Violent crime in Cebu, June 2021

June 7, 6:40AM. Carl Eric Ruizo Garces , 30 (or 32), tombstone (lapida) maker, Calamba Cemetery, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead, allegedly by a customer who was angry that the lapida he ordered wasn’t ready. June 9. A security guard was shot and wounded in Jasmin Street, Brgy. Capitol Site, Cebu City. The …

Violent crime in Cebu, May 2021

May 6, past 2AM. Fernando “Edmond” Derain Berdesala, 39, habalhabal driver and runner, So. Lalin, Brgy. Jagobiao, Mandaue City. The victim, who was sleeping, was hit by an apparent stray bullet from the street. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. May 6, past 12 noon. Rodulfo Seno Bihag, 81, Zone 5, Brgy. …

Violent crime in Cebu, April 2021

April 5, afternoon. Arjino Paran Badayan, 62, farmer, Sogod. The victim died after his neighbor hit him on the head with a piece of wood. NOTE: P/Col. Robert Lingbawan on April 9 assumed as Cebu Provincial Police Office director, replacing P/Col. Alladin Collado. April 10, 9PM. Ponciano Losernas, Jr., 35, farmer, San Francisco, Camotes. The …

Violent crime in Cebu, March 2021

March 5, 9PM. Saidato Masarong Saumay, 25, tricycle driver, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect/s at Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City, while driving his motorcycle. March 9, 5:45PM. Isidro Etherbert Quinto Padigos, 53, balot vendor, Brgy. Ocaña, Carcar City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect at So. Talamban, …

Violent crime in Cebu, February 2021

Feb. 2, past 7PM. Mar “Kyo” Rabaya, 39, cockpit bet collector (“masyador”), Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his cousin’s store in San Isidro where he was helping out. The police said the motive could be drugs or related to his job at the …

Violent crime in Negros Oriental, Jan. 2021

Jan. 10 (Sunday), 7:10AM. Rude Anthony “Tonton” Melodia, 29, municipal councilor, son of a former mayor, Purok 3, Brgy. Poblacion, Sta. Catalina. The victim was washing his car when the killers arrived on motorcycles and shot him dead. Jan. 26, 1PM. Ferdinand “Franzel” Escalante, 35, Brgy. Apolong, Valencia. The victim’s body was found inside her …

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 …

Violent crime in Cebu, December 2020

Note: Cebu – cities and province – continue to be under Modified General Community Quarantine. Also, on December 1, Police General Albert Ignatius Ferro is replaced by Ronnie Siroy Montejo as chief of the Police Regional Office 7. Dec. 2, 6PM. Reneboy Cañete, 27, Asturias. The victim was snot dead by riding in tandem in …

Violent Crime in Cebu, November 2020

Nov. 1 (Sunday). Wilson “Wiwis” Alcordo Ledesma, 31, So. Tangasan, Brgy. Valladolid, Carcar City. The victim was shot and hacked to death by the suspect at So. Dam, Brgy. Poblacion 1, Carcar City. The suspect, a 34-year old security guard with residence at Poblacion 3, Carcar City, was arrested the following day in Brgy. Sangi, …

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 …