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Isabela village watchman dead in gun attack

/ 05:07 PM September 12, 2019

SAN MARIANO, Isabela –– A 37-year-old village watchman, suspected of having links with the New People’s Army (NPA), was killed during an attack by unidentified armed men inside their house here on Wednesday evening.

Police Capt. Frances Littaua, Isabela police spokesperson, identified the victim as Sammy Pohayon, a resident of Del Pilar village.

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Pohayon’s wife, Phyliz, 25, was hurt during the attack and was taken to Faustino Dy Sr. Memorial Hospital in Ilagan City, police said.

Jomar Lamug, a village councilor, said Pohayon was suspected of aiding NPA rebels who frequently visit their forested sitio.

Police have yet to identify the motive and identities of the killers. Villamor Visaya Jr./lzb

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