COTABATO CITY: An agricultural trader was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on Thursday night in Midsayap, North Cotabato. Supt. Bernard Tayong, Midsayap town police chief, said Ricky Ogates, 37, of Barangay Bual Sur was waiting for his wife to board his Toyota Hi-Lux pick-up in front of his establishment in Barangay Poblacion when two men on motorcycles appeared and fired shots fatally hitting him in the head. Responding policemen brought him to Pesante Medical Clinic but he died on the way to the clinic. Investigators found eight empty shells for caliber 45 pistol.
JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL