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Suspects in killing of Puerto Galera councilor, son nabbed

/ 10:48 AM October 04, 2017

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CITY OF CALAPAN – Suspects in the killing of a Puerto Galera councilor and his son were arrested in San Teodoro town in Oriental Mindoro just beyond midnight Wednesday, police said.

Melchor Arago and his 15-year-old son Kenneth were shot to death Tuesday inside their house in Barangay Tabinay by two men who came on board a motorcycle.

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Regional information officer Supt. Imelda Tolentino said suspects Tirso Manlangit Tito, 39, and Rogelio Sotto Sto. Tomas, 47, both from Lipa City in Batangas province, were arrested at a police checkpoint in Barangay Poblacion at 12:30 a.m.

They were identified by a witness who was collecting bottles and scrap metal in front of the house of the victims at the time of the shooting.

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Tolentino said police were still investigating the motive of the killing.

Puerto Galera Vice Gov. Humerlito Dolor, said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan would also conduct a separate investigation on the killings. /cbb

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