ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected communist rebels are believed to be holding two policemen whom they had seized in southern Philippines, according to the police. The vans, believed to have been stolen by the rebels, were abandoned and recovered by pursuing policemen in a village called Mabini, also in Placer. It created panic and trauma [among]the people around when they [NPA rebels] perpetrated this incident,” she added in a statement. Meanwhile, in Negros Oriental in the Visayas region, an off-duty member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu), was reportedly abducted and later killed by NPA rebels based in Barangay Talalak, Santa Catalina town. Quoting Col. Eliezer Lozañes, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Precioso said Vailoces was off-duty and was unarmed when the NPA rebels took him.
Source: Manila Times November 14, 2017 14:48 UTC