CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Feb. 14 (PNA) -- New People's Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a farmer who they suspected to be a police and military asset in Sitio Iraya, Barangay Poblacion District 1, Claveria, Masbate at around 6 a. m. Friday.
Patricio Alim, 50, married and a resident of the village, was preparing for the breakfast of his family when four armed men barged into his house and went to the kitchen where they shot him dead.
The suspects casually went out of the house and fled towards the mountainous area of the village.
Police said the rebels suspected Alim of being a police-military asset as he was close to one PO2 Rio Belarmino, a former investigator of the Claveria Municipal Police Office.
Alim’s body was brought to a funeral parlor for autopsy.(PNA) CTB/FGS/EMC/cbd/