Farmer beheaded in Midsayap
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato - Ricarte Dionio, a 31-year-old farmer, was abducted and eventually beheaded by alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Dionio, a resident of Barangay Malingao in Midsayap, was used as a human shield by the BIFF during the firefight Monday morning.
His remains were found in Sitio Dimapulot also in Malingao. He was brought immediately to the Dolentin Morgue.
His mother, Virginia, is crying for justice. She said she could not believe that his son died in a heinous way.
She wants the members of the armed group involved in the killing arrested.
Aside from Dionio, another civilian died during the firefight in Barangay Salunayan.
The victim was identified as 22-year-old Erwin Viluan, a farmer, who was hit by a bullet on the head during the encounter.