Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members shot dead a government militiaman at a dance party in Manito, Albay, Wednesday night, police said Thursday.

Ignacio Daet Jr., a member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary based in Brgy. San Francisco, Legazpi City, succumbed to a bullet wound on the back, Supt. Renato Bataller, Bicol regional police spokesman, said.

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. in Brgy. Pawa.

Daet was attending the village’s “Mr. & Mrs.” benefit dance when shot by an undetermined number of rebels, Bataller said in a text message. (John Roson)

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