Farmer found dead in Agusan del Norte

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 02:34 PM May 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A farmer, who is a member of the Mamanwa tribe, was found dead on Tuesday, a day after he was abducted and stabbed by armed men who were suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

A report from Police Regional Office-13 (PRO-13) stated that Rodito Lapugan Boklas, 40, was cleaning their farm when five unidentified armed men abducted him on Monday afternoon.


A day later, Nenit Cago Boklas, the wife of the victim, found his remains at the mountain of Amontay in Sitio Tagbuaya, Barangay Bangonay, Jabonga in Agusan del Norte.

Rodito sustained stab wounds in the right side of his body.


Police said they immediately retrieved the body as the area was reportedly infiltrated by NPA led by alias Gab Monter and alias Sadam Dayong.

Recovered from the scene was one 23-inch bolo owned by Rodito.

His remains were brought to the Jabonga Health Center for examination and were transferred later to Solania Funeral Homes in Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte.

Meanwhile, police officers from the Jabonga Municipal Station are preparing a criminal complaint against the NPA rebels. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

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