Former CAFGU killed by alleged NPAs

By Barbara Mijares, ABS-CBN New Bacolod

Posted at Jun 23 2014 07:58 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2014 03:58 AM

MANILA - Suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels killed a former Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) member in Negros Occidental province, police said Monday.

Jovito Velasco and his wife were on board a tricycle on their way home in Barangay Mansalanao, La Castellana town, when 3 armed men ordered the driver to stop.

Velasco's wife told ABS-CBN News that her husband ran to a sugarcane field where he tried to hide but the gunmen pursued him.

The victim succumbed to 7 gunshot wounds. Eleven spent .45 caliber bullet shells were recovered from the crime scene.

The armed men did not hurt the driver of the tricycle.

The introduced themselves as NPA members, police said.

The wife of the victim said the gunmen were misinformed that her husband is a military informant.

Velasco left the CAFGU in December last year and started his own business.

His wife wants justice for the death of her husband but she also fears for her life.