2 on drug watch list killed in Pasig attacks | Inquirer News

2 on drug watch list killed in Pasig attacks

/ 02:16 AM August 25, 2016

Two men who police said were on their drug watch list were killed in separate attacks by unidentified gunmen in Pasig City  on Tuesday  night and early  Wednesday  morning.

Marlon Abitong, 34, died after four assailants in black jackets and helmets shot him while he was doing the laundry just outside his house on Magsaysay Street, Barangay Manggahan, around1 a.m.  Wednesday, according to the Eastern Police District.

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Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra, Jr., the Pasig police chief, described Abitong as a suspected drug user in the area.

The victim also had a drug case pending against him, his relatives said.

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Also in Pasig, Eduardo Francisco, a 39-year-old a resident of Barangay Rosario, was gunned down around  11:35 p.m.Tuesday  by two men on a motorbike, according to a report also reaching Yebra.

Francisco was rushed by a rescue team to Rizal Medical Center, where he was declared dead an hour later. Like Abitong, Francisco was also on the village watch list, the police said. Jodee A. Agoncillo

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