Isabela town police chief axed over unsolved slays

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ILAGAN CITY: The killing of two village chairmen in his area of responsibility has to the relief of the town police chief, according to the Philippine National Police.

Isabela police director Sr. Supt. Sotero Ramos Jr. said that Chief Insp. Salvador Mangulab was relieved as police chief of Angadanan after Rosendo Segismundo, chairman of Ba-rangay Anonang in adjoining San Guillermo town was shot to death on Tuesday before dawn.

Ramos said Mangulab was replaced by Chief Insp. Christopher Danao in an emergency turnover of post a few hours after Segis-mundo’s killing.

Segismundo, 52, died of multiple gunshot wounds. On board a rented tricycle, he was with his sister-in-law to deliver bananas in Alicia town.


Police said the two were in Barangay Calaccab, Angadanan on Tuesday at around 4 a.m. when they were stopped by two suspects in ski masks and camouflage short pants. Based on the five empty shells recovered at the crime scene, the killers used 9mm pistols.

Three weeks earlier, on September 4, Arnold Pastor, 47, chairman of Barangay Loria in Angadanan and ex-officio member of the town’s council, was also gunned down; also killed was his wife, Leilanie, 45, who was with him in their Toyota Hilux.

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