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NoCot village exec shot dead

Peace and Order • 07:30 AM Mon Sep 16, 2019
Edwin O. Fernandez

KABACAN, North Cotabato  – Two men riding tandem on a motorbike shot dead a village official here on Sunday while he was on his way to his farm, police said.

Mayor Herlo Guzman Jr of Kabacan condemned the murder of Ben Candaganan, village chief of Barnagay Lower Paatan, Kabacan, North Cotabato province.

Citing report from Kabacan municipal police office, Colonel Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, sa Candaganan, 43, was riding on his motorbike alone heading to his farm when gunmen on separate motorbike shot him.

Candaganan sustained two gunshot wounds in the head and body.

Police found two empty shells for cal. 45 pistol at the crime scene.

Guzman urged the police to look deeper into the case, bring the perpetrators behind bars and give justice to the fallen village official, the third village executive murdered in Kabacan since 2016. 

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