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Duterte names replacement of slain councilor

By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief
and Sita Asequia
Correspondent .

President Rodrigo Duterte early this week has named the replacement of slain Misamis Occident board member Octavio Parojinog, Jr.

In a July 3 announcement by the Palace, it was learned that board member Parojinog is now replaced by Simplicia Neri to the position, almost a year after Octavio, with brother, then mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog, wife Susan, and several others were slain during a dawn raid last July 30.

The Parojinogs, to note, has lorded it over for several decades, politically, holding powerful positions in Ozamiz City and in the province of Misamis Occidental.

Ricardo, “Ardot” Parojinog, another Parojinog kin was nabbed in Taiwan in May after 10 months of hiding.

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