Surigao Sur councilor shot dead


A NEWLY elected member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Hinatuan town was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle on Thursday along the national highway in a remote village of the town. Caraga police spokesman, Supt. Michael Lozada, identified the victim as Leonor Dinagay of Barangay Loyola, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Police said the victim and his wife were heading to Purok 8 in Sitio Mongcag, Barangay Loyola to attend a program to distribute toilet bowls to his constituents when the suspects drove by and fired several shots at Dinagay. Dinagay had served several terms as Loyola village chairman before running for councilor in the May 10 synchronized elections.


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