Seven salvage victims were found in separate places in Pampanga and Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, police reported yesterday.
Four of the victims were found yesterday morning in separate areas in Pampanga.
Police said farmer Eltiquio Yumul found three dead bodies at a sugarcane plantation along the FVR Megadike in Bgy. Maliwalo, Bacolor town, at 7:15 a.m.
Pampanga police director Senior Supt. Rodolfo Recomono said one of the bodies found was a female whose body was half buried.
The male victims are Chinese-looking whose bodies were wrapped with packaging tape. Investigators theorized that the age of the three victims range from 30 to 35 years old.
Police are investigating if the death of the victims are drug-related.
Meanwhile, at 9 a.m. yesterday, police also discovered the dead body of a Chinese-looking person, identified as Jia Cheng, inside an unlicensed gray Ford Explorer SUV with conduction sticker number 0994.
The car was found parked along MacArthur Highway in Bgy. Balite, City of San Fernando.
The alleged victim of summary execution was found with packaging tape tied to his feet.
Police are also still determining if the death of the victim is related to illegal drugs.
In Laguna, three men believed to be victims of summary execution were also found in Purok 5, Bgy. Malitlit, Sta. Rosa City, yesterday morning.
Two of victims were identified as Leonard Managhis Aucillo, 26, single, pedicab driver, and his brother Raymond, 24, both of Cataquiz Subd., Bgy. Market Area SRC.
According to Supt. Giovanni Martinez, Sta. Rosa police chief, the victims’ bodies were discovered along the barangay road with several gunshot wounds and packaging tapes on their faces and their hands were tied in their backs.
Police said that at 12:30 a.m. yesterday, witness Emily Navarro said she heard several gunshots near their house. She told her husband to call the barangay tanod about the incident.
A Scene of the Crime Operative (SOCO) team is investigating the incident.