News reports now say that 4 tribal leaders from San Fernando, Bukidnon, have been declared missing after being allegedly abducted by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. The Eastern Mindanao Command of the Philippine Army say that the 4 Bukidnon tribal leaders were allegedly kidnapped last August 1, 2015.
Captain Alberto Caber of the Army has been quoted as saying that the tribal leaders were settling a tribal feud in Sitio Bulo, Barangay Dagohoy, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte when the rebels got them.
Caber identified the tribal leaders as Datu Danilo Angcomog, Datu Laris Landakay, Datu Jovanie Angcomog and Datu Kalumpot Dalon, all residents of Sitio Inayaman, Barangay San Jose in San Fernando, Bukidnon.
“These tribal leaders are witnesses to criminal cases, including human trafficking, filed against legal front organizations of the Communist Party of the Philippines and NPAs that resulted to the death of Datu Lito Lundia inside Haran Compound of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in Davao City,” Caber pointed out.