Incident Summary:

02/27/2009: On Friday morning, in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines a sugar plantation owner and former regional chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lauro Parallag, was killed after being shot. Dayag said Parallag was driving his Vox Wagen vehicle along Bagay Road corner Diversion Road in San Gabriel village when the assailant assaulted him and shot him once in the head. Two vehicles were also damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Sugar plantation owner, Lauro Parallag,
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
GMA News, Mark Merueñas, "Sugar Plantation Owner Hurt in Cagayan Shooting," (March 20, 2009).
Philstar, Charlie Lagasca, "Ex-Intelligence Service Regional Chief Dies After Ambush," (March 5, 2009).
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed in Armed Attack in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines ," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, March 1, 2010.