TUGUEGARAO CITY – A 69-year-old village chief and three of his relatives survived an ambush in Peñablanca, Cagayan province on Wednesday, a belated police report said on Saturday.
Police Captain Isabelita Gano, Cagayan Valley police spokesperson, identified the victims as Bonifacio Caliguiran, 69, village chief of Nanguillattan; his wife Marvie, 55; son John Rey, 13; and kinswoman Armelante Collado, 34, all of the said town.
They were unscathed in the shooting.
The motorcycle-riding gunmen tried to overtake Caliguiran’s car and opened fire.
Probers found one slug below the driver’s seat, one slug and a live bullet on the pavement.
Police have been focusing on a possible work-related or a personal motive in the shooting.
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