CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Feb. 20 (PNA) -- New People’s Army rebels executed a fisherman after abducting him in front of his relatives at 7:35 a.m. at Sitio Cogtong, Barangay Quezon, Claveria, Masbate.
The lifeless body of victim Aurillo Riva, 39, married and resident of Barangay San Antonio, Milagros, Masbate, was found by villagers in an isolated area of Barangay Quezon where the rebels shot him dead.
Riva, his son and nephews were temporarily staying at the residence of his cousin, Leonica Riva, in the village when the communist dissidents approached them and took the victim with them.
Patrolling village volunteer security men found Riva’s bullet-ridden body and brought it to the Claveria municipal hall for autopsy.
Residents believe that the rebels had suspected the victim of being a military-police asset as he was not from the place, which is under the influence of the rebels.(PNA) RMA/FGS/EMC/CBD/pjn