Ex-councilor, bodyguard killed in shooting inside Isabela church

Raymon Dullana
Ex-councilor, bodyguard killed in shooting inside Isabela church
Police identify one the victims as lawyer Arlan Castañeda, a former town councilor

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A lawyer and his bodyguard were killed after two unidentified assailants shot them while attending Simbang Gabi (Christmas dawn mass) inside a church in San Pablo town in Isabela province early Tuesday, December 20.

In a spot report, San Pablo police identified one the victims as lawyer Arlan Castañeda. The other victim has yet to be named.

Castañeda and his bodyguard were brought to the nearest hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

The lawyer was a former town councilor for 9 years. His wife, Joanna, is also currently serving as councilor.

Police are now investigating the incident. – Rappler.com

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