MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, March 27, 2014 – An active catechist, who was also a barangay councilor, was shot dead at close range last March 24.
Nora Sumingit-Macan, also known as “Angging”, a Subanen, aged 43, was shot at approximately 9 a.m. while harvesting sayote in her garden, near the Dimoruk river, Barangay Lampasan, Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Misamis Occidental.
At the time of the shooting, Nora Macan was with her husband, Sabilo Macan, and their neighbor Carling Gumapon, single, who was helping them with the harvesting.
According to Fr. Brendan A. Kelly, MSSC
priest in-charge of Don Victoriano Parish, Sabilo is alive, while the status of Gumapon is unverified.
The killing, Fr. Kelly said, may have been politically motivated.
“The present situation is volatile. As of now, there is a prevailing and pervasive atmosphere of fear,” he said.
Nora Sumingit-Macan leaves three children: Norbilo, 19 years old; Jennyben, 17 years old (a seminarian) and Marvin, 13 years old.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. Claros Sumingit and Mrs. Narcisa Jutba-Sumingit and sister of Villorimo, Federico, Evangelyn, Junito, Rosalyn, Elsa and Junel. (ECIP National Secretariat)