Pangasinan village exec in anti-drug drive shot dead

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SAN QUINTIN, Pangasinan: A barangay chairman and president of the Liga ng mga Barangay of this town was shot dead by an unidentified gunman while supervising the cutting of acacia tree along the road in Barangay Cabalaoangan here on Saturday. Senior Insp. Ruel Albano, town police chief, said chairman Ruel Fererria of Barangay Calomboyan was very active in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. He sustained a gunshot wound in the head and died upon arrival at the hospital in Tayug. Witnesses said the suspect, wearing a white helmet and driving a motorcycle, stopped on the roadside and shot Fererria at close range. Fererria was credited for the arrest of several suspected bigtime pushers in the town.

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