ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police are searching for a village leader and his followers who allegedly attacked a policeman guarding a village celebration in Imelda town in Zamboanga Sibugay province. Police said charges were also being readied against the group of San Jose village leader Nelson Ortega who was accused of mauling local policeman Gerald John Giner. Ortega reportedly mauled the policeman after he accosted a suspicious man clad in black jacket who turned out to be a relative and a follower of Ortega. The village chieftain, who was reportedly drunk, led a small a group and confronted and subsequently assaulted Giner, according to Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman.