A barangay chairman and secretary were killed while a kagawad was injured after being fired upon by armed men in front of their village hall in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, on Monday, a military spokesman said.

Francisco Arado, chairman of Brgy. Depore, died on the spot after being hit on the forehead while his secretary Editha Navarro expired as she was being brought to a hospital, Capt. Alberto Caber, spokesman of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said.

Barangay kagawad Ernesto Mancao is still recuperating at a hospital in Pagadian City, Caber said in a text message.

The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. in front of the Brgy. Depore Hall in Purok 3.

Men on a black motorcycle passed in front of the village hall and fired upon the officials with an Ingam automatic rifle before fleeing towards Diplahan town, Caber said. (John Roson)

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