Friday, November 2, 2012

Barangay chairman killed in Lanao del Sur

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 2): Barangay chairman killed in Lanao del Sur

A barangay chairman was shot and killed by three gunmen in the hinterlands of Lanao del Sur, a military official disclosed Friday. Army’s 51st Infantry Battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Ceasar Marlon Yadao said the incident took place Wednesday in Barangay Lumbac, Bayang municipality, Lanao del Sur. Yadao identified the fatality as Subuh Abdulharim, the barangay chairman of Bago-Ingud of the same municipality. Yadao identified the suspects as Datu Otog Bolawan, Alemodin Madid, Nasser Sultan and Satar Madid. The suspects surrendered on Wednesday night after the military and police launched joint pursuit operations, Yadao said. Confiscated from the suspects’ possessions were three M-16 Armalite rifles and an M-14 rifle with several rounds of ammunition, he said. The suspects were turned over to the custody of the police for the filing of appropriate charges, he said.

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