Violent crime in Negros Oriental, September 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.

Sources: Yes the Best Dumaguete, Facebook, Headz Up NegOr, Original Energy FM Dumaguete

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 snot 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

Note: 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. 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 Cardinals, 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. An employee of the Negros Oriental Provincial Government engineering department was shot and wounded by suspects riding in tandem in front of the Negros Oriental State University campus in Brgy. Caranoche, Bayawan City.

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 Almorin , 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, 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

Shooting incidents in Negros Oriental, April-May 2020

Note: Negros Oriental was on Enhanced Community Quarantine from April 3 to 30, 2020, then General Community Quarantine starting May 1, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2, 8:30PM Christopher Entea, 42, construction worker. Shot dead by riding in tandem in Zamboanguita.

April 9, 6PM. Belarmino Geron Isolana, 56, close-in security of the Guihulngan City Vice Mayor, Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City. Shot dead by riding in tandem while walking along the national highway in Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City. The victim was a drug surrenderer (November 17, 2016).

April 10, 7:45PM. Rito Horolan Acabo, 45, owner of bakery business (Guihulngan City and La Libertad). The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. McKinley, Guihulngan City. Acabo’s 18-year old son was wounded. The victim was a drug surrenderer (December 15, 2016).

From Facebook.

April 15, afternoon. Leovin Soreño Dela Torre, 40. Daro, Dumaguete City. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified men at his house. He suffered 27 gunshot wounds. He had been involved in a shooting incident some years ago.

April 22, late morning. Zelsun Blue “Coco” K. Behag, a native of Vallehermoso but currently residing in Guihulngan City. The victim was riding her motorcycle at So. Agay-ayan, Brgy. Bulado, Guihulngan City, when she was shot dead by riding in tandem. Her former live-in partner (in San Carlos City) had been arrested for drugs but Behag’s sister said that the victim had cut ties with him and not involved in drug business.

Zelsun Blue Behag. From Facebook.

April 23, 9:40AM. Patrick Deogenes Cabristante Romero, 54, Brgy. 1, Bais City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Juan Luna Street, Brgy. 1, Bais City. The police said he was a police asset (informant) and a former drug personality who surrendered in 2017.

Patrick Romero. From Facebook.

April 23, 11PM. Ryan Jay Beltran, 24, Brgy. Taclobo, Dumaguete City. The victim was already asleep when an unidentified person standing outside the victim’s house, shot him dead.

April 24, morning. The dead bodies of Joemar Rebitoy Castor, 33, and Arnel Villegas, 41, both of Purok Orchids, Brgy Calindagan, Dumaguete City, were found, half-naked, only wearing cargo shorts, at the roadside in Brgy. Mayabon, Zamboanguita. The two men had been reported missing by their relatives on April 22. The cause of death has not been established as of April 27.

April 27, 9:30AM. Pedro Ybañez Tecson, 44, farmer, Brgy. San José, Bayawan City. The victim was shot dead by another farmer due to a personal grudge.

May 5, 8:45PM. Cornelio Pepino, 48, radio broadcaster known as Rex Cornelia, Brgy. Blood-Boloc, Sibulan. The victim was on his way home together with his wife after hosting his radio program on Original Energy FM in Dumaguete City when he was waylaid by riding in tandem at Brgy. Daro, Dumaguete City. May 13 update: the car believed to have been used to tail the victim before the killing and used by the killer before he transferred to a motorcycle was recovered. It is owned by the provincial government . Update (May 27): a firearm found at the house if Rodel Barillo (shot dead by riding in tandem on May 12, see below) was used to murder Pepino, the police reported on May 27.

Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio. From Facebook

May 8, 7:25AM. Joseph “Jorom” Cacho Romano, 48, Brgy. Biñohon, Bais City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem along Juan Luna Street, Brgy. 2, Bais City. The victim was driving a motorcycle. His back rider was wounded.

May 8, afternoon. Franie Genandoy Avanceña, 56, Brgy. Basak, Guihulngan City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at a waiting shed in Brgy. Basak, Guihulngan City. He was a drug surrenderer in July 2016 but arrested in November 2018 for selling drugs. The victim was out on bail.

May 10, 6:30PM. Feliciano Blanco Mahinay, Jr., 48, former CAFGU, So. Punong, Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City. The victim was shot dead in front of his house by unidentified suspects.

May 10, 7:15PM. Dante Jimena , 44, jobless, So. Bulacan, Brgy. T. Hill, Guihulngan City. The victim was preparing food inside his house when he shot dead by unidentified suspect.

May 12, 8:20AM. Rodel Pamor Barillo, 37, co-owner of a security agency, Brgy. Kagawasan, Guihulngan City. The victim was taking breakfast with his brother at an eatery in Plaridel Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City, when suspects riding in tandem arrived and shot him dead. Update: a warrant of arrest in connection with the May 5 murder of Cornelio Pepino was to have been served on the victim.

May 13, 5:30PM. Elpedio Julwar dela Cerna Mahinay , 65, kagawad and former barangay chairman, So. Maambog, Brgy. Planas, Guihulngan City. The victim was tending to his cow at Upper Muog, Planas, when approached by unidentified suspects – suspected members of the New People’s Army – and shot dead.

