LEGAZPI CITY 26Jan2014 (PNA) – New People’s Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a former member of the Philippine Army whose motorcycle they stopped at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday in Sitio (sub-village) Patag, Barangay Sampongan, Libon, Albay.
A police report identified the victim as Jomar Marano, 35, married and formerly assigned with 31st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in Sorsogon City.
A resident of Barangay San Jose, Libon, Marano was bringing home his cousin, Arnel Sierra, when they were stopped by the rebels, the report said.
The communist dissidents asked Marano and Sierra to alight from their vehicle and shot dead the former military man but spared his cousin.
After seeing Marano dead, the rebels casually walked away from the crime scene.
Sierra immediately sought help from nearby residents and the police.
Police recovered Marano’s motorcycle and empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol from the crime scene.
Marano’s body was taken to a funeral parlor. (PNA)