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Village councilman killed, wife critically wounded in ambush.

By Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY -A village councilman was killed, while his wife was critically wounded in an ambush attack in Catarman town, capital of Northern Samar province Friday, June 21.

The victims were identified as Alan Barcelon, 43, and his wife Salve Barcelon, 40, both residents of Brgy. Makinley, Catarman.

Initial investigation disclosed that the incident transpired at about 5:30 p.m. while the victims were traveling on board their motorcycle from Catarman town proper heading home, and upon reaching Brgy. Bangkerohan, unidentified suspects suddenly appeared and shot them using an unknown caliber of firearm.

Alan sustained gunshot wound on his head, which resulted to his death, while Salve who sustained gunshot wounds on her body was brought to Northern Samar Provincial Hospital for medical attention.

Hot pursuit operation against the suspects is ongoing, while the motive of the incident is yet to be determined.


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Title Annotation:Provincial
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Jun 22, 2019
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