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    Reds own killing of Philippine mayor

    REBELS belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) on Saturday morning owned the killing of Mayor Carlito Pentecostes of Gonzaga town in Cagayan Province, Northern Philippines.
    Chief Superintendent Gregorio Lim of Cagayan Provincial Police Office told Andy Verde of dzRH Radio-Manila in an interview that the rebels distributed leaflets admitting to the crime.
    “We have already filed charges of murder, carnapping, arson and robbery against the rebels,” Lim told Verde.
    Pentecostes was gunned down in broad daylight Monday morning while attending a flag-raising ceremony in front of the town hall. Sustaining five gunshot wounds, he died on the spot.
    Report said the mayor was the subject of an intense protest staged by the town residents opposed to the operation of black sand mining.
    It said Pentecostes issued a permit allowing a foreign company to operate black sand mining in the town, which is in violation of environmental laws.
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