Troopers from the Army’s 41st Infantry Battalion, local police and officials unearthed a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) mass grave in Sitio Sucao, Barangay Dominglay, Licuan-Baay town, Abra on Friday afternoon.
1st Lt. Rowena Abayon, 5th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the mass grave was discovered at around 4:30 p.m. between Barangays Mugao and Dominglay and believed to contain the remains of the missing Freddie Giliw, 30; Rogelio Giliw, 68; and Eddie Giliw, 35, all residents of the locality.
Abayon said the victims were last seen alive with 15 NPA fighters last March 1.
She added that Freddie Giliw was a former NPA rebel who surrendered last March 23, 2011. The other two missing persons were his father and brother.
Lt. Col. Danilo Domingo, 41st Infantry Battalion commander, said that they are currently tracing the whereabouts of the victims’ family so that the remains could be given a decent burial. PNA