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Municipal gov’t human resource officer shot dead in Apayao

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines —- The human resource officer of the Flora municipal government in Apayao province was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday (May 17).

Catherine Beltran Ortega, 57, had left her office in a car that was bound for her home when she was attacked and was shot in the head, said Chief Master Sergeant Efren Pelayo, Flora police chief.

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Ortega’s relatives said she has no known enemies.

Investigators are looking into the victim’s personal and work background for leads that may help solve the case.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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