From the Manila Bulletin (Dec 12): Suspected NPAs kill PNP applicant in Sorsogon
CAMP OLA, Albay – A criminology graduate was shot dead by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Balading, Brgy Sto. Domingo, Irosin, Sorsogon on Tuesday morning.
Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) spokesperson, identified the victim as Anthony Gestiada. Initial investigation also added that the victim is applying for work at the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Initial investigation disclosed that while the victim was inside his house, the suspects, armed with long firearms, entered the house and asked the victim if he is applying in the PNP service.
According to Calubaquib, without further reason, the suspects shot the victim several times, resulting in his instantaneous death.
The suspects immediately fled on board a white van without plate number to an unknown direction.