DENR official shot dead in Quirino province

Posted at 01/02/2013 1:31 AM | Updated as of 01/02/2013 10:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- An official of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Nagtipunan, Quirino died after being shot several times before dawn on Tuesday.

Police Supt. Elpidio Agsaway said 59-year-old Alfredo Almueda was shot with an M16 rifle inside his parked vehicle in Barangay Villa Sur, Maddela past 1 a.m.

He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Police have yet to identify the suspect and determine the motive behind the killing. -- Report from Darlene Gemino, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley