Suspects in ambush of Subanen leader nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:07

Troops of the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division and the Bayog Municipal Police have captured two suspects in the ambush of anti-mining advocate Timuay Lucenio Manda, which killed the latter’s 12-year-old son last Sept. 4, during operations Friday.

Manda is a Subanen leader and barangay chair of Conacon, Bayug, Zamboanga Del Sur.

He is known in the area as a staunch anti-mining activist.

The suspects, who are now detained by police, were identified as Marlon E. Luao and Coloy C. Entag, both of Conacon, Bayog.

Recovered from their possession were a homemade shotgun and .45 caliber pistol during operations 10 a.m. Friday.

Capt. Albert Caber, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said appropriate criminal charges are now being prepared against the two.

Manda was driving his son, Jordan, to school when five to eight armed men attacked him.

He was slightly injured but his son, Jordan, suffered fatal gunshot wounds.