CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: An environment officer, who has been actively involved in anti-illegal logging operations, was killed along the busy Zulueta Street, in Cabanatuan City yesterday.
The victim was identified as Alberto Miranda, 46, a resident of Barangay Magsaysay Sur, Cabanatuan city and a forest ranger of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for Nueva Ecija-South.
Initial investigation showed that Miranda was driving a pick-up with plate number WKX-231 at about 8 a.m. when he shot several times by motorcycle-riding suspects.
Miranda was on his way to work when the incident happened, it was learned.
He died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds, the police said.
Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office director Senior Supt. Crizaldo Nieves said lawmen have launched a dragnet operation to run after the suspects. The police have yet to establish the motive behind the killing.