From the Philippine News Agency (Feb 24): Rebels gun down ex-Cafgu man in Sorsogon
A former member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) was
gunned by New People's Army (NPA) rebels while on his way home in Barangay
Bagsangan, Irosin, Sorsogon, at about 9 a.m. Sunday.
A police report identified the victim as Melchor Fernandez, 49, married and
resident of Barangay San Juan, Irosin.
The report said four young-looking men approached Fernandez and shot him on
the head and body with a .45-caliber pistol.
It has been a practice of the NPA to send new recruits on a liquidation
The report added that Fernandez came from a confrontation at the barangay
hall about his complaint against the alleged threat of siblings Rosal and
Bongbong Saverola on him.
After the confrontation, the victim asked permission from the village
official concerned to go home and the incident took place.
The suspects reportedly got the belt bag of the victim before fleeing the
Responding authorities brought Fernandez’s body to the funeral home.