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 victim was shot dead by a 38-year old suspect who was arrested shortly after committing the crime.

April 11 (Sunday), 2:30AM. A husband, 57, and his wife, 56, were sleeping inside their store at Brgy. Poblacion, Danao City when an unidentified suspect entered the store and shot them. Both husband and wife were wounded and brought to the hospital.

April 11, 7PM. A 38-year old farmer from Brgy. Cantabaco, Toledo City, was shot and wounded by a drunk man.

April 11, 9PM. A 19-year old man was shot and wounded by riding in tandem at Balirong, Naga City.

April 12, past 9AM. A 38-year old Korean woman was shot and wounded by riding in tandem in Banilad, Mandaue City. The victim was waiting inside her car when attacked. The victim reportedly works for a travel agency.

NOTE: On April 14, P/Col. Engelbert Soriano replaced P/Col. Lingbawan as CPPO director.

April 14, 2021, Past 5PM. Ritchie Nepomuceno, female, 35, Deca Homes, Tungkil, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem while she was standing at Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City. She had filed complaints against Sawang Calero police for robbery, arbitrary detention and more, and accused the leader of the raiding team, P/Staff Sgt. Celso Colita, of raping her twice. Later on April 14, Colita was found dead inside the bathroom of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit -7 where Colita was staying after having been suspended pending investigation of Nepomuceno’s allegations. The police said Colita had shot himself.

April 20, 2021. The body of an unidentified male person with bullet wound was discovered at Brgy. Panlag, Consolacion.

April 20, 8:20PM. Nasem Lequigan, 31, Purok Lemonsito, Brgy. Umapad, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by the suspect who was complaining about the victim’s dog’s barking.

Nasem Lequigan. Shot dead for no reason.

April 20, 8:50PM. Roger Mangas, 42, So. Sambagan, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect/s when he was getting his motorcycle parked opposite side of the road.

April 20, 11:50PM. A 32-year old man from Brgy. Daanlungsod, Toledo City, was shot and wounded by a lone gunman at So. Terminal, Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City.

April 24, 2021, 5PM. A 12-year old boy was shot dead by a security guard of a construction site in Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was with other minors/youth inside the construction site stealing scrap metals.

April 25, 7PM. Claro Ramos Cagigas, Jr., 65, Brgy. Poblacion, Argao. The victim was sitting on his terrace when shot dead by unidentified suspect/s. The victim had retired a few months earlier after many years of service at the Cebu Port Authority.

April 27, past 4PM. Ronald Cabaluna, 44, e-bike driver, Brgy. Candulawan, Talisay City, was stabbed to death by a fellow e-bike driver after a quarrel.

April 27, 2021, 7PM. A 29-year old fisherman from Medellin was fired upon and wounded while riding his pumpboat. The suspects, too, were on a pumpboat with one of the suspects opening fire. The “riding-in-tandem” on the sea happened in Brgy. Poblacion, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island.

April 28. Ronnie Subingsubing, 34, Brgy. Day-as, Cebu City, messenger at a printing company. The victim had a quarrel with someone and left for the northern town of Tabogon. However, his enemy caught up with him and shot him dead at Brgy. Ilihan.

April 28, 2021. John Lester Bernales, 21, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect who walked up to him and shot him not far from the victim’s house.

Sources: SunStar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, Banat News, The Freeman, Radio Station DYLA, Radio Mindanao Network – DYHP, Facebook

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, Brgy. Napo, Carcar City.

March 20, 1AM. Concordia Luceño, 64, farmer. The victim was shot dead and her husband wounded by their daughter’s 27-year old live-in partner at the victims’ home in Brgy. Lugo, Borbon.

March 21, 2021, 8PM. Elton Jun M. Lañojan, 17, Dalaguete. The victim was sitting outside his home when shot dead.

Elton Jun Lañojan. Why was he murdered?

March 22, evening. Melquiades “Ambo” Tapasao, 54, was stabbed to death at Brgy. Lanas, Naga City.

