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, 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, 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. 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.

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

Violent crime in Negros Oriental, June-August 2020

Notes: 1) On May 28, 2020, P/Col. Arnel Banzon replaced P/Col. Julian Entoma as director of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO). 2) Negros Oriental was on General Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic until June 30. Effective July 1 the status was changed to Modified General Community Quarantine.

June 15, morning. Rowena Laque Bangcat , 49, businesswoman, Baptist Road, Brgy. Mangnao, Dumaguete City. The victim and her husband were near their home, riding their motorcycle, when suspects riding in tandem opened fire and shot her in the head and the neck.

June 16, 9:30PM. Harrison “Harry” Kalubiran Gonzales, 52, barangay chairman, Barangay 1-Tinago, Dumaguete City. The victim was on duty at the barangay outpost when a man riding motorcycle shot him dead. The killer was accompanied by four other persons riding separate motorcycles.

Brgy. Captain Harry Gonzales. From Facebook

June 23. Sherwin Gabo, a volunteer member of Siaton Rescue Team, Siaton. The victim was riding his motorcycle was shot dead by riding in tandem at Barangay 2, Siaton.

Candles lighted for Sherwin Gabo at the crime scene. From Facebook

June 24. Feliciano Canafuego Trosa, 56, barangay councilor, Brgy. Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina. The victim was riding his motorcycle on his way home when a man came out from an abandoned house and shot him dead.

July 1. Cpl. Mark Anthony Quiocson, soldier belonging to 62th Infantry Batallion, Philippine Army, was ambushed and killed by members of the New People’s Army at So. Compound, Brgy. Luz, Guihulngan City.

July 9, 11:30PM. Police Staff Sergeant (PSSgt.) Bobster Guillarawan, First Provincial Mobile Force Company, Brgy. Napacao, Siaton, was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. 1, Siaton. The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Candles and a cross in remembrance of PSSgt. Guillarawan. From Facebook.

July 21, 2:50PM. Jimmer (“Jimer” or “Jemer”) Fundador and Romeo “Omic” Dungo-an, 43, swine traders from Brgy. Pacuan, La Libertad. The victims were shot dead in an ambush at Sitio Mandi-e, Brgy. Magsaysay, Guihulngan City. They went to the area to buy swine. The perpetrators used high powered firearms. On July 21, 2017, Guihulngan City Chief of Police Supt. Arnel Arpon, five of his men and one civilian were killed in an ambush by the New People’s Army at the same place.

July 22, 10:40AM. Joel Daza, 51, tricycle driver, Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City. The victim was flagged down and then shot dead by two unidentified suspects at Sitio Bato, Brgy. Malusay, Guihulngan City.

July 22. Ronald Balsimo, 60, former barangay tanod, So. Kabangahan, Brgy. Bago, Tayasan, was shot in the stomach but in stable condition as of July 23.

July 24. Eldeson “Eldeth” Marturillas , So. Compound, Brgy. Luz, Guihulngan City, was driving his motorcycle when shot dead by unidentified suspects at So. Proper, Brgy. Luz, Guihulngan City.

Eldeth Marturillas, loved and missed by friends and relatives. From FB.

July 25. Alex Lim, a job order employee of the Guihulngan City Local Government, was snot dead by riding in tandem at So. Looc, Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City.

Aug. 2, 2020, 7AM. Bienvenido “Ben” Mascardo, Sr., 67, Juan Luna Street, Brgy. 2, Bais City. The victim was shot dead by suspects riding on two motorcycles at corner Mabini and Laurel Streets, Bais City.

Aug. 3, 2020. Russell Ayunting, 38, habalhabal driver, Brgy. Calamba, Guihulngan City. The victim was shot dead at crossing Brgy. Bulado, Guihulngan City.

Aug. 8, 2020. A shooting incident was reported in Brgy. Nagbalaye, Sta. Catalina. The victim was watching a game of billiard when he was shot and wounded by three suspects.

Aug. 8, 2020, 11:30AM. A certain “Kent” was shot and wounded by unidentified suspects at Brgy. Daro, Dumaguete City.

Aug. 16, 2020. Elmo Cardinas , 52, a former member of the New People’s Army, was shot dead at Brgy. Talalak, Sta. Catalina, by members of the Rachelle Mae Palang Command – NPA Southeast Negros.

Aug. 16, 2020. A fish vendor was shot and wounded by suspects riding in tandem at Habitat 1, Brgy. Balugo, Dumaguete City.

Aug. 27, 2020. Virgilio “Beyok” Ibale Diangco, Sr., employee of Provincial Engineering Department, Negros Oriental, resident of Brgy. Cawitan, Sta. Catalina. The victim was shot and killed by riding in tandem in front of the Negros Oriental State University campus in Brgy. Caranoche, Bayawan City.

Beyok Diangco. From Facebook.

Sources: Headz Up NegOr, Original Energy FM Dumaguete, Yes the Best Dumaguete, Dumaguete News Digital, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abante Guihulngan Facebook page, Facebook

Violent crime in Cebu, June – August 2020

June 1, 2020, 1PM. Ryan Fuentes Daño, 34, job order employee of the Lapu-Lapu City government, was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Coles, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was assisting a lineman with electric installations in the street when he was shot dead.

June 1, 2020, 3PM. Bernardo Ramirez, 37, tricycle driver, So. Taytayan, Brgy. Buhisan, Cebu City. The victim was sitting on a bench in front of his house when four suspects on two motorcycles (riding in tandem) arrived and shot him dead.

