New People's Army (NPA) rebels peppered with bullets their former comrade, who refused to return to their organization, when they ambushed him while on his way home at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sitio Bacolod, Barangay Esperanza, Pilar, Sorsogon, a police report said Friday.
Killed was Abelardo Blanco alias Ka Enteng, 48, farmer and former NPA member, who had just come from a store to buy food for breakfast.
The report said five young-looking rebels armed with M-16 armalite rifles suddenly came out in the open, shot Blanco and walked casually away after executing him.
According to Susan Montalban, Blanco’s common-law wife, the suspects, who were hiding behind the coconut trees, came out in the open when Blanco appeared and shot him.
Earlier, Montalban said, the rebels talked with Blanco and asked him to go back to the movement as he would be playing an important role in their future activities.
Blanco reportedly refused as he would now like to live a peaceful normal life.
This angered the rebels, which led to his execution.
Police recovered empty shells of M-16 armalite rifle in the scene of ambush.