One of the vehicle used described as follows: Utility Vehicle, Hyundai STAREX (White)-For hire, with plate number LYF-784 registered and driven by Donald Bajao Pitogo, 46 years old, married, driver, a resident in Purok-3, Brgy. Mabini, Cabadbaran City.
While the other vehicle described as follows: Utility Vehicle, Hyundai STAREX (White)-For hire, with plate number 151008 registered in the name of Alfredo Pullos Jr of Brgy. Magdagooc, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte driven by Benjie Monton Besing, 56 years old, married, driver, residing in Purok-1, Brgy. Poblacion, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.
During the follow up investigation conducted in Sitio Limatoc, Brgy. Mabini, Placer, Surigao del Norte both drivers arrived and approached the investigating team and identified themselves as the drivers of the said vehicles.
An initial interview immediately conducted on both drivers revealed that at about 5:00AM of November 13, 2017 at Cabadbaran City Terminal they were approached separately by unidentified male to be hired to Surigao City.
As they were traveling towards Surigao City the person who hired them instructed them to pick some of his companions at Brgy. Mabuhay, Sison, Surigao del Norte. When the companions had already boarded they were again instructed to turn back to Poblacion, Sison.
When they reached Sison, Surigao del Norte they were instructed to turn right heading towards Brgy. Tagbayani, Sison wherein they were being held until 11:00AM after their captors introduced themselves as members of the New People’s Army and just wanted to borrow their vehicles with the assurance that they will return it after.
When the vehicles left they were being guarded by three (3) armed men and later they were told to just fetch their vehicles at Brgy. Mabini, Placer, Surigao del Norte. Both drivers were brought at Placer Municipal Police Station for further investigation.
Source: Rpn Dxks Surigao