May 20. Joseph Redocto Bitonga, 41, farmer, So. Budlasan, Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City, was shot dead by two unidentified suspects In front of his house. The killing was reported at 7:45PM (Budlasan is far from the city proper).

May 20, 5:40PM. Roberto Alejo Silva, Upper Pancil, Brgy. Looc, Sibulan. The victim who was out of prison on probation in connection with a drug case was shot dead by three suspects .

May 26, 8PM. A 50-year old woman was shot and wounded by an unidentified assailant at Purok 2, Brgy. Malabugas, Bayawan City. The victim was shot in the cheek. She was brought to the hospital for medical treatment.

May 26, 8:45PM. Edward Uy, 22, Purok Pag-asa, Brgy. Banilad, Dumaguete City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Purok Pag-asa.

May 27, 4PM. Reynold “Junjun” Armentano Paquito, 34, Shin Village, So. Campaclan, Brgy. Poblacion, Sibulan, was sitting in front of his home with his 6-month old son when four suspects arrived on two motorcycles and opened fire. Paquito was killed while the infant was hit in the leg.

May 29, past 6PM. Basiledes Vergara Ledon , 59, public school teacher, Larena Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Guihulngan City. The victim was shot dead in Larena Street by bonnet-wearing assailants riding in tandem.

Sources: Original Energy FM Dumaguete, HEADZ UP NegOr, Yes the Best Dumaguete, CDN Digital, ABS-CBN, Facebook

Violent crime in Cebu, April and May 2020

Note: the entire Cebu – towns and cities – is under enhanced community quarantine since end of March due to COVID-19.

April 2, dawn. Mark Padin (survived), Bangbang, Cordova. The victim was attacked at his house by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend who shot him in the head. The victim managed to go to the barangay hall and ask for help.

April 2, 7PM. Renato Sotto Evangelista, 26, So. Latasan, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City, and Dexter Lague Ronamo, 29, Loboc, Bohol, were found shot dead at Brgy. Alambijud, Argao. Evangelista had previously been arrested for drugs and was out on plea bargaining. The two men were staying with relatives at Alambijud.

April 2, 7PM. Zosimo Callora, 30, a barangay tanod of Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City, was shot and wounded by a suspect whom he pursued at So. Lapyahan together with the police.

April 3, 4AM. A 19-year old man was shot dead by a friend at Campo Drive, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City, because of a disagreement over a card game.

April 4, 7PM. Reynaldo Casipong Gaviola, 45, Brgy. Pulpogan, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem along the highway in Brgy. Poblacion Occidental, Consolacion. The victim had been released on plea bargain in December 2019.

April 6, 1PM. Jaymar Carpentero, 27, factory worker, So. Suba Masulog, Basak, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was mixing milk for his young child in front of his house when he was shot dead by unidentified gunman who had a motorcycle with driver waiting,

Jaymar Carpentero, From Facebook

April 8, early morning. Aldrin Larasan, 22, security guard, So. Kadasig, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City, had just returned home from duty when he was shot and wounded by an unidentified gunman .

April 8. Fernando Santa Ana, 29, farmer, Brgy. Cang-actol, Dumanjug, sustained 12 stab wounds and reported to be in critical condition. The attacker was his neighbor who was arrested in the evening.

April 8. Bernard “Bina” Canumay, Brgy. Bato, Toledo City. The victim was killed on the spot after having been shot by what appears to be a close relative. The victim was a father of nine children, the youngest not yet two months old.

April 9 (Maundy Thursday), 6:45AM. Rosinda Pantonial, 43, Maguikay, Mandaue City, was home having a video call with her husband when an unidentified man shot and wounded her.

April 10 (Good Friday) afternoon. Erwin Millosa, 37, Brgy. Pulangbato, Cebu City, was shot and killed near his house. The suspect, a “friend” of the victim, was arrested by the police.

April 11 (Black Saturday), 5AM. Bodies of two men whose throats have been cut with wire are found in a ravine in So. Bogo, Campo 4, Talisay City. One is later identified as Alvin Medillo, 32, truck helper, so. Silangan 2, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. The other victim is identified as Anicito Enriquez, truck driver, of Getafe, Bohol. Residents at So. Bogo say a vehicle arrived in the area around 9:30PM and dumped the bodies.

April 11, 6PM. Lemjon Bansalan Sarcena, construction worker, was shot and wounded by a tanod at Brgy. Tubod, Sibonga. The suspect surrendered.

April 12 (Easter Sunday). Mae Hyacinth Abellana Quista, 27, Brgy. Pasil, Cebu City. The victim who was pregnant died after having been shot twice in the head by a certain Jerel Paca Dela Torre while she was sitting outside her house. The police arrested the suspect at his house, also in Pasil. According to the police, the brothers of the victim are in prison due to drug related cases.

April 19, 1:30AM. Eric Calzada, 42, a suspected drug pusher, was shot dead inside his home at Brgy. Dongoan, Danao City. The gunmen broke into the house, murdered Calzada, and left on their motorcycle.

April 23. Ronilo “Negro” Baguio, 47, So. Ponce, Brgy. Carreta, Cebu City. The victim was watching TV when he was shot. His condition was reported to be critical. The police have arrested the suspect.

