Motorized banca torched in Claveria, Masbate

CLAVERIA, Masbate –A motorized banca owned by local businessman Constancio Gontenas Jr., was set on fire by unidentified men this morning.

The banca, which bears FBCA “Marjun 2” marking, is being used by Gontenas in transporting passengers and cargo to and from this coastal municipality.

The incident occurred at about 1:00 in the morning (Sunday, March 8), while the said motorboat was docked along the shoreline of Barangay Canomay, this town.

Based on the initial investigation the estimated cost of the damage was around P650,000.

The motive behind the crime is yet to be determined.

No casualty was reported as a result of the fire incident.

Police investigators said that they are still gathering additional information regarding the incident. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

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