June 2, 2020, 7:30PM. Leo Padillo Duhig, 18 (16 according to some reports), So. Casio, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was walking along the street when shot dead by riding in tandem.

June 3, 2020, 5-6AM. Edgar Daño Espinosa, 43, fish vendor, Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City. The victim was riding his bicycle bringing fish when he was shot dead by riding in tandem. His brother (a bystander according to one report) was hit in the leg.

June 8, 2020. Ricky Dejos was shot dead by unidentified suspect or suspects at Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla.

June 18, 9PM. Edison Enodio Calago, 41, ex-convict, Brgy. Lamac, Consolacion. The victim was at home with his family when four suspects arrived, barged into the house and shot him dead. The victim reportedly had been arrested for possession of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and posted bail.

June 23. The body of 67-year old Inorenciana Castro was discovered by the neighbors near her pig pen at Brgy. Danasan, Danao City, early in the morning of June 24. The body had gunshot wounds. The police believed it was a robbery.

July 3. Alejandro Manriquez, Brgy. Tabon, Dalaguete, released from jail in May 2020 after having served 13 years. The victim was shot at BrGy. Sto. Niño, Dalaguete and found the following day, still alive. However, he was not brought to the hospital and expired.

July 7. Alejandro Umpad, 55, was hacked to death in Barili by a 60-year old neighbor who later surrendered.

July 15, 2020, 6AM. Juanito “Jan-Jan” Rabadon Bontilao, 31, Brgy. Pung-ol Sibugay, Cebu City, mechanic. The victim was shot dead while traversing So. Upper Tanay, Brgy. Pulangbato, Cebu City. He was either salvaged or a victim of hold-up robbery.

July 22, 2020, around 6PM. Joseph Yong Ygonia , 25, So. Lansones, Brgy. Jaclopan, Talisay City, was found shot dead at said sitio morning of July 23.

July 23, 2020, 8PM. Arnel dela Peña, 32, and Alouie Rico Alimorin , 29, Brgy. Danasan 2, Danao City. The two neighbors went out to buy tuba when they were shot dead by two unidentified suspects.

July 25 (Saturday), 5PM. Ryan Fritz Menchavez, 31, game fowl breeder, Luray 1, Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City. The victim was riding a motorcycle on his way home from his game farm when shot dead by two men who rode an SUV. The violent attack happened at Brgy. Cabitoonan, Toledo City.

July 26, 2020, around 1AM. Rogelio Patatag , 55, security guard of gasoline station, Naga City. The victim was found dead at 6:30 in the morning with a bullet wound in his head. Apparently, the gasoline station at Brgy. Tuyan, Naga City, had been robbed during the night and the victim shot dead. About P581,000 representing the earnings of the gasoline station for 10 days had been taken from the vault.

July 26, 2020. Renato Aninon , 52, was stabbed to death and his 29-year old son wounded, outside a convenience store in Brgy. Binaliw, Cebu City. The police suspect jealousy as the motive.

July 29, 2020, 7PM. Rolando Deloso, 51, So. Sambag 1, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. The victim was on his way home when shot dead by unidentified suspect. The victim had – said the police – been in prison for drugs.

July 29, evening. Eduardo Lopernes, 31, So. Lawis, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified suspect when he was walking going to his neighbor’s house.

Aug. 1, 2020, 5PM. Joseph Gaviola, 49, was shot to death by riding in tandem at Brgy. Pulpogan, Consolacion. The victim was said to have been involved in drugs before, according to the police.

Aug. 5, 2020.Jomar Palco, 30, an ex-convict, So. Kabangkalan, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City. The victim was walking along Peace Valley, Bulacao, when a man walked up to him and shot him dead.

Aug. 15 (Saturday), around 4:30AM. Carlito Peralta Abatayo, 42, Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead at his home by unknown suspect.

Aug. 16, 2020. Cecilio Paraiso , 55, was walking in Brgy. Cuanos, Minglanilla, when he was shot dead.

Aug. 17, 2020. Erwin Costas, 40, a pastor of Iglesia sa Diyos Espírito Santo, was found dead at his house in Brgy. Mercedes, Poro. The victim had been stabbed to death.

Aug. 18, 2020. Marcelo Milan, 51, Brgy. Maloray, Dalaguete, was shot dead inside his kitchen. The victim had reportedly served three years in jail for murder.

Aug. 24, 2020. Alan Gatab was shot dead inside his house in Brgy. Jagobiao, Mandaue City.

Aug. 26, 2020, 7PM. Niel Clarin Patigas , 27, habalhabal driver, Brgy. Luca, Balamban, and Charito Casas, farmer, Brgy. Ginatilan, Balamban. The two men were shot dead by unknown suspect(s) at So. Mahabog, Brgy. Cabadiangan, Balamban. They had just left the house of the barangay secretary.

Aug. 28, 2020. The body of a young man was found near the river in So. Cogon, Brgy. Maslog, Danao City.

Aug. 28, 2020, 11AM. Roel Baculi Labajo, 37, Sitio Cogon, Barangay San Vicente, Liloan. The victim and his wife were on their way home riding the couple’s motorcycle when he shot dead by suspects riding in tandem.

From Facebook.

Aug. 31, 2020, past 7PM. A 51-year old employee of the City of Naga Market Department was shot and wounded as he alighted from a multi cab in Brgy. Tinaan, City of Naga. The victim was involved in inspecting the market and going after illegal vendors. The victim has recovered.

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