April 26, 4AM. Rufina Allawan, 72, Purok 3, Brgy. Cansalonoy, Ronda. The victim was killed by her own 38-year old daughter.

April 28. P/Msgt. Douglas Maravillas , Asturias, Provincial Mobile Force Company. Maravillas was shot and wounded by an unidentified person during a police intelligence operation against a marijuana plantation in Brgy. Panamihan, Toledo City. Update: the suspects were arrested on May 2.

April 28. Roger Adolfo, 9, So. Kumon, Brgy. Bacayan, Cebu City. The victim was beaten with a broom by his stepfather. The beating only stopped when the boy fainted. He died at the hospital.

May 1. Jalzie Anodin, 27, construction worker, was stabbed to death in Brgy. Catarman, Liloan by a 29-year old drug addict who accused the victim of being a police asset.

May 3, 7PM. Rogelio Buhawi, So. Lub-ang, Brgy. Casuntingan, Mandaue City. The victim was shot and wounded by his neighbor.

May 4. Christopher Mepieza Albo , 41, was shot dead after having entered the house of Victoriano Alegado, 45, and stabbed the latter’s live-in-partner and a visitor in the head and abdomen, respectively. Alegado got his gun and shot Albo to death.

May 7. Anelita Andoque was killed by her own 25-year old son, a mentally unstable former seaman at their home in Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. Mother and son had a quarrel about the household quarantine pass when the son slit the throat of his mother, killing her.

May 8, past 3PM. Robert Oliveros, 24, So. All Seasons 1, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by Francisco and Geric Gabuya of So. Tayud, Brgy. Basak Pardo, according to eye witnesses, at So. All Seasons 3. The victim had reportedly threatened volunteer frontliners earlier. The police said that both victim and suspects were involved in drugs.

May 9. A 26-year old mother who was bathing her child was attacked and stabbed numerous times with a kitchen knife by her neighbor Edelberto Condeno, 52, at Brgy. Linao, Daanbantayan. Condeno then stabbed himself to death. His wife told the police that her husband had suffered a nervous breakdown. The victim survived the attack.

May 11, around 2:15AM. Ardel “Ading” Mariquit, 28, Brgy. Pung-ol Sibugay, Cebu City. The victim was found dead, shot in the head, at So. Badjawan, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City.

May 12. Froilan Indig Golosino , 33, farmer, Brgy. Patong, Badian. The victim was found dead at a mountainous area of the barangay. His head had been crushed with rocks.

May 12. Christian Gatdula, a tricycle driver, was shot and wounded at Brgy. Tinaan, City of Naga. The suspect was arrested with an unidentified accomplice still at large.

May 13. Siegfred Mabia was killed when Noren Castro, 22, tried to shoot a 16-year old boy with whom he had a quarrel. The bullet went through the shoulder of the 16-year old and fatally hit Mabia. The incident happened at Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City.

May 16, night. Mark Cabrera Intrina, 16, was stabbed to death by his own father who was drunk. The latter also stabbed and wounded the neighbors. This happened at So. Lower, Brgy. Bugho, Moalboal.

May 18, 6AM. Ronaldo Villabas, fisherman, was shot dead in Brgy. Mahawak, Medellin. The suspect surrendered himself and the firearm to authorities.

May 18. John Muaña of So. Naba, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, was shot dead by unidentified suspect(s) at Puntod Alaska, Brgy. Mambaling. The victim had reportedly attacked Jopith Conel, an ECQ volunteer, at Mambaling, who “denied him entry when he (Muaña) allegedly wanted to buy shabu on May 16,” according to the police (Sun Star Cebu, May 19, 2020).

May 19. Felix Amper, 53, farmer, was shot dead at So. Malbog, Brgy. Salug, Dalaguete. The 39-year old suspect, also a farmer and neighbor of the victim, was arrested. Victim and suspect had a personal conflict.

May 22, 6PM. Reymond Regis, a 43-year old ex-convict, a resident of So. Macarosa, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City, was shot in the head and killed by an unidentified suspect at So. Macarosa, Brgy. Tejero. The victim’s case involved drugs.

May 22, 10PM. Randy Aguirre, 41, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim was stabbed to death by a 35-year old suspect whom he (the victim) owed P1,200 and who tried to collect the debt.

May 23, 10:45PM. Philip Warren Abatayo , 31, ex-convict, Purok Lomboy, so. Napo, Brgy. Guindaruhan, Minglanilla. Three bonnet-wearing men barged into the victim’s house, dragged him outside and shot him in the head. The victim expired at the hospital at 5 o’clock in the morning. He was released from jail March 5 this year due to plea bargain. He served time for a drug case.

May 24, 1AM. Felomino “Minoy” Acuña, parish maintenance carpenter, was shot dead by the parish security guard inside the church compound in Carcar City. The two men had a conflict.

May 25, shortly past midnight. Only known as “Agu” in So. Lawis, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, this 34-year old ECQ volunteer was beaten to death by three suspects who barged into his residence. The victim was not from the place and had no relatives there.

May 26, 2AM. Rey Vincent Suize, 24, Brgy. Bitoon, Dumanjug, was stabbed to death in his home by his own father. Cause? An intoxicated father got mad at his son for waking him up. The suspect has been arrested and is facing parricide charge.

