Manila barangay chairman shot dead
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.
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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