Violent crime in Cebu, June – August 2020

June 1, 2020, 1PM. Ryan Fuentes Daño, 34, job order employee of the Lapu-Lapu City government, was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Coles, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was assisting a lineman with electric installations in the street when he was shot dead.

June 1, 2020, 3PM. Bernardo Ramirez, 37, tricycle driver, So. Taytayan, Brgy. Buhisan, Cebu City. The victim was sitting on a bench in front of his house when four suspects on two motorcycles (riding in tandem) arrived and shot him dead.

June 2, 2020, 7:30PM. Leo Padillo Duhig, 18 (16 according to some reports), So. Casio, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was walking along the street when shot dead by riding in tandem.

June 3, 2020, 5-6AM. Edgar Daño Espinosa, 43, fish vendor, Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was riding his bicycle bringing fish when he was shot dead by riding in tandem. His brother (a bystander according to one report) was hit in the leg.

June 8, 2020. Ricky Dejos was shot dead by unidentified suspect or suspects at Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla.

June 18, 9PM. Edison Enodio Calago, 41, ex-convict, Brgy. Lamac, Consolacion. The victim was at home with his family when four suspects arrived, barged into the house and shot him dead. The victim reportedly had been arrested for possession of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and posted bail.

June 23. The body of 67-year old Inorenciana Castro was discovered by the neighbors near her pig pen at Brgy. Danasan, Danao City, early in the morning of June 24. The body had gunshot wounds. The police believed it was a robbery.

July 3. Alejandro Manriquez, Brgy. Tabon, Dalaguete, released from jail in May 2020 after having served 13 years. The victim was shot at BrGy. Sto. Niño, Dalaguete and found the following day, still alive. However, he was not brought to the hospital and expired.

July 7. Alejandro Umpad, 55, was hacked to death in Barili by a 60-year old neighbor who later surrendered.

July 15, 2020, 6AM. Juanito “Jan-Jan” Rabadon Bontilao, 31, Brgy. Pung-ol Sibugay, Cebu City, mechanic. The victim was shot dead while traversing So. Upper Tanay, Brgy. Pulangbato, Cebu City. He was either salvaged or a victim of hold-up robbery.

July 22, 2020, around 6PM. Joseph Yong Ygonia , 25, So. Lansones, Brgy. Jaclopan, Talisay City, was found shot dead at said sitio morning of July 23.

July 23, 2020, 8PM. Arnel dela Peña, 32, and Alouie Rico Almorin , 29, Brgy. Danasan 2, Danao City. The two neighbors went out to buy tuba when they were shot dead by two unidentified suspects.

July 25 (Saturday), 5PM. Ryan Fritz Menchavez, 31, game fowl breeder, Luray 1, Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City. The victim was riding a motorcycle on his way home from his game farm when shot dead by two men who rode an SUV. The violent attack happened at Brgy. Cabitoonan, Toledo City.

July 26, 2020, around 1AM. Rogelio Patatag , 55, security guard of gasoline station, Naga City. The victim was found dead at 6:30 in the morning with a bullet wound in his head. Apparently, the gasoline station at Brgy. Tuyan, Naga City, had been robbed during the night and the victim shot dead. About P581,000 representing the earnings of the gasoline station for 10 days had been taken from the vault.

July 26, 2020. Renato Aninon , 52, was stabbed to death and his 29-year old son wounded, outside a convenience store in Brgy. Binaliw, Cebu City. The police suspect jealousy as the motive.

July 29, evening. Eduardo Lopernes, 31, So. Lawis, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect when he was walking going to his neighbor’s house.

Aug. 1, 2020, 5PM. Joseph Gaviola, 49, was shot to death by riding in tandem at Brgy. Pulpogan, Consolacion. The victim was said to have been involved in drugs before, according to the police.

Aug. 5, 2020.Jomar Palco, 30, an ex-convict, So. Kabangkalan, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City. The victim was walking along Peace Valley, Bulacao, when a man walked up to him and shot him dead.

Aug. 15 (Saturday), around 4:30AM. Carlito Peralta Abatayo, 42, Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead at his home by unknown suspect.

Aug. 16, 2020. Cecilio Paraiso , 55, was walking in Brgy. Cuanos, Minglanilla, when he was shot dead.

Aug. 17, 2020. Erwin Costas, 40, a pastor of Iglesia sa Diyos Espírito Santo, was found dead at his house in Brgy. Mercedes, Poro. The victim had been stabbed to death.

Aug. 18, 2020. Marcelo Milan, 51, Brgy. Maloray, Dalaguete, was shot dead inside his kitchen. The victim had reportedly served three years in jail for murder.

Aug. 24, 2020. Alan Gatab was shot dead inside his house in Brgy. Jagobiao, Mandaue City.

Aug. 26, 2020, 7PM. Niel Clarin Patigas , 27, habalhabal driver, Brgy. Luca, Balamban, and Charito Casas, farmer, Brgy. Ginatilan, Balamban. The two men were shot dead by unknown suspect(s) at So. Mahabog, Brgy. Cabadiangan, Balamban. They had just left the house of the barangay secretary.

Aug. 28, 2020. The body of a young man was found near the river in So. Cogon, Brgy. Maslog, Danao City.

Aug. 28, 2020, 11AM. Roel Baculi Labajo, 37, Sitio Cogon, Barangay San Vicente, Liloan. The victim and his wife were on their way home riding the couple’s motorcycle when he shot dead by suspects riding in tandem.

From Facebook.

Aug. 31, 2020, past 7PM. A 51-year old employee of the City of Naga Market Department was shot and wounded as he alighted from a multi cab in Brgy. Tinaan, City of Naga. The victim was involved in inspecting the market and going after illegal vendors. The victim has recovered.

Sources: Sun Star Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, CDN Digital, The Freeman, Banat News, Radio DYLA AM, Facebook

Published by maritcabugon

Author of Resurgence in The Manila Times

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