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Cagayan village chief slain

Victor Martin, John Unson - The Philippine Star

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines — A barangay captain in Piat town in Cagayan was shot dead on Monday night.

A police report identified the victim as Richard Biraquit, 57, chairman of Barangay Sto. Domingo.

The victim and his wife were in a Toyota Fortuner on their way home when they were attacked.

Biraquit was declared dead on arrival in a hospital. His wife was unhurt.

Meanwhile, in Maguindanao del Sur, Benjie Maon, a teacher at the Mileb Elementary School in Radjah Buayan town, was killed in a gun attack in Sultan sa Barongis on Monday.

Police said Maon’s five-year-old son and seven-year-old nephew, who were with him when the shooting occurred in Sitio Nadal in Barangay Barurao, remained confined in a hospital yesterday.

Investigations into the killings are underway.

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