TWO separate shooting incidents killed an official of the Calasiao, Pangasinan and a bodyguard of Kalinga Governor Ferdinand Tubban Monday and yesterday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported.
Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) director, Brigadier General Emmanuel B. Peralta said Reynaldo Bugayong, a 54-year old officer-in-charge of the Calasiao Public Order and Safety Office residing in Bgy. Dinalaoan was on his way to his office on board his motorcycle when attacked by four motorcycle-riding assailants in Bgy. Lasip 8:30 a.m. yesterday.
Peralta said the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.
“I have directed the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office director to personally supervise the investigation of this incident. As of press time, a massive dragnet is already underway as part of our effort to arrest the killers,” said Peralta.
In Tabuk City, Kalinga, an Army soldier shot and killed Denver Tubban, a personal bodyguard of Gov. Tubban and wounded Jenner Ewad, an employee of the Kalinga provincial government inside the Florendo Compound in Bulanao 8 p.m. Monday, said Cordillera police director, Brig. Gen. R’win S. Pagkalinawan.
Initial investigation showed Corporal Denmark Baddongon, a member of the Army’s 503rd Infantry Brigade, went to the Florendo Compound armed with a pistol and confronted Tubban over the latter’s alleged failure to reimburse his P2,000 expenses.
At the height of their confrontation, the angry soldier fired shots on the ground before shooting Tubban as the latter was about to close their gate. The trooper also shot Ewad when he attempted to help the other victim.
Tubban suffered six gunshots wounds in the body and died while being taken to the Kalinga Provincial Hospital by members of the Tabuk City Police Station.
Ewad sustained bullet wounds in his buttocks and right chest and is still undergoing hospital treatment.
Pagkalinawan said that the soldier escaped after the shooting but later surrendered to his superiors who turned him over to the Tabuk police. Thirteen spent 9mm cartridges and three 9mm slugs were recovered at the scene.