MANILA, Philippines – A rebel returnee and two militiamen were abducted and then killed by suspected New People's Army rebels in Tagkawayan, Quezon on Thursday.
Tagkawayan police said rebel returnee Efren Gatilla and Cafgu militiamen, 53-year-old Adriano Lusanta and 28-year-old Jeffrey Mendoza, were abducted by some 30 NPA rebels at around 2 a.m.
The bodies of the three were found at around 4 p.m. the same day.
Police said the group behind the abduction was led by a certain Manuel Jasareno alias Ka Alfie.
Gatilla, a resident of Barangay Bosigon, became a farmer after abandoning the armed stuggle.
Lusanta, on the other hand, was a former chairman of Barangay Casispalan. – report from Johnny Glorioso, dzMM