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Batangas village watchman shot dead

Arnell Ozaeta, Ric Sapnu - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — A barangay tanod was killed in a gun attack in Batangas on Wednesday night, police said.

Sorbeto Quinto, 53, village watchman of Barangay Wawa in Batangas City, was about to enter his house at around 9 p.m. when the assailant appeared from behind and shot him in the head, Col. Pedro Soliba, Batangas police director, said.

Quinto was declared dead on arrival at the Golden Gate Hospital.

Meanwhile, sugarcane farmer Arnold Cullamar was sleeping when an unidentified man barged into his house and shot him at around 8:20 p.m.

In Bulacan, Erl Danielle Gulinao, 27, an employee of the Sta. Maria municipal government, was on a motorcycle on his way home when he was gunned down.

Investigations into the killings are ongoing.

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