ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE (MDN Mindanao News, June 19) – A councilor-elect in Sindangan town, Zamboanga del Norte could no longer attend his oathtaking on June 30 after he was shot dead by still unknown attacker Wednesday.
Police authorities identified the victim as Councilor Cicero “Don” Gurrea, 59, a resident of Sindangan town in Zamboanga del Norte. He was driving a jeepney filled with students when a motorcycle-riding tandem alighted and without provocation shot him thrice in the chest.
He was still rushed to the Sindangan District Hospital but attending doctors pronounced him dead on arrival (DOA)
Police investigation disclosed that the board member was on his way to the Sindangan National High School, driving a jeepney filled with students. When he was in Barangay Piao at around 5:50 in the morning, a gunman riding on a red Honda XRM approached him and shot him in the chest three times which caused his instantaneous death.
His attackers onboard a red Honda XRM motorcycle immediately fled to unknown direction after shooting the victim, purpusely to evade arrest from responding law enforcers.
The victims Facebook was flooded with supporters and students lamenting for the untimely demise of their beloved municipal councilor and a professional teacher.
His students said he was a very understanding teacher and he was been respected by many friends and his constituents in his hometown in Zamboanga.
Gurrea is supposed to serve his second term as a member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Sindangan. But his untimely demise would force the next Council to choose for a replacement. Gurrea was the number 1 re-elected board member in last midterm elections 2019.
He was very popular in his hometown in Sindangan as aside from a board member, he was also a teacher and he offers free rides to students in going to school. He was also a famous painter in Sindangan town, according to reports received by MDN digital. ###
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