May 26, 4PM. Juanito Flores Ole, 35, So. Caputatan, Brgy. Guinacot, Danao City, served time in New Bilibid Prison for drug case. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified persons at Oliver Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Danao City.

May 27, 8:40AM. Benedicto Sumagang, security agency supervisor and retired policeman, was shot dead by one of the agency’s security guards while a female security guard was shot and wounded. The suspect then took his own life. The incident happened at the office of the security agency at A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City.

May 28, morning. A man known only as Ethyl was shot dead while sleeping by an unidentified killer at Brgy. Sto. Niño, Cebu City. A similar killing happened again in the evening.

May 28, 2:35PM. Brazilio Borinaga, Retired Police Staff Sgt., Camp Marina, Brgy. Kalunasan, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead in front of his house. The unidentified gunman shot the victim in the head. Update (May 29): Cebu City Police Office forms Special Investigation Task Force. Also, they say they received reports that the victim was involved in drugs.

May 28, around 4PM. Jesserel Farra, 22, sales lady/cashier at a bake shop in Brgy. Santa Cruz-Santo Niño, Balamban, was shot dead by a customer. The customer got angry when asked to keep his place in the line and observe physical distancing. He went home, got his caliber .45 and went back to the store and shot dead Ms. Farra. The suspect has been arrested.

May 28, past 10PM. A man known only as Candle Light, about 30 years old, a native of Carcar City and selling candles at the St. Niño Basilica, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman. The victim was sleeping in his small hut at So. Lutaw-Lutaw, Brgy. Sto. Niño, Cebu City, when the killer walked up to him and shot him four times. A motorcycle then picked up the killer. A similar killing happened in the same barangay in the morning (see above).

May 29. Thelma Leonor Patalinghug, 73, Brgy. Candaguit, Sibonga, was found dead in her house on May 30. She had been stabbed. Update: a suspect has been arrested.

May 30, 5PM. Leonides Norte, 47, Asturias, was stabbed dead by his friend. They had been attending a fiesta celebration. The murder weapon was the knife used to slice the lechon. The suspect has been arrested.

May 30, 5PM. James Tabasa , 38, was walking down the road when shot and wounded at Brgy. Pakigne, Minglanilla. The suspect is still at large.

May 31, 1AM. Richard Moreno, 37, was shot dead by an unidentified suspect at Tabura Street, Poblacion, Brgy. Pardo, Cebu City.

May 31, 6:30PM. Basilio Putian, Jr., 52, was stabbed to death by his neighbors at Brgy. Malabago, Moalboal. The suspects surrendered.

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

Killed in police operations in Cebu, January – March 2020

Jan. 19. Aldren Baya, 24, was reported to be in critical condition after he was shot by the police in Brgy. Camboang, Dumanjug. The police said that Baya was engaged in a drug transaction when they arrived. No update on Baya’s condition.

Jan. 26. Dave Saavedra, 22, was shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation in Brgy. North Poblacion, San Fernando. The police said that Saavedra opened fire.

Jan. 26. Antonio Borlasa, 47, was shot dead by police who responded when Borlasa shot a man with a bow and arrow at Mercedes, Poro, Camotes.

Jan. 29, 3PM. Jigger Lawas, 39, a “high value individual”, So. KSKC, Tungkop, Minglanilla, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation at Brgy. Tungkop. Lawas shot it out with the police, according to the latter.

Jan. 29. Ricardo “Cardo” Solante Valdueza, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City, was shot dead by police during drug buy bust at So. Villagonzalo 2, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City.

Jan. 30, afternoon. Richard Padin, 43, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation at Brgy. Taloot, Argao.

Feb. 11, past 11PM. Ronald Salgarino, 25, and an unidentified male alias Joe were shot dead by the police at So. Kawayan, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City, in a follow up operation after the operation where P/SMSGT Maximino Macau was killed.

Feb. 18, past 1PM. JC “Jessie” Dacuma Caballero, 27, So. Bliss, Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in a drug buy bust operation in Brgy. Lawaan, Talisay City.

Feb. 19, 1AM. Gilbert Campo, 28, allegedly a hitman and drug pusher of “Luwage Group” (also spelled Luwagi or Luage), was shot dead by the police in what the latter described as a shootout in Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City. The police were serving a search warrant.

Feb. 19, 8PM. Alvin Dinopol, an ex-convict, Brgy. Lawaan, Dumanjug, was shot dead by the police during a drug buy bust operation. The police said Dinopol shot first.

March 12. Rosly “Bossing” Fajardo was shot dead by the police during a drug buy bust operation at So. Caniba, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City.

March 13, past midnight. Marvin Suico, 33, So. Centro, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City, was shot dead by the police during an operation. The police said Suico was a drug deaaler.

March 13. Romulo Masbate, Jr. was killed by the police inside his house at So. Caniba, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City. The police said Masbate was the drug supplier of Rosly Fajardo (who was killed by the police on March 12).

March 23, morning. Buen Chiong, a “high value individual”, was shot dead during a buy bust operation at Largo Compound, Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City.

March 31 – evening. Jaykee Nique, 28, construction worker, and said to be a drug user, ran amok and threatened his relatives with a gun at So. Kamaisan, Brgy. Tolotolo, Consolacion. A responding policeman shot and killed him.

