MP condoles w/ family of slain former board member
The officialdom and residents of Mountain Province are mourning the death of a former board member who was murdered in Dagawe, Paracelis on March 6.
The victim, Cariño Saggid Tamang, died of gunshot wounds after being shot by an 80-year-old suspect, who was later arrested by the police.
Personnel of the Paracelis Municipal Police Station seized a 9-milimeter pistol with magazine loaded with three live ammunitions from the suspect.
Initial investigation revealed the victim and the suspect had a heated argument over land dispute in front of a store.
The suspect, who was not named by the police, brought out his gun and shot Tamang on the head and chest.
The victim was rushed to the Paracelis District Hospital by the store keepers but was pronounced dead by Dr. Ruth Sogga-ang Busway.
The 56-year-old Tamang has served three terms as board member for District I from 2007 to 2010, 2010 to 2013, and 2016 to 2019.
He filed his certificate of candidacy for board member for District I in Oct. 8, 2021 under the Nacionalista Party.
Tamang started his political career as a punong barangay of Poblacion, Paracelis from 1997 to 2002.
He went up the political ladder when he ran and won as a municipal councilor of Paracelis from 2004 to 2007.
He was survived by his wife, Emma Fagyan Tamiing, of Lanao, Bontoc Ili, Bontoc and their four children.
The suspect, meanwhile, is facing criminal charges for murder, violation of Commission on Elections gun ban, and the Comprehensive Firearms Law. – Ofelia C. Empian