A ranking police official on Tuesday announced that two of the three suspects charged in the killing of Impasug-ong Mayor Mario Okinlay last week are former New People's Army (NPA) fighters.
Senior Supt. Pedro Austria, 10th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (RCIDU-10) chief, identified those charged as Joven Yanggo and Efren Yanggo.
Both men are members of the NPA's Front Committee 88 who already surrendered in January 2012.
Under the program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, rebels who surrender are given P50,000 livelihood assistance, P15,000 "immediate assistance," and as high as P50,000 pesos for every firearm surrendered.
A certain Ryan Daluniag was charged along with the Yanggos for killing Okinlay, but there is no evidence yet linking him to the NPA,
The case was filed before the Bukidnon Provincial Prosecutors Office in