NPA rebels shot dead CAFGU member in Camarines Norte

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LEGAZPI CITY, 1July2015 — New People’s Army (NPA) rebels gunned down an active member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) who was watching a public dance at about 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barangay Magsaysay, Capalonga, Camarines Norte.

Dead on the spot was Malix Alvarez, 19, a student, who belonged to the Barangay Alayao Patrol Base of the Philippine Army and a resident of the Old Camp in Capalonga.

Alvarez had just came from a motorcycle shop with another CAFGU member to have his vehicle fixed.

They passed by a barangay feast day public dance when they came back and decided to watch the activity.

Two men, armed with .45-caliber pistol, approached him and fired at him, causing his instantaneous death.

The victim’s companion ran towards their camp to get reinforcement but the rebels had already escaped.

Maj. Gen Yerson Depayso, commander of the 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, has ordered his men to be doubly alert as a result of the offensive stance of the rebels. (PNA)

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