“In Boston, Davao Oriental, Arnel Otacan, 33, a member of the local peasant organization Nigkasinabot Koy Mag-umma Tu Boston (NIGKUMB), was shot by suspected elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army (IBPA) on October 28, 2017.
Otacan failed to come home on the night of the 28th, and his body was finally found the following day at a crossing in Brgy. Cabasagan, Boston. He sustained seven gunshot wounds and his knees and arms were broken.
Otacan, according to his wife, was interrogated by military intelligence agents twice before he was killed – on July 15 and July 31, 2017. Moreover, Otacan’s wife heard reports that the military was out to kill their entire family. This is prompted her and their six children to temporarily seek sanctuary for their safety.”