This was according to police who said that Reds ambushed the victim while he was on his way home at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sitio Bacolod, Barangay Esperanza, Pilar, Sorsogon.
Killed was Abelardo Blanco alias Ka Enteng, 48, farmer, and former NPA member.
The report said five young-looking rebels armed with M-16 armalite rifles suddenly came out in the open, shot Blanco, and walked casually away after executing him.
According to Susan Montalban, Blanco’s common-law wife, the rebels hid behind the coconut trees before attacking the victim.
Earlier, Montalban said, the rebels talked with Blanco and asked him to go back to the movement as he would be playing an important role in their future activities.
Blanco reportedly refused saying that he wished to live a peaceful life.
This angered the rebels, which led to his execution.
Police recovered empty shells of M-16 armalite rifle in the scene of the ambush.(PNA)