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Pangasinan town gov’t exec shot dead

SAN JACINTO, Pangasinan – An employee of the local government here was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman early Tuesday morning.

In an interview, San Jacinto chief of police Maj. Edgar Allan Serquina identified the victim as Ofelia Castillo, 56, a resident of Barangay San Jose.

She was the town’s head of the Human Resource (HR) department, and was a former news writer at a local radio station in Pangasinan.

Serquina said around 8:30 a.m., Castillo was on the way to work, riding a tricycle driven by her son when a still unidentified man onboard a Yamaha Mio scooter tailed them and shot her.

Witnesses said they heard two gunshots, one hitting Castillo in the head.

Castillo was immediately rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Serquina said the suspect then escaped through a road going toward Manaoag, or Pozorrubio towns. Philippine News Agency