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Ilocos politician shot dead

(The Philippine Star) - December 17, 2015 - 9:00am

PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – A village councilor seeking a seat in the municipal council in next year’s elections was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men here on Wednesday night.

Salvador Castillo, 55, of Barangay 6 Dilavo, was on his way home on a motorcycle when the assailants shot him in Barangay Caruan at around 7:30 p.m.

Castillo died while being treated at the Gov. Roque Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital in Laoag City.

Chief Inspector Jonathan Papay, information officer of the provincial police office, said a special investigation task group has been created to investigate the incident.

Papay expressed belief the killing was politically motivated.     

BARANGAY BARANGAY CARUAN CASTILLO CHIEF INSPECTOR JONATHAN PAPAY DILAVO LAOAG CITY MOTORCYCLE NBSP PAPAY ROQUE ABLAN SR. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SALVADOR CASTILLO
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