Sources: The Freeman, Banat News, Sun Star Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, CDN Digital, Manila Bulletin, Radio DYLA, Paul Lauro/RMN DYHP, Facebook

Violent Crime in Cebu, March 2020

March 1, 4PM. Nicanor Neiez, wanted for murdering his neighbor in Dumanjug, was found stabbed to death at Brgy. Anajao, Argao.

March 1, 9PM. Raymond Andrade, 29, just out of jail for illegal drugs case. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem while he was celebrating with friends at a videoke bar in San Francisco, Camotes.

March 4, 1AM. Ediliza Andrino, 45, So. Kawit, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead while visiting a neighbor’s house. The police said that her husband and son are jailed for illegal drugs cases.

March 4, past 10PM. Bernard Espinosa, 42, (of Kasambagan, Cebu City or Banilad, Mandaue City). The victim was shot dead at St. Michael Village, Brgy. Kasambagan, Cebu City.

March 6, 8PM. Paul August Maglasang Noynay, 29, Brgy. Pulpogan, Consolacion. Four persons barged in to the house (owned by the victim’s sister) and shot dead the victim. According to the police, the victim was a suspect in the robbery of a gasoline station in Cansaga, Consolacion, on November 19, 2019.

Paul Noynay. From his Facebook account.

March 6, late evening. Ramie Apas, a former tanod, was stabbed to death at Brgy. Pit-os, Cebu City, by another man who was driven by jealousy. The suspect surrendered.

March 7 (Saturday), dawn. Loreben Ngujo, 22, So. Lapyahan, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem. He was sitting at the road side in Lapyahan when shot dead.

March 7, 6:40PM. Markgel Borces Cribello, 34, vendor of newspapers and bottled water. The victim was stabbed twice in the back at Hernan Cortes Street, Brgy. Cabancalan, Manduae City.

March 9 – a public health emergency is declared

March 9, evening. Gilda Mapait Ilustrisimo, 40, Brgy. Taytayan, Bogo City. The victim’s cranium was cracked after having been hit with a hard object.

March 10, 10PM. Edgar Asis Egdamin, 39, habalhabal driver, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City. The victim was shot to death at Rocky Hills, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. His passenger was not hurt.

March 10, 9PM. James Daniel Espinosa, 18, Grade 11 student, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was stabbed to death by two suspects at So. Mahayahay, Brgy. Pardo, Cebu City. As of March 11, one suspect has been caught.

James Daniel Espinosa, a son, grandson, classmate, friend to many.

March 11, past 12 noon. Maria Liza Berongan Toledo, municipal councilor of Ginatilan. The victim was shot dead in front of the municipal hall where she had just attended a session. The police said that she was likely shot with a sniper rifle. The victim was allegedly involved in drugs. Her (former) common-law-husband is serving time in New Bilibid Prison for a 2001 murder.

March 11, evening. An uidentified man known only as “Satanas” was shot dead inside an internet café at Orchids Street, So. San Roque, Brgy. Capitol Site, Cebu City, where he was playing an online game.

March 12, morning. The body of an unidentified male person was found at So. Lapyahan, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City. The face was covered in packaging tape and hands restricted with handcuffed. The body was partly burnt. Update March 15: the victim was identified as Gary Pateños Teonis, 33, Brgy. Tapon, Dumanjug.

March 13, 2AM. The bullet riddled body of “Jan Jan” Borromeo, Brgy. Candulawan, Talisay City, was found at Salvador, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. The victim is a ‘high value individual’ and also said to have molested a woman. The police say they found shabu on the dead body.

March 15, 2AM. P/Cpl. Vincent Mary “Inting” Delos Reyes Arboladura, 37, Brgy. Jampang, Argao, assigned with 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company in Moalboal, Cebu. The victim was driving his motorcycle going home when shot dead by riding in tandem in high way, Brgy. Bugas, Badian.

P/Cpl. Arboladura. From Facebook.

March 15, early morning. Roland Manigo, 40, Mabolo, Cebu City. Two suspects went to his place and shot and wounded him. The victim said they had a quarrel the night before.

March 15, 9PM. Jimmy Limabaga, 44, was shot and killed at Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla.

March 16, early morning. The lifeless body of Ronnie Mojillo, 50, a charcoal maker, was found by his son near their home at So. Lantawan, Brgy. Sinsin, Cebu City.

March 16 – the country is placed under a state of calamity

March 19, afternoon. Jovanie Antipolo Cabasag, 27, Pansil, Barili. The victim’s body was found at Brgy. Magcagong, Sibonga. He had a gunshot wound in his head and his hands were tied at the back.

Jovanie Cabasag died a violent death. From Facebook

March 21, 7AM (Saturday, Cebu under community quarantine due to Covid-19). Bobby Badajos, 45, So. Kilawan, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Kilawan. He was a trisikad driver. He was released from jail July of last year after entering a plea bargaining agreement in connection with a drug case.

March 21, 9AM (Saturday, Cebu under community quarantine due to Covid-19). P/Cpl. Marlon Montermoso Belleres, residing at Deca Homes, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City but a native of Macrohon, Southern Leyte. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Dumlog as he rode his motorcycle on his way to the Cebu City Police Office. Belleres was a member of the Cebu City Police Office Mobile Patrol Group.

