Zamboanga del Norte councilor shot dead
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A reelected town councilor in Zamboanga del Norte was killed in a gun attack yesterday. 

Cicero Guerrea, 59, a resident of Barangay Lagag, Sindangan, was driving his jeepney to bring students to the Sindangan National High School when he was shot in Barangay Piao before 6 a.m. yesterday, Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, Zamboanga peninsula police director, said.  

Guerrea was pronounced dead on arrival at the Sindangan District Hospital. 

In Sultan Kudarat, Col. Jeofel Siason, Tacurong City police chief, said businessman Ericson Aranico, 32, was shot dead by unidentified men who entered his internet café at around 10:20 a.m. also yesterday.

Noruden Dingding, an electrician at the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative and a resident of Buluan, Maguindanao, was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen also in Tacurong City.

Bystanders tried to bring the victim to a hospital for treatment, but the gunmen followed and finished him by firing more shots. – Ramil Bajo

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