March 22, evening. Baby Mae Agner, 29, So. Crusher, Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City. The victim was stabbed to death by her former live-in partner. The suspect also stabbed Agner’s new live-in partner who was wounded. After murdering Agner, the suspect burned the body which resulted to the house catching fire.

March 26, 11:15AM. Reynaldo Batad Arcenal, 48, Hagnaya, San Remigio. The victim had just posted bail in a drug-related case at the court in Bogo City when the vehicle he and members of his family were riding was waylaid at Brgy. Don Vicente Gonzales, Medellin. The gunmen used two vehicles. They ordered Arcenal’s companions to get out of the car and lay down on the road, face down. Then they shot dead Arcenal. The victim’s sister was wounded. The police said that Arcenal was allowed to post bail due to his lung cancer for which he was seeking medical treatment.

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

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 cockpit .

Feb. 3. Poring Duran, a senior citizen, Upper Anajao, Argao. The victim was found dead with stab wounds on her neck and face. A suspect was arrested some days later in connection with a rape case and he reportedly confessed to having murdered Poring Duran.

Feb. 6, 2021. Norman Marcel Suico, 56, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in a narrow alley in So. Sudlon, Brgy. Alang-Alang. The police said drugs could be a motive because the house of the victim’s son-in-law had once been subject of an anti-illegal drug raid.

Feb. 9, 2021, 7PM. Wilfredo Ardiente, Jr., 38, from Brgy. Sirao, Cebu City, but temporarily residing at Brgy. Tuyom, Carcar City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Tuyom. He was jailed at Cebu City Jail in connection with a drug case but released in December 2020.

Feb. 10. Genevib Cocalon , 28, Brgy. Lanao, Pilar, Camotes. The victim was stabbed to death while her husband was wounded when the suspect entered their house while the couple was asleep and attacked Genevib.

Feb. 12, 2021, 10PM. Virgie “Ejet” Erojo, 62, Brgy. Lawaan, Alcantara. The victim was saying the rosary when the attacker entered her house and shot her dead.

Feb. 13, 2021, 3AM. Edilberto “Eddie” Lumontad, 51, Upper Campo, Poblacion, Pinamungajan. 5 to 7 unidentified attackers who arrived in an SUV and two motorcycles barged into the house, ordered everyone to drop down, and shot the victim dead. PNP Chief Debold Sinas later announced that the victim was involved in drugs and had most recently evaded arrest during a buy bust in Lapu Lapu City October 2020.

Feb. 13, 7AM. Jerome “Rom” or “Ro” Normandia, garbage truck driver, ex-convict, Brgy. Canduman, Mandaue City. The victim was heading home from the Canduman Market when he was attacked and shot by riding in tandem. He expired later at the hospital according to a post in Facebook. Normandia was arrested for illegal drugs in July 2019 and released in December the same year after pleading guilty to a lesser offense.

Feb. 14, 2021, past 1PM. Albert Rafols, 33, reported to be mentally disturbed, was shot dead by his neighbor, a barangay councilor (former barangay captain), at their barangay, Sawang Calero, Cebu City. Witnesses identified the suspect and told the police that the two had an argument before the suspect shot and killed Rafols.

Feb. 15, 3 or 4AM. Alma Kato Alvaro, 40, wife of alleged drug lord Barok Alvaro (who is in jail), Brgy. Timobo, Danao City. Four suspects forced their way into the house where the family was gathered for the Valentine’s Day celebration (and birthday of Barok Alvaro). They shot the victim in the face and head after ordering everyone else in the house to lie facedown on the floor.

Feb. 20, 2021, 2AM. A 23-year old man (last name likely Cacanog) from Purok Nangka, Landing, Brgy. Catarman, Liloan, was shot dead and a 15-year old companion/friend from Brgy. Pardo, Cebu City, wounded by unidentified suspect in what the police say was a drug related shooting incident at Villalaras, Brgy. Jubay, Liloan.

