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Former seafarer shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City, 2 kids unharmed; Seafarers family congress

Former seafarer shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City
Paul Lauro and Delta Letigio |August 15,2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A former seafarer was driving his multicab with his two children when he was shot dead in Barangay Soong, Lapu-Lapu City a few minutes past 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 15.

According to Police Sergeant Deen Sanchez, the lead investigator of the case, two unidentified assailants on board a motorcycle shot 57-year-old Gil Antonio while he was driving along Soong Road.

Antonio’s children, a five-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl, were inside the vehicle when the two assailants drove beside the multicab on the driver’s side and shot Antonio multiple times.

The children were unharmed in the incident but Antonio did not survive.

Sanchez said investigation is underway to determine the motive of the killing. / celr

Seafarers family congress
August 14, 2019

Seafarers, maritime industry leaders, and government officials gather for the two-day Seafarers Family Int’l Congress starting Wednesday at the Manila Hotel to tackle issues faced by the seafarer community through discussions and talks for industry stakeholders. The opening was graced by Senator Pia Cayetano and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (third and fourth from left, respectively), joined by (from left) International Maritime Organization goodwill ambassador George Hoyt; Marissa Oca, founder and president of Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation Inc.; Ambassador Win Naing of Myanmar Embassy; and Dr. Conrado Oca, president of Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines.