Violent crime @Cebu in December 2019

Dec. 3 – 1AM. Ricardo Arias, 30, So. Tuburan, Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City, was shot dead by two unidentified men inside an internet cafe at So. Tuburan.

Dec. 3 – around 6AM. Emilio Macabudbud (or Emilio Pastor or Emilio Cabudbud Pastor), 47, So. Dakilang Pito (Great Seven), Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified gunman at So. Tuburan, Brgy. Punta Princesa. The police said that Macabudbud killed Arias and that the killing was the result of a “quarrel over illegal drugs.” Update: news reports from Dec. 6 quote Cebu City Police Office Intelligence Branch as having arrested Arhiel Jay Andales, 42, in a buy bust operation. Andales is the alleged hitman of a drug group and allegedly was involved in the killing of Arias.

Dec. 6 – past midnight. Joel Apor, 40, military intel asset and army reservist, president of a habal habal drivers’ association. The victim was about to take a meal at Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City, when he was attacked by riding in tandem .

Dec. 7 Leo Macabudbud, (Macabudbus in media report), 19, from Carmen, Bohol, but staying at Katipunan, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was shot at Mabini, Brgy. San Roque, Cebu City. The police say that the victim was killed because he wore the tshirt of his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Rho (Akrho).

Dec. 9. Erico Pantinople Nerie, 28, Cabadiangan, Brgy. Jomgao, Argao. The victim was shot by an unidentified person at the fiesta disco. He was brought to the hospital. Condition not known.

Dec. 10 – 3AM. John Ruelan Gonzales, 23, from Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City, but reportedly staying at a condominium or hotel at Panagdait, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem as he was parking his car.

Dec. 13 – 7:50PM. Allan Ceballos Zapanta, 39, Brgy. Polpogan, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead by unidentified persons at So. Riverside, Brgy. Poblacion Oriental, Consolacion. He had just been released from jail in connection with a case of alarm and scandal and threatening with bladed weapon. He had most likely posted bail.

Dec. 14 – early morning. Bianca Paige Bayang, 25, So. Mahayahay, Brgy. San Vicente, Liloan, was shot in the head by her live-in partner. The latter surrendered to the police later the same day.

Dec. 16 – past 2AM. Rudy Bejoc, 23, So. Orchids, Brgy. Fuente, Carmen. The victim was shot dead by unknown assailant in front of his home at Brgy. Fuente.

Dec. 16 – 8PM. Hipolito Tolomia, 41, farmer, Brgy. Bae, Sibonga. The victim came home drunk when an unidentified person or persons entered the house and shot him dead.

Dec. 19 – shortly after midnight. Policemen under the Mandaue City Police Office responded to an armed robbery – a woman was attacked by three men who stole her bag. The policemen pursued the robbers and killed Louie Tanudra Singwatt, native of Iligan, and Marlon Carlos, 39, both residing in Brgy. Pahina Central, Cebu City, in a shootout. 24-year old RJ Sumatra from Tangub City but residing in Brgy. Kalubihan, Cebu City, was arrested.

Dec. 19 – around 7PM. Rufini Barba, 46, of Brgy. Pulpogan, Consolacion, was shot dead by riding in tandem in said barangay.

Dec. 26 – Patrolman Percival Eborlas, 47, survived an attempt on his life when would-be-killers arrived onboard a grey van at Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City, near the victim’s home. Eborlas and his 9-year old niece were both wounded.

Dec. 30 – 1:45AM. Neil Pala Boligao, 48, freelance veterinarian and hog dealer, a native of Cagayan de Oro City, with residence in Cebu City/Talisay City. The victim was attacked by riding in tandem while driving his vehicle near the slaughter house in Brgy. Balisong, Talisay City. He had brought hogs there for slaughter.

From Facebook.

Dec. 30 – evening. Blogger and realtor Edmund Arcilla Garces, 41, was shot dead by two unidentified suspects at his residence at Quimod Compound, So. Kalabasa, Brgy. Danglag, Consolacion.

Dec. 31. Ronald Tanjay, 33, was shot dead at So. Kalubihan, Brgy. Siotes, Tuburan. Suspects: Yeolando Ticag (a barangay councilor) and Lenmark Obina.

Violent Crime @Cebu. November 2019

Summary November 2019: 14 shot dead by unidentified killers (EJK-style murder); 5 murders or homicide (motive established and suspect(s) identified); 4 survived attempts on their lives; and the police killed 5 and wounded 1. 8 of the 14 EJK (and 1 murder) were committed in Cebu City, while among the remaining 6 EJK, the 3 had victims who were residing in Cebu City but murdered/their bodies found outside of the city.

Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day) – 7PM. Elisa Argoncillo was shot in the head by her brother-in-law at Brgy. Jolomaynon, Dalaguete. The local media reported that the victim was in critical condition. The police, in a follow up operation, shot dead the suspect – Luciano “Ciano” Dibdib – at Brgy. Sacsac, Dalaguete.

Nov. 6 – 6:15AM. Virgilio Diocampo Pena, 56, supervisor in a manpower company, native of Carmen but with residence in Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem when he was driving his motorcycle along the highway in Compostela.

Nov. 9 – shortly before midnight. Alexander Libatan, 46, Minglanilla, was stabbed to death by his brother-in-law. The victim was reportedly having a fight with his wife, the sister of the suspect. The police arrested the latter.

Nov. 10 – 8PM. Victoriano “Tikab” Gabaca, 22, and John Mark Cañeda, 16, both of Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City. The two friends were shot dead by four persons riding two motorcycles at So. Cabancalan, Brgy. Bulacao. The police said that Gabaca reportedly had been involved in stealing.

John Mark Cañeda, 16. From a Facebook post by one of his friends

Nov. 13 – evening. Junel Tapia Lima, So. Kamalig Bato, Brgy. Looc, Danao City, was found shot dead at adjacent Brgy. Tabok, Danao City (The Freeman/Banat News).

Nov. 14 – 8:30PM. Benjie Tagalog Labastida, 36, was shot at the back of his head at So. Pili, Brgy. Prenza, Balamban.

Nov. 16. The bullet riddled body of Robert Gecera, San Roque, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, was found at the waiting shed near Langub Elementary School, Argao. Shabu was allegedly found in his pocket. Source: Paul Lauro

The body of Robert Gecera at a waiting shed in Argao. Photo courtesy of Paul Lauro

Nov. 17 (Sunday). Jolito Aballe, So. Lantawan, Brgy. Sinsin, Cebu City was found shot dead at Campo Siete, Minglanilla around 8PM. The victim’s hands were tied with a wire. He was a suspect in a stabbing incident in Brgy. Sinsin on November 16.

Nov. 20 – evening. Analyn Empedad (or Empedrad), sari sari store owner, Brgy. Lunas, Asturias, was shot dead by a man who posed as a customer. The victim’s live-in partner was recently arrested for drugs. Note: victim was also reported as “Annalyn Buhawe”.

Nov. 21 – afternoon. Anthony “Tonton” Castaño, 30s, So. Laray, Brgy. Carreta, Cebu City, was shot dead in a narrow alley not far from his home. The police identified a suspect.

Nov. 21 – 5:35PM. Police Lt. Col. Joie Pacito Paye Yape, Jr. , 49, investigator at Internal Affairs Service Camp Crame, and his wife were walking in Molave Street, Brgy. Kamputhaw, Cebu City, when attacked by riding in tandem. Yape was shot dead while his wife was unharmed. The killers had reportedly been waiting outside the hotel where the victim was staying while in Cebu City. Yape was attending a PNP seminar and also a hearing at the Provincial Internal Affairs Service.

Police Lt. Col. Joie Pacito Paye Yape Jr. was the ninth policeman in active service to be killed in Cebu in 2019, and the seventh to be killed by masked assassins.

Nov. 22 – past 6PM. Juditho Amante, 39, grilled fish vendor, a native of Talibon, Bohol, but residing at Urgello Street, Brgy. Sambag 1, Cebu City. The victim was shot by riding in tandem. He was brought to the hospital in critical condition but didn’t make it. The neighbors could not mention any reason why someone would want to kill Amante.

Nov. 23 – José Merlyn Gabud 57, So. Kamadre Cacawan, Brgy. Adlaon, Cebu City, was in safe condition despite having sustained seven gunshot wounds after Jasson Berdin, 39, shot him. Gabud driving a multicab, had tried to hit if not run over Berdin but the later evaded and instead opened fire. This happened at So. Kamadre Cacawan. Based on Facebook posts, Berdin is a security guard.

Nov. 25 – 1AM. Jaypee Abrigana and his mother survived after having been shot several times by a suspect who was able to get away. The crime happened in Brgy. Pagsabungan, Mandaue City, where the victims are renting.

Nov. 25 – late evening. The body of Juniel Amamangpang Cabiluna, Brgy. Jaclupan, Talisay City, was found buried at So. Sambagan, Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City. Update: On Nov. 27, the police arrested Jener Abellana Bacus, Arwen Calinawan and Rommel Bacacao in two separate operations. The police claim these three men – who yielded shabu and unlicensed firearms – are responsible for robbing, killing and burying Cabiluna. Update: The police arrested “main suspect” Christopher Quirante Amian (in Dumanjug) and Javier Jason Cabier.

Nov. 26 – 6PM. Erwin Vestil, 42, Villa Leyson Subdivision, Brgy. Bacayan, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead in an alley at So. Riles, Brgy. Hipodromo, Cebu City, near his parents’ house. The police claim the victim had a quarrel with somebody before he was shot dead.

Nov. 27 – early morning. Niño Salmeron Aguilar, 29, B. Aranas Ext., Brgy. Duljo Fatima, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in said area. The police say the victim was killed because of a woman and that he quarreled with a certain “Gil” before he was shot dead. The victim had been released from jail a few days before he was killed. He had posted bail in connection with a drug case (Superbalita, Nov. 27, 2019)

Nov. 29 – 12:30AM. Vicenta “Venji” Abaño, 40, was shot dead by an unidentified assailant inside her home in Brgy. Suba, Cebu City. The police said she was an ‘informant’ or ‘asset’ who had provided information about illegal drugs and shooting incidents in the area. Alejandro Abaño, the victim’s father, was shot dead in Brgy. Jagoliao, Getafe, Bohol, on June 28 and Niñolito Abaño, the Vicenta’s brother, was shot dead in Brgy. Pahina San Nicolas, Cebu City, on July 19.

Nov. 29. Mila Gabayan, 35, manicurist and masseuse, So. Cadarong, Brgy. Pulangbato, Cebu City, was found shot dead at the roadside at So. Camboag, Brgy. Pulangbato, Cebu City, around 6AM. The victim had a bulletwound in her head.

Nov. 30 – 8AM. Antonio Lopez Claro, 45, Brgy. Langub, Asturias, was shot dead by his cousin at Purok 4, Langub.

Sources: Radio Stations DYHP and DYLA, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita, The Freeman, Banat News, CDN Digital, Reporter Paul Lauro, Bombo Radyo

Persons killed or wounded in Police operations June – December 2018

June 1 – 11PM. Edwin Andrade, 33, P. Rodriguez, Lapu Lapu City, and an unidentified person were shot dead by Mandaue City policemen at a check point at Zuellig Street, Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City. One of the men allegedly pointed a gun at the policemen.

June 10. Police Senior Inspector Raymond G. Hortezuela, assigned with the Negros Oriental Provincial Police, was shot dead by police during a buy bust operation in Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City. He reportedly resisted arrest.

June 10. Rubidel Gabiana, 30, an alleged drug pusher and gun-for-hire, and Jeffrey Himaya were killed by the police in an alleged shootout at Campo 6, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City where the two men reportedly were involved in the operation of a drug den. Seven persons were arrested.

July 10. Bladen Skyler Abatayo, 4, So. Bato, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City. Skyler was hit by a stray bullet fired from the gun of a policeman from the adjacent apartment. The policeman stumbled on the stairs while on surveillance operation. The police claimed the bullet came from a suspect’s gun but evidence contradicted this version. NBI on August 27 filed charges against Carbon Police Station chief, Senior Insp. John Kareen Escober, for falsification by public officer, dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice and grave misconduct. PO1 Wilbert Perez was charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and PO1 Rey Van Dadula for dereliction of duty. Update: Early April 2019, the police arrested Ronald “Bulldog” Mejias, 30, of So. Bato, Ermita, for drugs. The police say Mejias is a suspect in the accidental shooting of Skyler and would have his firearm subjected to ballistic examination. Mejias is allegedly a “freelance gun-for-hire.”

July 10. Jeffrey Mendoza Cañedo, Brgy Labangon, Cebu City, was shot dead by the police inside the Archbishop’s Residence compound in Jakosalem Street, Cebu City. Cañedo was armed and said he wanted to talk to the archbishop.

July 14 (Saturday). Ronnie Mayol, 44, was shot by the police during a buy bust operation at So. Saac, Brgy. Buaya, Lapu Lapu City.

July 17 – past midnight. Jerandy Medequillo Montes (or Montes Medequillo), an alleged hitman of a detained drug lord, was shot and killed by policemen of Danao City Police Station inside the police station in an alleged shootout.

July 18 (One Time Big Time police operations on July 18, 2018): Rodel Econas, 25, habalhabal driver, was shot by the police inside his house at So. Iba Lawas, Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City, for holding a gun.

July 18 (OTBT). Rene Fernandez was shot by the police at Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City when he ran.

July 18 (OTBT). Zebor Cancianco was shot dead by the police at Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City

July 18 (OTBT). Karlo Niño “Karl” Macachor was killed by the police in Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City

Karl Macachor. From Facebook

July 18 (OTBT) – past 5AM. Ranchie Rosal Castañeda died after having been shot by the police at So. Sudlon, Brgy. Guizo, Mandaue City.

July 18 (OTBT) Raymark Quingco was shot dead by policemen of the Carmen Police Station after they accosted him and questioned him if he was a certain Joseph Taoy for whom they were looking. They beat him up and when he tried to run away they shot him dead. The police later reported that they had killed “Joseph Taoy” in a shootout but this was contradicted by witnesses and the physical evidence. The NBI investigated and filed charges against the involved policemen in October 2018. The police denied the allegations and said it was a legitimate operation.

Raymark Quingco. From Facebook

July 20 – evening. Gerwin Vasquez-Wilhoit, 37, Mandaue City, was shot by the police during what the police said was a buy bust operation in Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. The police said that Wilhoit pointed a gun at them. However, the autopsy showed that the 37-year old had been shot in the back.

Gerwin Wilhoit with his family. From Facebook

July 24. Rodel Sanchez Halos, 33, So. Mananga 2, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City, was killed when he allegedly shot it out with policemen who went to his house to serve arrest warrants. Halos, the 3rd most wanted in Talisay City, faced charges of murder and frustrated murder.

August 4. Serilino “Serle” Montes was shot by the police during what was reported as a shootout in Lower Campo, Brgy. Poblacion, Pinamungajan. Montes later died at the hospital. He was reportedly new in the drug business.

August 14 – 6AM. Dennis “Denden” Pia Artiaga, 30, opened fire on the police who went to his house at So. Bataha, Brgy. Mandilikit, Argao, to serve a warrant of arrest for frustrated murder. The police returned fire and killed Artiaga.

August 15 – 2:16PM. Socrates “Isok” Dacay, 35, a suspected drug pusher, was shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation at So. Kimba, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City.

August 23 (OTBT) – morning. Eugene Fermin, subject of a search warrant, was shot by the police in Brgy. Umapad, Mandaue City. (Note: 111 persons were arrested all over the Province of Cebu in connection with One Time Big Time police operation).

August 23 (OTBT) – morning. Parolito Obrero, 60, was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at So. Magay, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City.

August 23 (OTBT) – morning. Phil John Ediza, a suspected pusher, was shot dead by the police in Brgy. Poblacion East, Moalboal. In November 2014, Ediza had been arrested with three others when the police raided a drug den in Moalboal. But he was able to escape when motorcycle riding gunmen arrived and shot and killed the two policemen who were providing ‘perimeter security’ while other policemen and barangay officials were doing the inventory of the drugs and drug paraphernalia (CDN November 16 2014).

August 26. Nonito Pantonial was shot dead by a policeman who responded when people called for help at Brgy. Candulawan, Talisay City. Pantonial figured in a fist fight which the policeman tried to put an end to. Later Pantonial fired a gun at the policeman who returned fire.

September 12 – 3AM. Billy Baguio, So. Galaxy, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City, a “high level drug pusher” who “sidelined as gun-for-hire”, was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation.

September 18 – 3PM. Marloe “Alot” Limbaga, ex-convict and drug surrenderer, Brgy. Simala, Sibonga, was killed by the police in a buy bust operation at Brgy. Talaytay, Argao.

September 26 – 2:50PM. Abundio dela Torre, Jr. (17); Allan dela Torre; Mohaimen Conda Mauyag; “Jovan”; Shainoden Dimasimpan; “Mantak”; and Manuel Pepito (46) were shot dead in what the police called an encounter at So. Saint Michael, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City. The police said that the seven fatalities belonged to a “newly identified gun-for-hire group also involved in drugs.” The police said that Abundio dela Torre and Shainoden Dimasimpan were responsible for the shooting to death of student Kristian Saldavia (September 15) and security guard Laurencio Revijane Jr (September 25). The Lapu Lapu City police conducted a dialogue with the Muslim community of Masjid Darrusalam at So. Saint Michael two weeks after the “encounter.” The police conduct regular activities with and for the community.

October 1 (Monday). Eduardo “Lantoy” Piloto, Jr. and Errol Labajo Fernandez (22) were killed in a shootout at So. Sawsawan, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City. The police conducted a buy bust operation.

Errol Labajo Fernandez, father of two small kids.

October 3 – 8:15PM. Crisolito “Sonny” Unito, Top 6 Most Wanted Person by Police Regional Office No. 9 (Northern Mindanao), a high value target in Ozamiz City, allegedly a member of the “Dragon Group” crime syndicate from Ozamiz City. Unito was killed by policemen who went to his residence at Brgy. Bankal, Lapu Lapu City to serve three warrants of arrest for robbery and murder, among others.

October 4 (OTBT). Brothers Duane and Jatty Bongga; Cresencio Rafaran, Jr.; Sherwin Dabasol and Wiven Vinculado were shot dead by the police at So. Tunga, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. The police said they resisted arrest but relatives said that there was no shootout and that the police entered the homes and handcuffed the men.

The wakes of Duane and Jatty Bongga, Cresencio Rafaran, Jr., Sherwin Dabasol and Welven Vinculado were held together at the community gym. Photo from FB.

October 4 (OTBT). Jerome Burdeos Sonsona, 39, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City.

October 4 (OTBT). Joselito Salinas, Rabbie Lopez and Herculano “Lano” Dakay were killed by the police in separate operations in Cebu City.

October 17 – early morning. Norberto Larigo, Ryan Mana-ay and Clifford Garcia Rabago were killed by the police in what the police said was a drug bust at So. Mananga, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City.

October 19 (Friday). Victoriano “Berting” Obiedo reportedly refused to stop at a checkpoint in Brgy. Balud, Dalaguete, and was shot and killed by the police.

October 19. Rodric Garro, 43, was shot dead by the police in a drug bust operation at Brgy. Cambaro, Mandaue City.

October 29. Marlon “Maloy” Lauronilla Dejino, 19, Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City, was shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation at So. San Roque.

Marlon Dejino’s Facebook profile photo.

November 23 – 3AM PO1 Jaylord Joseph Taping was hurt during a surveillance operation at So. Mananga 2, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City.

November 23 – past 2:30PM. Arnel “Alvin” Hernani, Ramonito “Duterte” Maneja and “Joseph” alias Dugyot were shot dead by the police in what the police said was a shootout at Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City.

November 24. Susanao “Sano” Labrador, barangay tanod, Vincent Ceballos and Warlito Tecson were shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at Maghaway, Talisay City. The police said that the three men were members of Ariel “Ladoy” Olivar’s drug group. Relatives of the three fatalities for their part said that there was no buy bust operation and that Labrador, Ceballos and Tecson were simply picked up by the police then shot.

November 28 – 12:15AM. Eugene Cabando was shot by the police during a buy bust operation in Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City.

December 18 (Tuesday) – 3:55AM. Rodel Nacario and Kevin Baguio were shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation in Talisay City. The police said the two men had ties to Steve Go, the drug lord who was killed inside the Mandaue City Jail on June 19, 2018.

December 18 – around 8AM. Rodrigo Alvarez and Victor Noel Alvarez, brothers, transferred from Brgy. Duljo Fatima, Cebu City, to Brgy. Jaclupan, Talisay City. The two brothers were killed by the police during a buy bust operation in Jaclupan.

December 27 – 3:30PM. Richard “DK” Rivera Sangkap was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at So. Felomina, Brgy. Sangat, San Fernando.

December 27. Dexter Rabago, 43, a suspected drug pusher and thief, was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at Purok 4, Brgy. Jaclupan, Talisay City. However, according to the son of Rabago, his father didn’t resist arrest but was simply shot dead by the police.

The house of Dexter Rabago. Photo by Siesmundo Angelo, published in Sun Star Cebu December 27, 2018

Sources: Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita, CDN Digital, The Freeman, Banat News, DYHP (RMN), DYLA, ABS-CBN, Bombo Radyo, Facebook

Violent crime in Cebu June 1 – Dec. 31, 2018

June 2 – dawn. Ariel Fernandez, Purok Lubi, Brgy. Canjulao, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem while his companion Nestor Tero, Jr. was wounded.

June 4. Leadillo Labonso Ugsang , 39, tricycle driver, a native of Tandag, Surigao del Sur but staying at Lapu Lapu city. The victim was shot dead at So. Mahayahay, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu Lapu City by unidentified gunman. The victim was on his way home.

June 4. Francisco “Jojo” Largado, 24, unemployed, Villagonzalo 1, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead while eating noodles.

June 7, 2018 – 2PM. Maodin Manali Lucman, 45, president of Lapu Lapu City Muslim Ambulant Vendors Association, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was walking along G.Y. Dela Serna Street in Brgy. Poblacion, Lapu Lapu City, when shot dead by riding in tandem.

June 9. Michael “Bading” Margate, 25, trisikad driver, Tambisan, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at La Paloma Subdivision, Brgy. Tisa.

June 10, 2018 – early morning. Nancy Balansag Baya, 34, and Arnel Deniega Baya, 40, brother-in-law of Nancy, Brgy. Liong, Dumanjug. The victims were shot dead by an unidentified intruder. The police said the murders were committed due to a “personal grudge”.

June 12 – past midnight. Pablito “Molmol” Castro, 53. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Anahaw, Upper Nazareth, Brgy. Buhisan, Cebu City. He was playing cards with friends.

June 13. PO3 Jonathan Yaun Tilos, 36, police officer, Algeria. The victim was shot dead with automatic rifle at So. Malbog, Brgy. Poblacion, Algeria. He allegedly had ties to Franz Sabalones.

June 14. Marcelo Roslinda , 59, former barangay councilor, and Marlon Jayuma , 36, Roslinda‘s bodyguard, Brgy. Esperanza, San Francisco, Camotes. The victims were shot dead by riding in tandem in San Francisco.

June 14. Enny Jay Tampus Andrade, 27. The victim was shot by riding in tandem in Brgy. Campo, San Francisco, Camotes.

June 15, Friday night. Joseph Buazon, 42. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem on Osmeña Boulevard, Brgy. Sambag 1, Cebu City.

June 17. Eric Cabuenas Canoy , 36, trisikad driver, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified gunman at So. Magay, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City.

June 19. PO2 Melchizedek Batomalaque, 37, was shot dead in front of his house in Brgy. Daanlungsod, Toledo City.

June 19. Steve Go, 40, a suspected drug lord, was shot dead by Cresenciano Heyrana, 41, a fellow detainee, inside the Mandaue City Jail.

June 22. Outgoing barangay councilor Hildebrando Ygonia was shot in the head by unidentified gunman a few meters from his house in Sitio Mahayahay, Barangay Calamba, Cebu City. He succumbed to his wounds on June 25. The victim was out on bail in connection with an illegal possession of fire arms case.

June 24. Ranilo Q. Valiente, 47, retired SPO2 and the president of a habalhabal drivers association, Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Purok 6 Mahogany, Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City. Jason Mayola, 26, of Brgy. Pagsabungan, Mandaue City, was wounded.

June 25. Reynaldo Francis Torralba Alvaro, 39, Suba, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by five assailants in front of hisd house in Duterte Street, Brgy. Suba. The police linked the victim to drug personality Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro.

June 26. Gary Ong Go, 57, businessman. The victim who was reportedly arrested with 45 kg of shabu in June 2015 in a drug bust in Quezon City, was shot dead by three unidentified persons at So. Agad-Agad, Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova.

June 30. Jesus Lebosana, an auto mechanic, was shot dead by Carlito Delantes at Brgy. Langtad, Argo.

July 2. Atty. Salvador Solima and his wife Verose were attacked inside their home at Singson Village, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. Atty. Solima was killed and his wife wounded. The police arrested suspects.

Atty. Salvador Solima. From Abante TNT

July 5, 2018. Russ Cañares Aquino, 48, ex-convict, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead inside the Lorega San Miguel Public Market.

July 7. 46-year old George Gadon was stabbed to death by a neighbor at So. Tagaytay, Brgy. Busay, Moalboal.

July 10, 2018. Ruel Mabano , 41, Kalunasan Barangay Councilor and a former policeman, Cebu City. The victim had just come out from the barangay hall when a man went over to him and shot him point blank. The victim had retired from the police force in 2016 when he got reassigned to Mindanao.

July 10 – 11:30PM. Anjen Lagmay, 21, and Junifer Teniano, 24, both security guards, shot and killed each other at the convenience store of a gasoline station in Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City.

July 11, 11:30PM. Glenn Mark Manal , 39, former barangay councilor, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City. The victim had just left the wake of Russ Aquino when he was shot dead on Imus Road, So. Lumar, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel.

July 12, 2018 – early morning. PO 1 Avita “Jiji” Agudo Sarzuelo , 46, police woman, Tabuelan. The victim was driving her car when she was attacked and shot dead by riding in tandem. The victim was reportedly on floating status.

July 15 – 3PM. Ricky Ocon , 26, tricycle driver. The victim was shot dead at So. Pool, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu Lapu City.

July 17. Edmund Boter, traffic enforcer, Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was on duty when he was shot dead by two unidentified men at G.Y. Dela Serna Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Lapu Lapu City.

July 18 – evening. Ralph Quijano, water vendor. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Perrelos, Carcar City.

July 19. Armando “Amid” Lozano, a 52-year old former policeman, survived an attempt on his life during the oath taking of PTA officers at Bliss Elementary School, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. He was able to run and escape from the gunmen.

July 20, 2018 – 8AM. Art Stephen Bas, 23, barangay councilor, Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City. The victim was driving along South Coastal Road on his way to school when he was attacked and shot dead by three men riding two motorcycles. The victim was a graduating student of Mechanical Engineering, Cebu Institute of Technology. He was the son of former Lagtang Brgy Captain Mark Ferdinand “Dindin” Bas and grandson of incumbent Talisay City Councilor Arturo Bas.

Art Stephen Bas. From CDN Digital

July 20 – around 9am. Marwin Jaime Abelgas, 28, Yayam Gaviola, 40, and Jovencio Rabadon, 36, inmates of the Talisay City Jail. They were on their way to court when the BJMP vehicle was rammed. The prison guards were disarmed and the three prisoners were shot dead. The killers used an estimated seven motorcycles. Abelgas was arrested by PDEA in March 2017 at Deca Homes, Talisay City. He allegedly had links to slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz.

July 21, 2018 – 1:20AM. Syle Cantillep, 17, Purok Rose, Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City. The victim was playing street games with his friends at G. Ouano Street, Brgy. Opao, when he was shot dead by riding in tandem.

July 21. Jeffcloyd Cui, 36, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified men at Gabriel Elorde Street, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City.

July 22. Allan Alferez Aroba, 36, Brgy. DAS, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Brgy. Liki, Balamban.

July 22. Angni Osman, 52 , James Babanggol , computer shop technician, and Nasim Osman, 22 (son if Angni). The three victims were shot dead inside a computer shop in Brgy. Poblacion, Lapu Lapu City, by four suspects riding motorcycles. Angni Osman and Babanggol were linked to the killing of Edmund Boter (July 17).

July 23. The body of an unidentified male was found at Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City.

July 24, 2018 The lifeless bodies of Jamie Mata, 16, and her boyfriend Stephen del Corro, 27, both residents of Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City, though del Corro was lodging in Mandaue City, were found in Brgy. San Roque, Liloan. The victims had been shot in their heads. They were last seen alive in Mandaue City the evening before.

Jamie’s Facebook profile photo with the caption”Lost girl from Neverland”

July 24. The body of Harry Uy Lloren , 43, Basak, Cebu City, was found at Consolacion. He was seen in CCTV camera footage being escorted by a suspect and taken away on motorcycle the night before. The suspect returned alone and shortly thereafter Jamie and Stephen were brought outside and taken away on motorcycles.

July 25. Ernesto Briones Pogado, 30, habalhabal driver, Borbon. The victim was shot dead by a motorcycle riding killer who had a lookout helping. The attack happened at Brgy. Don Gregorio Antigua, Borbon.

July 27 (Friday), 2018 – 5:10PM. Baby “Earl” Rallos, 48, Deputy Director for Operations, PDEA 7, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was driving his car in the usual Friday afternoon traffic at Capitol, Cebu City, going home from work when a man walked up to his car and shot him.

Earl Rallos. From CDN Digital

July 30. PO3 Eugene Alcain Calumba, 33, was shot dead by the driver-bodyguard of Tejero Barangay Kagawad, former Barangay Chairman Jessielou “Jingjing” Cadungog . It was widely believed that Calumba’s mission was to kill Cadungog but the latter’s driver shot first. The shooting happened at Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. Calumba was the backrider of a motorcycle driven by Michael Banua, said to be a crime volunteer and police asset. The police filed murder charges against Cadungog and his driver but the DOJ dismissed the charges against Cadungog and downgraded the case against the driver to homicide. Cadungog left the country. Six suspects tried to burn down his house on November 14. His brother Arnulfo was shot January 24 2019 and passed away three months later, not having recovered from the bullet wounds.

July 31, 2018. Pascual Villarba, Jr. , Brgy. Guizo but temporarily residing at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) grounds, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead at the CICC grounds . He was recently released from jail and reportedly involved in drugs.

August 2 – early morning. Dennis Lastimoso, So. Kalubihan, and Dennis “Tambok” Flores, So. Palsy Side, Brgy. Sambag II, Cebu City. The victims were shot dead and their bodies dumped along the Transcentral Highway in So. Mayana, Brgy. Gaas, Balamban. Lastimoso was reportedly just out of prison after serving five years.

August 2 – 8PM. Welfredo Saraña, 47, security guard in Cebu City but from Mabinay, Negros Oriental. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified gunman inside the security guard bunkhouse in So. San Roque, Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City.

Security guard Welfredo Sarañan.

August 2 – late evening. Ropil Norvaso and Ricky Andujar , both ex-convicts, Brgy. Binaliw, Cebu City. The victims were shot dead by riding in tandem at the CICC grounds, Mandaue City.

August 5. Jissie Boy Lamosao, 26, habalhabal driver, Alcantara. The victim was found dead with a gunshot wound in the head at Brgy. Candabong, Alcantara.

August 6, 2018. Live-in partners Jessie Montebon, 46, and Maribel Tikling, 41, So. Pagatpatan, Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City, were shot dead by riding in tandem at Zone Ahos, Brgy. Paknaan. Montebon was allegedly involved in drugs.

August 7 – 7:40PM. Michael Manago Maringuran, 34, survived attack by riding in tandem at So. Tribunal, Brgy. Centro, Mandaue City. The police said that the victim was involved in drugs.

August 7 – 10PM. Dennis Emmanuel Cruz, 33, a native of Tacloban, Leyte, and Evangeline Pisana Tinador, 28, reportedly from Zamboanga del Norte, both residing at Brgy. Cotcot, Liloan, were driving their car when a lone gunman shot at them. Tinador was wounded while Cruz wasn’t hit. The police said that the shooting was a warning – the couple were allegedly new players in the drug business.

August 7 – 11:40PM. Jaypee “Jeffrox” Carayo, 30, internet café attendant, Purok Orchids, Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead near the internet café at Purok Orchids. The police said that the victim was involved in selling drugs.

August 8, 2018 – around 1PM. Von Rian Tecson , 41, PDEA agent, Carcar City. The victim had just left his house at Brgy. Perrelos, Carcar City, when his car was attacked by two teams of riding in tandem. It is believed that he was able to shoot fatally one of the attackers, later to be identified as SPO1 Roderick Balili, assigned with the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG 7). However, the official version of the police was that SPO1 Balili was accidentally shot twice by his own firearm when it was handed to him by the driver of the vehicle he was riding in Pinamungajan. Balili succumbed to his wounds in the evening of August 10.

The crime scene after the ambush of PDEA agent Tecson. Photo from Sun Star Cebu.

August 8 – 1PM. Butch “Tootsie” Rosales, 42, an activist and volunteer of RISE UP, So. Jansen, Brgy. Punta Engaño, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot while riding a jeepney in Lapu Lapu City. He was in the front seat.

From Facebook.

August 8. Ferdinand Kintanar, soft drink distributor, Saac, Brgy. Buaya, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead on the terrace of his house.

August 11. “Loloy”, a piggery worker, was stabbed to death by his fellow employee at Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City.

August 12 SUNDAY, 2018 – 1AM. 14-year old Arjay Aranguez Niere, a Grade 8 student from So. Yayam. Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City, was shot dead at Brgy. Budlaan, Cebu City, after a fight at a disco. The suspect – Jeffrey Mercader Borinaga, 28 -was arrested.

August 12. Junrel Sabal, 34, Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Vito, Minglanilla. The police said that the victim was a trusted man of a drug personality operating in Minglanilla.

August 12 – 8:15PM. Castancio Cancancio, trisikad driver, Mananga 1, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem.

August 12. Vivian Abner , 42, was walking along the road when she was shot by an unidentified assailant. The victim sustained two gunshot wounds but survived.

August 14, 2018. Rolando Ruiz Geraldez, 55, a taxi dispatcher, was hacked to death by 24-year old Robert Benarao at Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. The two had an argument.

August 15 – 11:30PM. Alvin Abella , Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Punta Princesa. The police said they recovered shabu from the crime scene.

