Killed in police operations in Cebu, January – March 2020

Jan. 19. Aldren Baya, 24, was reported to be in critical condition after he was shot by the police in Brgy. Camboang, Dumanjug. The police said that Baya was engaged in a drug transaction when they arrived. No update on Baya’s condition.

Jan. 26. Dave Saavedra, 22, was shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation in Brgy. North Poblacion, San Fernando. The police said that Saavedra opened fire.

Jan. 26. Antonio Borlasa, 47, was shot dead by police who responded when Borlasa shot a man with a bow and arrow at Mercedes, Poro, Camotes.

Jan. 29, 3PM. Jigger Lawas, 39, a “high value individual”, So. KSKC, Tungkop, Minglanilla, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation at Brgy. Tungkop. Lawas shot it out with the police, according to the latter.

Jan. 29. Ricardo “Cardo” Solante Valdueza, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City, was shot dead by police during drug buy bust at So. Villagonzalo 2, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City.

Jan. 30, afternoon. Richard Padin, 43, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation at Brgy. Taloot, Argao.

Feb. 11, past 11PM. Ronald Salgarino, 25, and an unidentified male alias Joe were shot dead by the police at So. Kawayan, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City, in a follow up operation after the operation where P/SMSGT Maximino Macau was killed.

Feb. 18, past 1PM. JC “Jessie” Dacuma Caballero, 27, So. Bliss, Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation in Brgy. Lawaan, Talisay City.

Feb. 19, 1AM. Gilbert Campo, 28, allegedly a hitman and drug pusher of “Luwage Group” (also spelled Luwagi or Luage), was shot dead by the police in what the latter described as a shootout in Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City. The police were serving a search warrant.

Feb. 19, 8PM. Alvin Dinopol, an ex-convict, Brgy. Lawaan, Dumanjug, was shot dead by the police during a drug buy bust operation. The police said Dinopol shot first.

March 12. Rosly “Bossing” Fajardo was shot dead by the police during a drug buy bust operation at So. Caniba, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City.

March 13, past midnight. Marvin Suico, 33, So. Centro, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City, was shot dead by the police during an operation. The police said Suico was a drug deaaler.

March 13. Romulo Masbate, Jr. was killed by the police inside his house at So. Caniba, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City. The police said Masbate was the drug supplier of Rosly Fajardo (who was killed by the police on March 12).

March 23, morning. Buen Chiong, a “high value individual”, was shot dead during a buy bust operation at Largo Compound, Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City.

March 31 – evening. Jaykee Nique, 28, construction worker, and said to be a drug user, ran amok and threatened his relatives with a gun at So. Kamaisan, Brgy. Tolotolo, Consolacion. A responding policeman shot and killed him.

Sources: The Freeman, Banat News, Sun Star Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, CDN Digital, Manila Bulletin, Radio DYLA, Paul Lauro/RMN DYHP, Facebook

Published by maritcabugon

Author of Resurgence in The Manila Times

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