Feb. 23, 2021, afternoon. Abdullah Pabilla, 58, head of Muslim Affairs Office, Lapu Lapu City Government, native of Madalum, Lanao del Sur. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at the Lapu Lapu City Hall compound.

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

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 car parked along the road in Bacong. The head was wrapped in plastic. Franzel was a known organizer of LGBT pageants.

Franzel Escalante (from her Facebook)

Jan. 29, 2021, 3PM. Junjun “Choy” (or “Butsoy”) Moria Ardoza, 47, and Dindo Regalado Mascardo, Brgy. Poblacion 2, Bais City. The two men were shot dead at the cockpit in Tanjay Square Garden, Tanjay City. A third person was hit in the jaw and wounded during the attack.

Dindo Mascardo at his father’s grave (his father was murdered by riding in tandem on August 2 2020). From Facebook

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

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 Carlos P. Garcia Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Danao City.

Dec. 3, 9AM. Police Staff Sergeant Gerfil “Popot” Opeña Geollina, 44, assigned in Asturias, residing at Brgy. DAS, Toledo City. The victim was ambushed by riding in tandem at Purok Manga, Brgy. Dumlog, Toledo City.

Dec. 3, 6PM. Kaysyh Billones Dumagat, 21, call center agent, a native of La Libertad, Negros Oriental, but residing and working in Lapu Lapu City. The victim was snot dead at a beach resort in Liloan, Cebu, where she was on an outing with friends.

Kaysyh. From her Facebook

Dec. 9, 8PM. Manulito “Iti” Dagoc, 53, Brgy. Sambag II, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by five unidentified persons riding three motorcycles at Visitacion Street, So. SNCA, Brgy. Sambag II.

Dec. 13, evening. Cesar Cristobal Radar, 58, retired army soldier, native of Paoay, Ilocos Norte, but residing at Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City. The victim was on his way home from a party when he was waylaid by unidentified gunmen at Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City.

Cesar Ralar. From Facebook

Dec. 16, 2020, 6:30PM. P/MSgt. Elizar “Soysoy” Chiong Llanes, 42, Chief Investigator, Cordova Police Station, residing at Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City but a native of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. The victim was shot dead by four unidentified suspects at Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova.

From Facebook.

Dec. 17, 2:50PM. Atty. Baby Maria Concepcion Landero-Ole, Danao City. The victim was ambushed by riding in tandem at Brgy. Looc, Danao City. Her husband, Juanito Flores Ole, was shot dead by unidentified suspects in May 26, also at Poblacion, Danao City. He had served time for drugs at New Bilibid Prison.

Dec. 25, 7PM. A man from Barili was shot and wounded by an unidentified suspect at Brgy. Poblacion 1, Carcar City

Dec. 26, 10PM. Leonilo Datig, 69, Brgy. Valencia, Carcar City, was shot dead by an unidentified assailant inside his kitchen.

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

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, Toledo City. The victim was arrested in December 2012 for involvement in shooting incidents that resulted to the death of two young men on May 30 of that year. The violence was related to rivalry between two fraternities and the murder of Carl Vinson Apura, the son of the mayor, on May 13, 2012.

Nov. 2. Darwin Yburan, 42, traffic enforcer of Cebu City Traffic Office, and his brother Dwight, 39, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City. Two or three unidentified suspects entered the home of the brothers and shot the two. It appears that Darwin was the target. He died shortly after the attack. Dwight passed away on November 8.

Nov. 6. Friday. Rodelio Dungog, 38, Brgy. Calawisan, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was sleeping when the two suspects arrived and shot him dead. The suspects have been identified.

Nov. 6, 9PM. Edwin Moralde, 58, former employee of Lapu Lapu City Public Market, Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City. Five unidentified suspects entered the victim’s house and shot him dead.

