By Mar S. Arguelles
LEGAZPI CITY --- Armed men gunned down on Thursday noon last week a worker of an electric cooperative suspected to be a military informer in Barangay Progreso, San Fernando town in Masbate, a police report said.
Eddie Masdo, 50, married, an employee of the Ticao Island Electric Cooperative (TISELCO), and a resident of Batuan town was shot dead by a group of armed men at around 12:00 noon Thursday, according to Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol spokesperson.
The victim, along with a co-worker came from project inspection in Barangay Lahong, San Fernando town. Upon arriving at the shorelines of Barangay Talisay of the same town, armed men accosted and ordered the victim to drop to the ground. He was subsequently hogtied and dragged to a place where he was later shot and killed.
The victim’s body was left along the national highway in Barangay Progreso while the victim’s companion was left unharmed, Calubaquib said.
Police investigators are still looking for leads on the possible identities of the gunmen.