Decomposed bodies of two soldiers and a former member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU), feared to have been executed, were found inside a chapel at Sitio Masi in Barangay San Juan here.
The remains, identified as PCF Jay Tugao, PCF Victor Balao-as, both from Pinukpok, Kalinga, and Jayson Santor, a resident here, were found Friday after they went missing last March 2015.
Based on earlier reports, the three were allegedly killed by the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on March 29, 2015 despite calls by some church leaders and peace advocates to release them.
Their bodies were now transferred by the team of Fr. Garry Agcaoili of the archdiocese of Tuguegarao to a funeral home in Tuguegarao City .
The authorities are now investigating the case while DNA tests will be conducted to each cadaver for proper identification before releasing to their families.
Meanwhile, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) special investigator Aldwin Pasicolan condemned this brutal and inhumane act.
Pasicolan urged the perpetrators to end the killing as this would not bring peace and development in the country.
He likewise assured the families of the three victims of financial assistance.