March 25, 6:30PM. Patricia Manloloyo, 45, So. Pajo, Brgy. Pitalo, San Fernando. The victim was shot dead at her place by her brother-in-law.

March 26. Denver Aying, 19, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead at So. Kangitnit, Brgy. Maribago, Lapu Lapu City. A suspect was identified.

March 26, 6AM. Dexter Delantar, 45, masseur, So. All Season, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead in front of his house by a man who reportedly belonged to the same ‘organization’ as the victim.

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

Violent Crime in Cebu in February 2020

Feb. 1 (Saturday) – 6PM. Tommy Abayan, security guard inspector, member of Guardians Brotherhood, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Sudlon 1, Cebu City.

Feb. 2 (Sunday) – 2AM. Zhoden Rey Dayin, 23, native of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, but temporarily residing at So. Lourdes, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Cogon Pardo. The police identified a certain “Agang” from Brgy. Pasil, Cebu City, as the suspect. The police also said drugs were involved.

Feb. 2 – 2AM. Conrado “Khimkhim” Nogales, Jr., 28, Mananga 2, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. The victim was walking home with some friends when he was shot at Mananga 2. He was brought to the hospital in critical condition. Posts in Facebook by relatives and friends indicate that the victim expired on or before Feb. 4. The police said he was involved in drugs.

Conrado Nogales, Jr. From Facebook

Feb. 3 (Monday) – past midnight. Wildredo Ornopia, 50 (or 58), tricycle driver; a former tanod of Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Laray, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City.

Feb. 3 – 2AM. Paulo Ofianga, 25, habalhabal driver and welder, member of a fraternity. The victim was shot and wounded at Revarage, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. No updates on his condition

Feb. 5 – 1AM. Rodlyn Reyes, 38, gasoline station attendant (“pump boy”), resident of Brgy. Casili, Mandaue City. The victim was shot in the head while on duty at the gasoline station in Brgy. Pusok, Lapu Lapu City. He was brought to the hospital. The gunman was the backrider of a motorcycle. The assailants reportedly asked Reyes if he was a member of a certain fraternity to which the victim replied yes. No updates on his condition. Source: Banat News

Feb. 6 – morning. The body of an unidentified male person was found at Brgy. Cantao-an, City of Naga. The bullet bore gun shot wounds and the head was wrapped in packaging tape. Update as of Feb. 7: Victim not yet identified.

Feb. 6 – 10PM. Jessrel Sarto Panuncialman, 45, scavenger, So. Dumpsite, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City, was found dead at So. San Vicente, Brgy. Inayawan. The victim had been shot.

The late Mr. Jesriel Panuncialman. Photo from Facebook

Feb. 7 – past 11PM. Sherwin Regis, 28, ex-convict, from Brgy. San Roque, Cebu City. The victim, sleeping in the sidewalk of Legaspi Street, Brgy. Sto. Niño, Cebu City, when he was shot dead by unidentified suspect who arrived on a motorcycle. The victim had served four years for robbery and was released from prison in 2018.

Feb. 8 or 9. One radio station reported that Arnold Matedios, 50, carpenter, Brgy. Buaya, Lapu Lapu City, was found shot dead at said barangay. The killing was apparently not reported elsewhere.

Feb. 11 – around 6PM. Police Senior Master Sergeant Maximino “Max” D. Macua, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Group of Police Regional Office 7 was shot dead during a police operation at Tabada Street, Sitio San Roque Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. Police men were able to track the two suspects in the fatal shooting of their colleague and past 11PM they raided a house at Brgy. Quiot, also Cebu City. Ronald Salgarino, 25, one of the suspects, was killed, while another unidentified male person was shot dead. Franco Obeso, a second suspect in the shooting of Macua, was arrested at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu City, where he was confined with gun shot wounds. P/SMSGT Macua, a native of Bien Unido, Bohol, belonged to University of the Visayas Bachelor of Science in Criminology Batch 2003. He leaves behind wife and young children (personal information from Facebook posts by his friends).

Police Senior Master Sergeant Maximino “Max” Macua, Jr.. From Facebook.

Feb. 13 (Thursday) – 9AM. Peejay Sabuero Mabaga, 27, taho vendor from Sta. Ana, Manila. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at So. Little Hawaii, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. Mabaga moved to Cebu about two years ago.

Peejay Mabaga. From Facebook

Feb. 13 – 1:45PM. Jomel Espinosa was shot and wounded by a certain “Onyok” at So. Abangan, Campo Drive, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City.

Feb. 13 – 5PM. Jolen Sortigosa, 30, was in critical condition after having been shot by a barangay tanod of Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City at So. Kanipaan, Lower Santo Niño, Inawayan. The tanod told the police that Sortigosa was a thief.

Feb. 13 – night time. Erwin, a dispatcher and street dweller in Brgy. Sto. Niño, Cebu City, was stabbed to death by a fellow dispatcher.

