Pangasinan barangay councilwoman on top of drug list shot dead

TAYUG, Pangasinan — A barangay councilwoman identified as a high-value target and a top drug personality, was shot dead by unidentified persons on October 6 at about 10:20 a.m. along a road in Barangay Evangelista here.

The victim was identified as Gladys Nollido, 50, incumbent barangay concilwoman and a resident of Sto. Domingo, Tayug, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of her body.

She was rushed by responding policemen to the Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital (EPDH), where she was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Probers of the Tayug police conducted hot pursuit operation for possible arrest of the perpetrators but returned to their station empty-handed.

Meanwhile, a man included in the list of drug personalities was also shot dead by unidentified suspects on October 6 at about 11:35 a.m. along the national road in Cauplasan, Sta. Maria.

The victim was identified as Eduardo Bayuga, alias “Edwin”, 41, of Brgy Pilar, Santa Maria, who was on board his Honda motorcycle when shot by suspects on board a white SUV van without plate number.

The victim was immediately rushed to Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital, in Tayug, where he was declared dead on arrival (DOA).

In another shooting incident, a surrendered drug personality was shot and wounded by unidentified suspects at about 1:55 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Poblacion, San Fabian.

The victim was identified as Roberto Castronuevo, 53, a retired policeman and a resident of Nibaliw East, San Fabian.

He was shot several times by two unidentified motorcycle riding criminals while he was on board his bicycle.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of his body and was rushed by responding policemen to the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC), Dagupan City for medical treatment.

While at the hospital, two heat- sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline granules suspected to be shabu were recovered from his belongings.

Records showed the victim surrendered when the San Fabian police implemented Project Tokhang but based on monitoring conducted by the police, he continued with his illegal activities.