Violent crime in Negros Oriental, September-December 2020

Sep. 7, 2020. Kevin Garsula Recla, 26, Brgy. Poblacion, Sta. Catalina. The victim was getting off his motorcycle in Brgy. Alangilan, Sta. Catalina when shot dead by riding in tandem. The victim was shot in the head.

Kevin Recla. From Facebook

Sep. 9, 2020, around 8PM. Kent “Bongbong” Zerna Divinagracia, 45, former vice mayor, Pamplona. The victim was shot dead while still inside his car by riding in tandem as he arrived home during an unscheduled brownout.

Sep. 15, evening. Albert Lagrama, 25, employee at tocino restaurant in Brgy. Palinpinon, Valencia, native of Siaton. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of the restaurant where he was working.

Oct. 11, 2020. Reymond Albarasin Fat, CAFGU, Brgy. Imelda, Guihulngan City. The victim was ambushed by suspected members of the New People’s Army at Brgy. Hinakpan, Guihulngan City.

Oct. 11. Samson Doong, 61, habalhabal driver, Siaton. The victim was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Brgy. Pitogo, Siaton.

Oct. 11. Anthony Elnar, 33, Bayawan City. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Maninihon, Bayawan City.

Oct. 12, 2020, 2PM. Roger Alibiado, 40, Philippine Navy reservist, Casala-an, Siaton. The victim was ambushed and murdered by four unidentified suspects riding two separate motorcycles at Brgy. Poblacion, Siaton.

Oct. 21. Jovita Tamayo, 59, job order employee at Bais City LGU (working as utility worker at Tagpo Elementary School). The victim was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside her home in So. Panciao, Brgy. Tagpo, Bais City. Her body was found the following morning.

Nov. 16, 2020 – 10:20PM. Alfred Moncopa Cordova, 41, Brgy. Poblacion, Dumaguete City was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Tinago, Dumaguete City. The victim sustained 10 gunshot wounds.

Nov. 17, 2020. A 28-year old man was wounded by gunmen riding in tandem while he was digging a hole for an electric post near the barangay hall in Brgy. Cadawinonan, Dumaguete City.

Nov. 25, 2020 – 5:30PM. Joey Esteconing Carugda, 47, a nephew of the mayor, Brgy. Polopantao, Jimalalud, was shot dead by riding in tandem along the national highway in Brgy. Polopantao. The victim had reportedly filed a complaint against a local policeman.

Dec. 1: Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo replaces Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro as chief of Police Regional Office 7.

Dec. 5. Jerson Pabayos, 29, and Manilyn Gomez, 20, live-in partners staying at Brgy. Buntis, Bacong. The lifeless bodies of the victims were found near their house in the morning of December 5. The bodies bore multiple stab wounds.

Dec. 6 (Sunday). Patrick Manuel Romero, 31, was shot dead by riding in tandem along a busy street in Bais City.

Dec. 15 – 5:20PM. Dr. Mary Rose Genisan Sancelan, chief, Guihulngan City Health Office, and Edwin Sancelan, employee of Guihulngan City Government. The husband and wife were ambushed on their way home from City Hall. Dr. Sancelan had been linked to the NPA, her name appearing on top of a ‘list’ of alleged NPA supporters and members that had circulated in Guihulngan City for the past few years. Dr. Sancelan was Incident Commander of the LGU Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Dec. 15 – 5:30PM. Saeler “Israel” Alsong, 50, Brgy. Calamba, Guihulngan City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem. He was reportedly the father of a young man who escaped attempted murder in Ayungon on February 9, 2019.

Saeler Alsong. From Facebook

Dec. 16. The dead body of Rene Boy Maran Lagrama, 22, was found at Brgy. Mayabon, Zamboanguita. The head had gunshot wounds, the arms had been tied with a rope on his back. Local sources claim that the victim was a thief.

Sources: Yes the Best Dumaguete, Facebook, Headz Up NegOr, Original Energy FM Dumaguete, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Published by maritcabugon

Author of Resurgence in The Manila Times

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