Feb. 14 – 11PM. José Duran Ursal III, 19, habalhabal driver, So. Balibali, Brgy. Poblacion, Compostela. The victim was invited to a drinking spree by the three suspects. Once he was drunk, they tied him and stabbed him many times. The body of the victim was thrown at Brgy. Tamiao, also in Compostela. The police arrested the three suspects the following day.

Feb. 15 – 4AM. Jonas Osiones, 25. The victim was stabbed to death by his neighbor (also 25 years old). They had both attended the Valentine’s Day event at So. Ermita Proper, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City.

Feb. 15 – early morning. Alfeo Navarro III was stabbed and wounded by a 24-year old man at So. Mahayahay 1, Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City.

Feb. 19 – 7:30AM. A man was thrown from a car and shot dead at So. Campo 5, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City. A tshirt (most likely the victim’s) was wrapped around his head. The police said they found shabu on the body. The man has not been identified.

Feb. 20 – 4AM. Gregoretta “Ging Ging” Manto, 46, former school administrator of Manto Memorial Foundation College, residence at Brgy. Bonifacio, Danao City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem along Rizal Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Danao City.

Feb. 22 – 10:50PM. Jennifer Padernal Vallespin, Soong, Mactan, Lapu Lapu City, was dragged after a motorcycle when the riders grabbed her bag. The victim was the backrider on another motorcycle and she was about to be dropped off near Parkmall, Mandaue City when the snatching incident happened. The young woman died from head injuries (a blood clot in her head) on February 24.

Feb. 23 – before 7AM. Tereso Cabahug (unidentified until Feb. 24) was found on the road in So. Campo 5, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City. The victim had gunshot wounds in his back and cloth wrapped around his face.

Feb. 23 – 11:20. John Ian Dela Cruz Chan, 37, real estate broker, OPPRA, Brgy. Kalunasan, Cebu City. The victim was found with stab wound in his chest at So. Upper Lanipao, Brgy. Sapangdaku, Cebu City.

Feb. 24 (Cebu City Charter Day) – around 3AM. Elmer “Bobong” Peñola, 37, painter, So. Pag-asa, Brgy. Hipodromo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in front of his home.

Feb. 24 (Cebu City Charter Day) – around 3AM. “Aldrin”, former truck boy, Brgy. Mahawak, Bogo City. The victim was found shot dead with a gunwound on the right side of his face at Block 7, So. Buwaran, Brgy. Sawang Calero, Cebu City.

Feb. 24 (Cebu City Charter Day) – around 9PM. Jorjie De Gracia, 50, reportedly from Northern Cebu, is shot in the back by riding in tandem while he is riding his bicycle in Legaspi Street, Brgy. San Roque, Cebu City. The victim is first said to be a snatcher or thief but later the police say that they had received reports that the victim was a gun-for-hire and always visiting a ‘drug personality’ in the port area of Cebu City. The police said that it was likely a conflict between two drug groups that resulted to the killing of De Gracia.

Feb. 29 (Saturday), 5:20PM. Jagdish Singh, 25, Indian national, engaged in money lending business, residing at Poblacion Oriental, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. San Vicente, Liloan.

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

Cebu, January 2020 – violent crime

Jan. 1 – past noon. Junrey Abapo, So. Paradise 2, Brgy. Kinasang-an Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was chased and shot dead by an unidentified assailant. Two other persons, including a minor, were injured. The police said that the victim had been an asset of the Mambaling Police Station

Jan. 1 – around 1PM. Pedro “Peter” Reyes, 45, So. Naba, Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead inside his house by unidentified assailant(s). The police said that drug paraphernalia were recovered from the house.

Jan. 1 – 7:30PM. Rogelio “Dodong” Garcia, 53, Purok 6, Brgy. Nangka, Consolacion, and his brother Marcel Garcia, 50, So. Cambiohan, Brgy. Casili, Consolacion. The two brothers were shot by an unidentified person near a supermarket. Marcel had a heated argument with assailant. Rogelio tried to intervene but was killed on the spot. Marcel expired at 4AM.

Jan. 7 – 6AM. A farmer was shot with an improvised rifle by another farmer – his neighbor – in Brgy. Amatugan, Tuburan.

Jan. 7 – past 1PM. Arnold Albano, 34, habal-habal driver, So. Kalubihan, Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City. The victim was putting up posters of the habal-habal drivers’ association to which he belonged, when a man approached him and shot him in the head and the body.

Jan. 7 – around 4PM. Arniel Salandron, 31, Brgy. Kinasang-an Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by two men. The two were allegedly identified by witnesses .

Jan. 7 – evening. Richard Elemino, a 36-year old truck driver, was stabbed to death by his truck boy after having celebrated his (Elemino’s) birthday at So. Fatima, Brgy. Tinaan, Naga City.

Jan. 10. Edgardo Marco Corbo, 34, mentally disturbed, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City. The victim’s body was found in Brgy. Puente, Carmen, around 7 in the morning. His face, neck and ears had been skinned. Eventually the body was identified by the victim’s brother who confirmed that Edgardo was mentally challenged and left his home last November. Edgardo like Puente because the people there were kind and gave him food. The police said that the suspects are two brothers who might have thought the victim was a police asset and responsible for the killing of their older brother in November.

