CAFGU member shot dead in Ifugao

Christine Faye Kim, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2016 08:48 AM

A CAFGU member lays dead after he was shot by suspected New People's Army rebels in Tinoc, Ifugao

MANILA – A member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) was shot dead last Friday in Ifugao.

Agustin Andres, 34, was killed in Sitio Ubo-ub, Binablayan in Tinoc while on his way to Nueva Vizcaya to deliver tomatoes.

Three unidentified men, believed to be members of the New People's Army, emerged from a tent used by laborers along the road and shot him when he passed by.

Congressman Teddy Baguilat said insurgency in Ifugao has always been a problem. They are now hoping that the peace talk agreement next month will help resolve the problem not just in the province but in the entire country.

"The only way you could stop this war of attrition is to have a ceasefire and a comprehensive peace agreement. Hopefully, talagang pag nagwagi ito, talagang it can help," he said.