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Caluag administers oath to replacement of slain barangay chief

San Fernando City Mayor Vilma Caluag has administered the oath of new Barangay Sto. Rosario chief Carlo Pineda Lazaro who replaced the late Jesus Liang who was killed by a gunman in December last year.

Lazaro took his oath before Caluag earlier this month.

Lazaro, who was emotional during the event, promised to continue his predecessor’s “hardworking and upright tenure” in the barangay.

For her part, Caluag promised the support of the city to the barangay.

Liang was the second barangay chief killed in the city after Alasas village chief Alvin Mendoza, who was ambushed last April while campaigning for a seat in the local council.

A police investigation showed that Liang, who was serving his last term, was walking across the newly renovated public market when a male gunman approached and shot him in the head.