KORONADAL CITY -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead Monday, July 4, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Soccsksargen while he was driving his motorbike in San Antonio subdivision, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Koronadal City.
Superintendent Barney Condes, Koronadal City police director, identified the victim as Noel Dunca, DENR-Soccsksargen human resource management office chief.
Condes said a manhunt has been launched against the suspects.
Dunca was driving his black motorcycle (MMA-3874) around 9:30 a.m. Monday when two men riding on separate motorbike tailed him and opened fire, hitting the back of his head. He died on the spot.
Responding police and the Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) recovered live empty shells of caliber .45 pistol.
A forester by profession, Dunca finished Forestry at the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Banos, Laguna and studied Bioresource Science at Ehime University United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences in Japan.
Employees of DENR-Soccsksargen were shocked upon learning about the killing and urged local police to speed up investigation to give justice to the slain DENR official. (PNA)