Jan. 11 – 10:30PM. Joel Cabrera, 35, and his brother Jelvis Cabrera, 30, Santa Rita, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City, were shot dead by their neighbor, Police Staff Sgt. Sydney Alisoso. The two brothers threw stones at Alisoso’s house. The police officer called the police station for help but when the police arrived, they found the two Cabrera brothers already lying lifeless outside the house. Alisoso surrendered and is detained at the police station (as of January 12).

Jan. 14 – past 11PM. Unidentified male person. Was shot dead along road in Brgy. Pit-os, Cebu City. The victim’s eyes were taped with packaging tape. (As of report in CDN Digital posted 11:49PM Jan. 16.)

Jan. 15, 11PM. Porferio Tolomia , 72, and his wife Anatalia, 74, Brgy. Ba-e, Sibonga. The victims were shot dead by intruders. Hipolito, their 41-year old son, was shot dead in the same house on Dec. 16 2019.

House of Tolomia family at Brgy. Ba-e, Sibonga. Three members of the family shot dead by intruders in one month. From Radio Dyla

JAN. 16 – past 3PM. Federico Limoran Jr., residing at Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City, had been released from jail in October 2018, a father of four. The victim was walking along the road in Purok 3 Upper, Brgy. Camputhaw, Cebu City, when he was attacked by four gunmen and shot dead

Jan. 17. A 33-year old man was shot in the leg by an unidentified gunman at Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City. The victim reported refused to be attended to by the responding medical team.

Jan. 19 (Sinulog Sunday) – 10 PM. “Loloy”, So. Riles, Brgy. Hipodromo, Cebu City. The victim was sitting outside his house when an unidentified gunman walked up to him and shot him in the head. The assailant’s companion was waiting on a motorcycle. The killing happened during the Sinulog fireworks display.

Jan. 20 – late evening. Richelieu Tudtud, 40, So. San Vicente, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City. The victim was chased by the killer all the way to his house where the killer shot dead Tudtud. The police said they recovered “many drug paraphernalia” from the victim’s house. The victim was living alone.

Jan. 21 – 6:50AM. Angelo Añasco, 41, construction worker, Brgy. Tabionan, San Fernando. The victim was stabbed to death at Northwood Residences construction site in Brgy. Canduman, Mandaue City.

Angelo Añasco’s lifeless body. From Facebook

Jan. 23 – early evening. Roger Moneva Capuyan, free lance bodyguard, a former soldier, Danao City. The victim was on his way to Lapu Lapu City on a motorcycle (backrider) when attached by riding in tandem in Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

Roger Capuyan. From Facebook

Jan. 23 – early evening. Ryan Repollo Señas, So. San Roque, Brgy. Lamac, Consolacion. The victim was attacked by five unidentified male persons in his own home and shot dead. He had recently been arrested for robbery/holdup and was out on bail.

Jan. 25 – 3AM. Oliver Getamondoc, 42, habalhabal driver and exconvict, Brgy. Dumalan, Dalaguete, was shot dead on his way home from a disco/fiesta at Brgy. Ablayan, Dalaguete. The suspect, a farmer from Brgy. Babayongan, Dalaguete, is still at large.

Oliver Getamondoc of Brgy. Dumalan, Dalaguete. From Facebook.

Jan. 25 – night. Dailyn Melecio, 24, Brgy. Liburon, Carcar City, was stabbed to death by her husband, reportedly in a fit of jealousy. The husband then burned down the house.

Jan. 26 – past 6PM. Benjoe Belandres, 39, small town lottery (STL) coordinator, Brgy. Cawayan, Dalaguete. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem while riding a motorcycle with his live-in partner at Brgy. Coro, Dalaguete.

Jan. 29 – noon time. Dennis Lagana Escarilla, 32, So. Silangan, Brgy. Tinago, Cebu City. The victim was on his way home to take lunch when he was stabbed to death at Arellano Street, Cebu City. The suspect Rolly Dela Cruz Alfanoso, 40, the victim’s neighbor, was arrested.

Jan. 29 – 6PM. Manuel Nadera, 45, Brgy. Canbanua, Argao. The victim was shot dead by Edwin Villarin at Brgy. Baklaw Mabasa, Argao. The suspect surrendered to authorities.

Jan. 30 – 2:15PM. A 15-year old high school student was stabbed by a 19-year old suspect at Cabancalan National High School, Mandaue City. The motive was jealousy.

Jan. 30. The body of Mario Buendia Martel, 34-year old bodyguard, So. Kabayabsan, Brgy. Cambanay, Danao City. The victim had last been seen by his family on January 25 and had been reported missing, was found at a vacant lot at So. Banaba, Brgy. Guinsay, Danao City. The body had gunshot wounds at the back of the head and in the back.

Mario Buendia Martel went missing for several days until his body was found. From Facebook

Jan. 31 – 2AM. Pedro Tolomia, Jr. , 36, farmer, So. Gipon, Purok Maloloy-on, Brgy. Manatad, Sibonga. The victim was shot dead inside his hut.

Jan. 31 – before 11PM. A 45-year old man was shot and wounded by unidentified suspect at his home. The victim was brought to Cebu City Medical Center. No updates on his condition.

Sources: Superbalita Cebu, Sunstar Cebu, CDN Digital, The Freeman, Banat News, DYHP, DYLA, Bombo Radyo Cebu, Facebook