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By Villamor Visaya Jr., Philippine News Agency Stringer and Philippine Daily Inquirer Correspondent

TUGUEGARAO CITY–A 56-year-old former Cagayan provincial board member was shot and killed by an 80-year-old farmer in Paracelis town, Mountain Province on Sunday (March 6) over a land dispute, police said Monday.

Investigators identified the victim as Carino Saggid Tamang, who was again running for the same post in the coming elections.

Police said Tamang and the suspect, Efren Tariago, had a heated argument over a land dispute between their families, which triggered the latter to pull his gun and shoot the victim thrice in the head and body.

Tamang was rushed to a hospital but died due to the gunshot wounds to the left side of his head and to his chest, investigators said.

Police said Tariago was immediately arrested and was placed in their custody.

In 2018, Tariago lodged a civil case against Tamang over the land being tilled by the latter. Tamang served as a board member from 2007 to 2013, and from 2016 to 2019.#