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Surigao village chairman shot dead


A barangay (village) chairman in Surigao City was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle, on Sunday, the police said.

Felipe Palimo Achas, 49, village chief of Barangay (village) Mapawa, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds from a .45-pistol.

Supt. Jay Baybayen, the city police chief, said Achas was assisting the suspect, who pretended to be an applicant for a barangay clearance, when the latter shot him repeatedly at past 9 a.m.

The assassin, described to be roughly 45 to 46 years old, standing 5’8” and wearing a bull cap fled aboard a waiting motorbike after making sure that Achas was dead.

Baybayen, said they are still trying to determine the motive for the killing.
The investigation continues, according to Baybayen. By Ben Serrano and CLC

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