Violent crime in Cebu, January 2021

Jan. 1 (Friday), shortly after 6PM. Ruben Feliciano, businessman, native of Zamboanga but temporary resident of Brgy. Apas, Cebu, ran for mayor of San Fernando, Cebu in May 2019. The victim was walking in Apas when estimated five armed men riding a van without plate number shot him dead. The victim’s niece was wounded in the attack.

Ruben Feliciano. From the internet.

Jan. 1, 2021. The body of an unidentified male person is found at So. Lunas, Brgy. Cadaruhan, Borbon. The face was covered and had been set on fire.

Jan. 2, 2021, 1PM. Jimmy Tabura, 50, security guard, habalhabal driver and former tanod, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City. The victim was shot by unidentified suspects at Inayawan. He died later at Cebu City Medical Center.

Jimmy Tabura. From Facebook

Jan. 3, 2021, past 5PM. Danie Alolod, 40, Brgy. Kaongkod, Madridejos. The victim was Whig dead by his neighbor, David Medallo who is connected with PDEA-7. The suspect is now jailed.

Jan. 4, 2021, early evening. Jeff Charl Mayormita, 16, Tinago, Cebu City. Suspect or suspects entered the small room of the victim and shot him to death.

Jeff Charl Mayormita. From Facebook

Jan. 8, 2021, around 11AM. Retired Police Lt. Col. Renato “Rey” Malazarte, 55, in butane business, Brgy. Luz, Cebu City. The victim was shot by riding in tandem at Brgy. Luz, Cebu City. He expired at the hospital. The victim was deputy director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office when he in August 2016 was reassigned to Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for alleged involvement in illegal drugs. The victim retired from service shortly thereafter.

Rey Malarzarte. Photo from Sunstar Cebu article

Jan. 9 (Saturday), 2021. Jovelyn Verana Meguizo, 37, daycare worker, Upper Becerril, Boljoon. The victim was found by her 7-year old early morning of January 9, hacked to death.

Jan. 10, 2021. Fraxzedes Resonable, 72, Brgy. Manatad , Sibonga. The victim was stabbed to death. Update Jan. 13: the victim’s younger brother was arrested.

Jan. 11, 2021, 8PM. Rijie Digoro, 43, PUJ driver, Cordova. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Calan, Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova.

Jan. 12, 2021, 1PM. Nelma Moca Abalos, 47, Cansojong, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Cansojong. She was allegedly a police asset who had received threats and therefore had transferred to Cansojong recently.

Jan. 14, 2021, 10:30PM. Jail Officer 2 Reymond Roble Vasquez, 34, JO2 at Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Danao City, resident of Brgy. Cogon Cruz, Danao City. The victim was attacked and shot dead by eight masked persons riding four motorcycles at Brgy. Dunggoan, Danao City. The victim was inside his multi cab.

Jan. 17 (Sinulog Sunday). Randy Salera, 40, was shot dear at So. Rosario, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City.

Jan. 18, 3:45PM. Survived. Anthony John “Antoy” Apura, 38, president of Carcar City Association of Barangay Councils and son of Mayor Nice Apura, survived a murder attempt at parking area in So. Tangasan, Brgy. Valladolid, Carcar City. The assailant or assailants was/were riding a car.

Jan. 21, 2021 12:30PM. Piara Singh , 60, an Indian National, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Brgy. Upper Lamac, Consolacion.

Jan. 22, 2021, 5:30PM. Christian Dastin Castillo, 29, helper at store, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his place of work in So. Silangan 2, Brgy. Tejejo.

Jan. 24. The body of an unidentified male person estimated to be 25-30 years old was found at Brgy. Tag-ube, Compostela, near boundary of Brgy. Lusaran, Cebu City. He had a gunshot wound in his eye. The victim’s mouth and eyes were wrapped in plastic.

Jan. 25, past 3PM. Rodel Demaangay, 40, dismissed police corporal, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Labangon, Cebu City. According to the local police, the victim had been dismissed from service in June 2020 due to three counts of grave misconduct. The police also said that Demaangay had been found to be involved in drugs in 2018 and reassigned to Muslim Mindanao after initially having been assigned to Negros Oriental.

Jan. 25 or 26. Elsa Limosnero Pleños, 69, Unidos, San Francisco, Camotes. The victim was found stabbed to death inside her house.

Jan. 28, 2021. Fredeswendo Mejellano , 40, ex-convict (served time for frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearm), Brgy. Lipanto, Alegria. The victim’s body was found inside a sack dumped at So. Cagay, Brgy. Poblacion, Alcoy at 9AM. He was identified later. UPDATE Jan. 30: three male suspects (two from Alcoy, one from Alegria) surrendered to Alcoy Police Station. The police said the motive was personal grudge and that cause of death of victim was head injury .

Jan. 28. A 20-year old man was shot and wounded at Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City.

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

Published by maritcabugon

Author of Resurgence in The Manila Times

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