Lawyer's truck set ablaze in Cotabato

by Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Oct 28 2011 12:01 AM | Updated as of Oct 28 2011 08:01 AM

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A vehicle belonging to a lawyer was torched by unidentified men in Barangay Kisante, in the town of Makilala, North Cotabato.

The vehicle, a white International Prime Mover truck bearing plate number MVX-444, was parked along the National Highway in Makilala, near the Lereve resort, went it was sent on fire.

Authorities said the vehicle was owned by a certain Atty. Faustino Canumay of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat province.

The truck’s driver Anacleto Marandante, 51, was taking a break during the incident.

Initial investigation by the police showed that the truck was intentionally torched by 3 unidentified suspects.

The vehicle incurred heavy damage before the local police and Bureau of Fire Protection arrived at the scene.

Police continue to conduct a deeper investigation on the incident.