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Grieving Mother.

Grieving Mother. Lazandra Paje Bengua the mother of the slain rebel Michael Bengua Abonin went unconsolable seing her dead son. Photo by Ligao City Police Station.

Legazpi City, [06.13.17] – The heartbreaking scene has unfolded inside the funeral parlor in Ligao City as the sobs and tears  from a grieving mother echoing his maternal sorrow, pain and sadness as she fetches her son’s lifeless body this afternoon, police report said.

Lazandra Paje Bengua, 46 years old came to Ligao City Police Station all the way from Purok 5, Barangay Veneracion, Pamplona, Camarines Sur  to retrieve  the body of her slain son, Michael Bengua Abonin, Police Superintendent Lea B. Supelana, Ligao City Police Station Chief of Police told The Philippine Examiner.

Lazandra was assisted by Joel Montas y Mediavillo and Sonia Santa Rosa y Madara of Karapatan, who provided  a transportation assistance to bring Abonin to his hometown in Camarines Sur, were also responsible in contacting the immediate family members about Michael’s death, Police Superintendent Supelana explained.

Abonin was born in Barangay Caranan, Pasacao, Camarines Sur, he is the eldest son of Lazandra in her first marriage and leaving her 21 years old live-in partner, Nancy de Jesus who is nine months pregnant in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, Supelana added.

According to the mother’s account Michael asked permission from her that he was working in Batangas and she had her last contact with her son was on May 28 this year.

Slain rebel body in Abella, Ligao City encounter. Philippine Army photo.

Slain rebel Michael Bengua Abonin lies on the encounter site in Abella, Ligao City encounter. Philippine Army photo.

Michael Bengua Abonin was killed on June 12 during the encounter in Barangay Abella, Ligao City when the New People’s Army clashed with government troops.

He was the lone casualty in the recent coordinated offensive launched by the New People’s Army against government troops in the 3rd District of Albay this June.