Ilocos Norte councilor killed in his farm


PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte: An incumbent municipal councilor and former vice mayor was shot and killed while his daughter was hurt by a still unidentified gunman in Barangay Lussuc, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte as he was in his farm on Sunday afternoon. Rodolfo Valdez, 49, a consistent topnotcher in all of his term as councilor for six terms and as a former three-term vice mayor, suffered 15 gunshot wounds on his body while his teenage daughter, Aina, barely escaped the shooting rampage with a bullet grazing her chest. An ambulance rushed both victms to a hospital but Valdez died on the way while his daughter checked-out from the hospital hours later. A very reliable source told The Manila Times Valdez had plans to run for a higher position in the next polls.



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