3 killed in ambush
By Malu Cadeliña Manar
Friday, March 2, 2012
KIDAPAWAN CITY — Three motorists were killed when attacked by still unidentified armed men in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, past 8 p.m. Wednesday, police reports said.
The Cotabato Provincial Police Office identified the victims as Rolando Suarez, Leo John Collados, and Miguel Eramis, all residents of Midsayap, North Cotabato.
Senior Inspector Donald Cabigas, chief of Pigcawayan Police, said the victims were on their way home on board a black Bajaj motorcycle when waylaid by still unidentified suspects armed with M16 Armalite rifles at Barangay Simsiman, Pigcawayan.
Authorities disregarded robbery as a motive behind the ambush as the suspects did not take the victims’ valuable things, including their vehicle and personal belongings.
Police and Army already launched pursuit operations against those behind the killings.