Nov. 6, 9:30PM. Ray Godinez Yuson , 39, businessman, So. Fatima, Brgy Jubay, Liloan. The victim was shot dead while he was driving his car, his bag stolen at Brgy. Pitogo, Consolacion.

Nov. 9, 6:30PM. Nico Niño Cabahug Perez, 20, Sudlon, Brgy. Maguikay, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at the intersection of Cebu North Road and Canduman Road, Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City. His 60-year old mother was wounded. The mother and son were riding a taxi, coming from the court where Nico Niño had posted bail. He was arrested in a drug buy bust operation in Consolacion on November 7.

Nico Niño Cabahug Perez. From Facebook

Nov. 11, 2020. Porferio Reyes, Jr. , former barangay kagawad of Brgy. Balao, Barili. The victim was shot dead by a 41-year old man who was identified by the victim’s son. The suspect was arrested in Dumanjug on November 12. The motive was reportedly jealousy and the suspect had previously tried to kill Reyes.

Nov. 13. Jovani Pacaña Dayangco, 37, airport police at the Mactan Cebu International Airport, residence of Brgy. Ocaña, Carcar City. The victim had just returned to his home from work and was outside when riding in tandem arrived and shot him dead.

Nov. 17, 2020, 3AM. Bladie Mherl Badayos, 22, So. Kilawan, Brgy. Tanke, Talisay City. The victim was outside near his home when an unidentified suspect walked up to him and shot him in the head. The victim was allegedly drug user and sold drugs according to the police.

Nov. 19, morning. Vincent “Shiote” Yu Cañada, 29, resident (but not native) of Brgy. Lorega-San Miguel, Cebu City, processor of car sales at a bank. The body of the victim was found in Brgy. Garing, Consolacion. The hands were tied on the back and the face covered with packaging tape. Friends and relatives of Cañada reported him missing on Nov. 18

Shiote Cañada. From his Facebook

Nov. 21, 5AM. Arlene Buenafe, 31, housemaid, was shot dead while two of her three companions – including her employer who is an employee of Badian Municipal Assessor’s Office, were wounded, when the tricycle they were riding was attacked at Brgy. Basak, Badian.

Nov. 23, early afternoon. Joey Luis Wee, 51, lawyer, Cebu City. The victim was climbing the stairs leading to his office in Brgy. Kasambagan, Cebu City, when he was shot dead unidentified suspects. Update: on Dec. 8, the NBI arrested Fausto Edgar Peralta, a member of Philippine Army 1985-90, officer in charge of a security agency with branches in various parts of the country, in Laguna. Peralta is allegedly the triggerman. Together with five other suspects he reportedly flew to Cebu on November 13 to carry out the murder. Update January 20 2021: Peralta points to Ret. Army Lt. Col. Edwin F. Layese as the person who contracted Peralta and his group to murder Atty. Wee. Layese is in custody of the NBI.

Nov. 28, 2020. Grace Gabutan, 34, businesswoman, Gabutan Compound, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim was parking her car in the garage when she was shot dead by unidentified triggerman. The victim’s sister was once the wife of a “drug lord” who is jailed in Cebu City. The son (from another relationship) of the “drug lord” was arrested in a drug bust in 2019.

Nov. 29 3AM. Dennis Young, 45, Tres de Abril, Brgy. San Nicolas Proper, Cebu City. The victim was beaten to death.

Nov. 30, 11AM. Engr. Ponciano Villamil, 63, barangay councilor, land developer and real estate broker, Brgy. Kinasang-an, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a lone gunman at So. Adelfa, Brgy. Kinasang-an.

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

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



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

Violent crime in Cebu, September 2020

Sep. 1, 2020. Sergio Villapania was shot dead by his neighbor, a retired police officer, at Brgy. Poblacion, Sibonga.

Sep. 4, 2020, 8PM. Vicente Jorolan , 63, farmer, Brgy. Basak, Badian, had his head nearly cut off by a 49-year old fisherman .

