Camp Elias Angeles, San Jose, Pili, Camrines Sur – A militiaman serving in the Army’s 9th Infantry Division was shot and killed by New People’s Army (NPA) bandits in Camsur at 12:00nn last Thursday (March 17).
Militiaman Gino Olugar was spending his vacation at his home in Pamukid Village, San Fernando town when three armed men shot him at point blank range with a Cal .45 pistol in the presence of his wife and children. He succumbed to his sustained multiple gunshot wounds including a headshot.
A former NPA rebel himself, Olugar chose to surrender to the government forces and joined the fight against the NPA’s banditry. General Ruperto “Raffy” Pabustan, Commander of the 9th Infantry Division deplored the latest case of human rights violation of the communist rebels. In 2010, 8 CAFGU and 6 soldiers were among the 45 people who were executed by the NPA bandits. In February, the bandits massacred 6 members of Pedrito Bico’s family after the latter refused to pay the extortion money demanded by Ka Mike of the NPA’s Front Committee 75.