Mayor Malabor expresses alarm over killings of barangay captains by rebels
Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor expressed alarm over the killing of a barangay captain by communist rebels.
Libas Barangay Captain Rhoy Pagapang was gunned down on August 20.
Former San Agustin barangay captain Agapito Euroba was also killed on August 10.
The Negros Occidental politiko said four other barangay chiefs have received threats to their lives.
Seven barangay captains from Isabela recently sought protection from the municipal police because of supposed threats to their lives.
Malabor said Philippine Army personnel are augmenting local police.