A former provincial commander of the defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, now known as Kapatiran, was shot and killed by four unidentified armed suspects in Sitio San Juan, Brgy. Caradio-an, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, yesterday morning.
Victim Placido Perfas, alias Ka Dennis, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds. He died on the spot, SP1 John Derrick Capunong, Himamaylan police investigator, yesterday said.
Capunong said the victim was also divested of his cellular phone and wallet.
Initial investigations of the Himamaylan police showed that Perfas, 53, was sitting on his motorcycle, and was scheduled to meet somebody in Sitio San Juan of the barangay, when he was approached and shot by the suspects, who casually walked away after the incident towards the mountainous areas.
Four empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol, an empty cartridge of super 38 pistol, and a deformed slug were recovered by the Himamaylan police, who responded to the shooting incident.
Capunong said they cannot establish yet the affiliations of the fleeing suspects. However, there are reports that the crime could be the handiwork of the New People's Army, with top leaders of the splintered NPA group been marked for liquidation.
Perfas also served as the leader of the Kapatiran group in the 5th and 6th districts of Negros Occidental.
The assassination of Perfas came almost a week after Councilor Crispin Posadas was also shot and killed in Isabela, and whose death was also claimed by the NPA.*GPB
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