Sorsogon villagers condemn councilor killing; NPA rebels blame AFP | BICOL TODAY

Sorsogon villagers condemn councilor killing; NPA rebels blame AFP

JUBAN, Sorsogon ( — Villagers and officials of Lajong, Juban, this province condemned the killing of their official Emilio Guab, who was gunned down Friday evening while watching a basketball game.

Meanwhile, rebels in the province pointed to the government military as responsible for Guab’s killing and accused the Phil. Army 31st IB stationed in the town of masterminding the killing.

Samuel Guerrero, spokesperson of the NPA-Celso Minguez Command based in Sorsogon, in a statement, said the 31st IB has secretly implemented the “neutralization” of suspected NPA sympathizers, all civilians, out of frustration for failing to engage legitimate NPA fighters in combat operations.

Guerrero said Guab was a civilian and family man, who had served the community as a village councilor, but despite serving the state, its troops have considered him an “enemy”, thus he was liquidated by military intelligence operatives.

Reporting over the Friday shooting incident, PSINSP Christine B. Llorin, Juban police chief, wrapped up its investigation, saying that at around 8:00 PM on October 12, 2018, Guab was standing at the right side of the entrance of the covered court of Lajong Elementary School, watching a basketball tournament, when (3) unidentified men simply entered the covered court, then one of them drew a gun of unknown caliber and shot the victim several times resulting to his instantaneous death.

After gunning down Guab, the suspects fled towards the direction of Juban Proper on board a motorcycle.

No arrests were made, and the police did not move farther in its investigation, saying the suspects were not identified. []

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