea­surer of Barangay Sto. Cristo in Uson town, was in Si­tio Daan-Lung­sod when she was shot.

Mean­while, in La­guna, car­pen­ter Bern­abe San Miguel, 59, a sus­pect in the killing of In­dian busi­ness­man Buta Singh Dhali­wal on Sun­day, was killed in an al­leged shootout with po­lice op­er­a­tives in Barangay Sto. To­mas, Biñan on Mon­day.

Jeep­ney driver Novie Balde­mor, 30, was shot in the head by his uniden­ti­fied pas­sen­ger in Tayum, Abra on Fri­day.

Wit­nesses said Valde­mor was shot be­fore the as­sailant alighted in Barangay Bu­magkat.

The vic­tim suf­fered two gun­shot wounds.

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