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Councilor’s first day at work turns out deadly after he was shot, slain

/ 04:34 PM July 01, 2019

BAGUIO CITY—A councilor of Pilar town, Abra province was shot dead shortly after attending flag-raising ceremony at the municipal hall on Monday (July 1), according to police.

Police said Amante Doral Sr., 63, who won reelection as a member of the Nacionalista Party, was aboard a motorcycle driven by his son, Jocker Doral, 18, when an unidentified assailant shot him at the village of Narnara in Pilar.

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Investigators said Doral fell from the motorcycle after getting shot, causing his son to lose balance and causing the motorcycle to crash.

Doral’s son brought him to the police station from where the councilor was brought to the town’s health center. But Doral suffered multiple gunshots and died at the health facility.

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July 1 was supposed to be Doral’s first day at work as a councilor. Police said the assailant had escaped and remained at large. (Editor: Tony Bergonia)

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