Violent crime in Cebu, October 2020

October 5, 11PM. Jimboy Ponce , 22, x-ray machine operator of Cebu Port Authority, residence at Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was robbed and shot dead at A. Lopez Street, Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City, on his way home from work.

October 6. The body of Elmer Cañeda Enanoria, construction worker, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City, and the bodies of three unidentified men were found in two shallow graves in So. Bago, Brgy. Cogon, Compostela. Enanoria reportedly spent a year in Naga City Jail for a drug case . He was released in May.

October 7, 2020. Geronimo Tanaid, 40. The victim was sitting nearby his home when an unidentified suspect arrived and shot him in the head, killing him.

October 10, 9AM. Atty. James Joseph Gupana, 69, was wounded by suspects riding in tandem who opened fire on him in Lapu Lapu City.

October 10, 9AM. Josephus “Joseph” Castillo Caraca , 21, Brgy. Tungkop, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect. He was reportedly arrested the previous month in connection with a physical injuries case.

October 11. Ruben Gingoyon , 27, farmer, Brgy. Luhod, Barili. The victim was stabbed to death by two brothers who are also farmers.

October 12, 2020. Archie Royo Zamora, 28, A. Lopez Street, Cebu City. The body of the victim was found at So. Manuto, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City when personnel of DPWH were cleaning the area. The victim was reportedly picked up (or kidnapped) on October 8 by four unidentified persons using a black vehicle. Zamora was arrested for illegal drugs in 2018 and released in March 2020 due to probation.

October 15, 2020. Jonathan Rosario Suico, 65, former OFW. The victim was found stabbed to death at this house in Brgy. Pondol, Balamban. The victim had apparently been robbed.

October 20, 1PM. Darwin Pinalagao, 32, Zone Kalabasa, Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City. The victim was walking in Zone Ubi when shot dead. The police reported arresting a suspect on October 23.

October 24. The body of a woman, without head, hands and feet was found in a garbage bag near a creek in Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City. On October 31, a head was found in Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City.

October 26, 2020, 8PM. Kenneth Roize Gidalgo, 21. The victim who was out in a plea bargain agreement (drugs) was shot dead by unidentified suspect while waiting for a ride at Brgy. Madridejos, Alegria.

October 26, 10PM. Lourdes Rebonsa, 40, So. Ibabao, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City (recently transferred from Brgy. Basak Pardo, Cebu City). Unidentified suspects entered the victim’s house at shot her in the head, killing her. The police said the victim had previously been arrested for illegal drugs.

October 30, 2020. Ernesto Gonzales, 34, security guard of a private school. The victim was shot dead while he was taking dinner at an eatery at So. Alumnos Riverside, Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City. A bystander was wounded. The suspect was reportedly identified by an eye witness.

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

Published by maritcabugon

Author of Resurgence in The Manila Times

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