Teacher shot dead, principal hurt in North Cotabato

by Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Apr 01 2014 01:26 AM | Updated as of Apr 01 2014 09:26 AM

COTABATO CITY -- A shooting incident left one teacher dead and a principal hurt in Barangay Central Glad, Midsayap, North Cotabato at around noon Monday.

The victims were identified as Romy Saligumba Valenzuela, 35-year-old teacher; and Farida D. Campaniel, 48, principal of Nes Elementary School.

Valenzuela died of a gunshot wound in his back, while Campaniel sustained gunshot wounds in her buttocks and left hand.

They were brought to Midsayap Diagnostic Center for treatment.

Based on the initial police investigation, the victims were on a motorcycle and were heading from Barangay Salunayan for a district meeting.

Upon reaching Barangay Central Glad, they were shot by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen.

Valenzuela was declared dead at around 1:30 in the afternoon.

Police are still investigating the motive behind the crime.