Sep. 6. Peter Danuhan, 55, laborer, Brgy. Victoria, San Remigio, was hacked to death by two brothers.

Sep. 5, 11PM. Ronie Lawas, 25, habalhabal driver, was shot to death by a man wanted for homicide. This happened at Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla.

Sep. 8, 2020. The body of Norlito Villasan was found early in the morning by his neighbors in Sibonga. He had a big wound at the back of his head.

Sep. 10, 2020, 10:20AM. Ruben Requinto Quieta, 48, an Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) policeman, and his son Gavin Quieta, 19, So. Villa Elena, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. The two men were onboard their car when ambushed by four suspects at So. Mohon in Tisa. The father was killed on the spot while the son died at the hospital. Ruben Quieta was reportedly transferred from Police Regional Office 7 to a region in Luzon in July 2016 when more than 20 police officers from Cebu were transferred to Luzon and Mindanao. At least three of these police officers have been liquidated during visits to Cebu.

Sep. 10, 2PM. Albert Hermosisima , 27, So. Tunga, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Tangke. He had reportedly been arrested in a drug raid on May 4, 2018.

Sep. 11, 2AM. Kylle Clifford Soon, 20, Purok 4, Brgy. Tugbongan, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Purok 5, Tugbongan.

Sep. 14, 2020, 6PM. Juvilyn Luminkit Quirante, 43, resident of Wireless, Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City, native of City of Tangub, Province of Misamis Occidental. The victim who had just been released from Mandaue City Jail after posting bail, was walking with his live-in partner when shot dead by suspects riding in a car. Quirante was one of five men arrested at the Bogo City wharf on October 20 2019 after the J Centre Mall armed robbery on October 19. Aside from the five arrested, four others were killed in the shootout with the police at the wharf. All nine – including Quirante – plus four others were charged with Robbery in Band a few days later (Banat News, October 24, 2019).

Sep. 15, around 3PM. Edmund “Bernie” Junco, 65, retired police officer, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City. The victim was driving his car with his wife in Brgy. Talamban when he was shot and killed by riding in tandem.

Sep. 18, 8PM. Engr. Roberto Llanillo, 53, and his son Malbert Llanillo, 26, were shot dead by Edwin Ferguson, 32, who was later shot dead by the responding police. A German national was shot too and in critical condition as of September 19. All four men were staying at the same apartment building in So. Kintolimbo, Brgy. Calajo-an, Minglanilla. Malbert and Edwin appear to have had an argument. When Engr. Llanillo tried to pacify them he was shot dead on the spot. The son and the German were shot when they tried to help the engineer.

Sep. 19, 2020, past 7PM. Zandro “Sanny” Augusto, councilor of Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City, businessman. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his pawnshop in Brgy. Poblacion, Lapu Lapu City.

Sep. 19, 10PM. A 42-year old farmer was shot and wounded by an unidentified suspect at Brgy. Kahumayan, Danao City.

Sep. 19, 2020 (night time). Joseph “Jojo” Payot, 47, laborer at the Carbon Public Market (Cebu City), from Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City. The victim was going to sleep at the market when he was shot by riding in tandem. He died later at the hospital.

Sep. 20, 9PM or later. Rogelio Tupas, 60, carpenter, and Virginia Tupas, 55, fish vendor, So. Saging, Brgy. Lawaan 2, Talisay City. Two unidentified suspects entered the couple’s house and shot them dead.

Sep. 22, 2020, 5AM. Dionesio Otapil, So. Lingatong, Brgy. Vito, Balamban, was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Lacdon, Brgy. Prenza, Balamban. The victim’s 26-year old cousin was wounded. The victim was reportedly a faith healer.

Sep. 26, 1PM. Maria Victoria Lingal, 41, widow, store owner, Brgy. Tayud, Liloan. The victim had just arrived home when two unidentified persons riding separate motorcycles arrived and shot her dead.

sources: SunStar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman, Banat News, CDN Digital, Radio Dyla , Facebook