By BEN SERRANO
BUTUAN City––Still unidentified men burned a passenger van bound to this city from Davao City along the highway in Purok 8, Barangay San Andres, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, on Tuesday morning.
Police said they were still facing a blank wall and could not say who the men were and what their motive was. Authorities said there were three armed men who set afire a Toyota Hi-Ace van that was serving as a public utility vehicle.
The van had eight passengers, including the three suspects. Police said the suspects, who posed as passengers, suddenly drew their guns, pointed these to the driver and his aide, and ordered them to stop.
The armed men then instructed everyone to disembark, and then they burned the vehicle.
Candelario Salas, barangay chairman of San Andres, called the police station for help. Investigators said the van, bearing license plates LWZ-999 and owned by Danilo Molejon Sr. of Tagum City, was driven by Lardy Juliane Manzo of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.