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Suspected NPA rebels kill Ecija construction site caretaker

/ 01:17 PM November 22, 2017

CARRANGLAN, NUEVA ECIJA — Armed men believed to be New People’s Army rebels killed the caretaker of a construction firm in Sitio (subvillage) Masagana, Barangay (village) Putlan here on Wednesday morning.

President Duterte is scheduled to visit Nueva Ecija on Wednesday afternoon.

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Reports said the armed men also shot at a police vehicle carrying 8 policemen who were responding to the shooting of Sixto Tabon, 44. A policeman jumped off the vehicle and fractured a leg following the 5 a.m. attack, said Senior Supt. Eliseo Tanding, Nueva Ecija police director.

Tabon, a Putlan resident and a caretaker of Halrey Construction, was shot multiple times at about 4 a.m.

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An eyewitness saw two men shoot the victim before fleeing towards the mountains just across the road. /je

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