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Manila barangay chairman shot dead

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:31 PM February 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A barangay chairman was shot dead by two still unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Tondo, Manila Tuesday afternoon.

Marcelino Ortega, chairman of Barangay 199, Zone 18 was gunned down at the corner of Hermosa and Pilar streets at around 2:58 p.m., Police Officer 3 Jimmy Pelagio told INQUIRER.net.

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Pelagio said Ortega was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Further investigation and pursuit operations against the assassins are ongoing.  / gsg

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