SAN FELIPE, Zambales — A division chief of the Commission on Population office in Zambales and two others believed to be victims of summary executions were found buried in shallow graves at the southern approach of Maculcul Bridge in Barangay Manglicmot here Thursday.
Report said that at about 7:50 a.m., one Bobby Puso, 46, of Barangay Alusiis, San Narciso, Zambales was pasturing his cows when he noticed that his dog digging something that turned out to be a cadaver, which prompted him to immediately inform Fire Officer 1 Geneis Umali of Alusiis, San Narciso, Zambales regarding the discovery.
Police and elements of Zambales Crime Laboratory Office processed the crime scene and found two more bodies whose faces were covered with packaging tape and hands tied with packaging tape also.
San Felipe municipal police station investigator SPO3 Marlon Fontelera said the three were positively identified by their relatives as Population Commission official Norman Montevirgen y Viray, 64, resident of Barangay Pagatpat, Sta. Cruz; Darel Olipane y Garanta, 18, of Purok 3, Amungan and Gerald Laborce y Aceron, 24, of San Agustin, both in Iba, Zambales.
Olipane and Laborce were both reported missing by Iba Police Station since July 21, 2018.
Police are still conducting investigation as to the motive of killing and identity of suspects.