RIZAL, Nueva Ecija — A 55-year-old “asset” of the the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources in Nueva Ecija on Wednesday night was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding assailants in this town.
Killed was Gaudencio Arana, of Purok 2, Bgy. Ganduz, Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.
The slain victim was a DENR informant assigned with the CENRO-Science City of Muñoz office under Florencio Lalu.
Provincial police head Col. Leon Victor Rosete said Arana was walking home on the provincial road in Bgy. Poblacion when shot at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources officer Joselito Blanco said the victim was instrumental in the dismantling of alleged illegal chainsaw operations being conducted in Bgy. Sampaloc, Pantabangan three weeks ago.