August 16 – around 3AM. Wilfredo “Willy” Amores, 56, retired police officer, Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu Lapu City. The victim who was driving his motorcycle, was shot dead by riding in tandem at M.L. Quezon Avenue, Brgy. Pusok, Lapu Lapu City and his bag containing a large cash amount was stolen. The victim’s female companion was not harmed.

August 17 – shortly after midnight. Guiseppe Lucas Caballero , traffic enforcer and habalhabal driver, Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City. The victim was shot by his passenger in Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City.

August 17, 2018 – past 7PM. Analyn Menguito , 37, owner of a dry goods store, and Gilbert Bayot, owner of a barbershop, were shot dead by a lone gunman at the Cordova Public Market where the store and barbershop are located.

August 18. Arsenio Ycong , 52, civil engineer, Brgy. Pusok, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by three men after he bought food at an eatery in So. Bliss, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City.

August 23. Wendell Lou Paciencia, 38, security guard. The victim was on duty at the guardhouse in Singson Village, Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City, waiting for the reliever to arrive when a motorcycle without plate number pulled up and the backrider shot and killed him.

From Facebook.

August 24 – evening. Japanese businesswoman Junko Hamada , 71, was shot dead while driving her car along N. Bacalso Highway, Cebu City. Update: a former boyfriend of the mistress of the victim’s Japanese husband admitted that he killed Hamada, having been paid to do so. On June 13, 2019, the husband was arrested in Japan.

August 24, 2018. Jimboy Racal, Purok Talong, Brgy. Cogon, Cordova, was shot dead inside his house by two unidentified gunmen. The victim was a “trustee” of alleged local drug lord William Sumalinog, according to the police.

August 25. Rodilo Fornoles, 40, Villagonzalo 2, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City, was standing at the roadside near his home when a motorcycle arrived and the backrider shot him. The victim ran but was chased and finished off.

August 25 SATURDAY- 6PM. An unidentified man was shot dead at So. Saint Michael, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City, after he had played basketball.

August 25 – 8PM. George Guarin Ariate, Jr., 32, ex-convict and a suspected thief. The victim was shot dead by a lone gunman at Brgy. Sangi, Toledo City. This was the second time that the victim was shot.

August 25, 2018 – 10PM. Gary Calderon, 52, jobless, a drug surrenderer, had been arrested for drugs in 2006 and acquitted in 2017, So. Riverside, Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City. The victim was watching TV when bonnet wearing men barged in and shot him dead.

August 26 – 3AM. Bryan Cui, 21, was dancing at the fiesta disco at So. Santa Filomena, Brgy. Sangat, San Fernando, when the assailant walked up to him, punched him then pulled a gun and shot him dead.

August 26 – 6:20PM. 20-year old Korean Young Ho Lee was shot dead at a motel in Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City. The suspect was subsequently arrested and in March 2019 a case for murder was filed in the court.

August 26 – 7PM. Andrew Abadilla Jamandre, the manager of a popular food delivery service, escaped death when he was shot and wounded by riding in tandem at Brgy. Sambag I, Cebu City.

August 27 – 1:45AM. An unidentified man was shot dead at Veterans Drive, Brgy. Apas, Cebu City.

August 27. 15-year old Genebeve Entonado’s lifeless body was found floating in a fishpond in Brgy. Owak, Asturias. The girl had last been seen alive at 2AM August 24 at a disco at So. Anapog, Brgy. Owak.

August 28. Amelita Manayon , 42, was robbed and stabbed to death by three men at her house in Brgy. Sibago, Pinamungajan.

August 29, 2018. Trisikad driver Manuel Alidon was shot dead by a motorcycle driving gunman at So. Soong, Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City. The police said they found shabu on the victim.

August 30 – 7:30AM. Mario Angana Mendoza, 44, was riding his bicycle when shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Kapulay, Brgy. Tayod, Liloan.

August 30 – 10AM. Paquito “Kipot” Oyao , 60, Brgy. Agus, Lapu Lapu City. The victim had attended a court hearing in a land dispute case when he was waylaid by riding in tandem. He was the third Oyao brother murdered . According to the police, the victim was a drug surrenderer but still involved in drugs. He had previously been acquitted of conspiracy to murder in the 2008 murder of a policemen.

September 2. Demetrio Llanera, 67, an ambulant vendor, was shot dead by riding in tandem on the corner Sangi Road and G. Dela Serna, Brgy. Gun-ob, Lapu Lapu City. The victim came from a bar where he reportedly quarreled with some people.

September 4, 2018. Froilan Mabaga, 36, habalhabal driver. The victim was shot dead by four assailants at the foot of the Cansaga Bridge in Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City. He was in the Cebu City drug list. After the September 16 killing of Renan Mabida and Mark Lester Castillo, the Mandaue City police suggested that the two men might have had a hand in the murder of Mabaga.

September 5, 2018 – 1AM. Mariano “Nonie” Blanco III, 59, mayor, Ronda. Four men barged into the town hall and shot dead the victim inside his office. The victim was reportedly in President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco list.”

September 6, 2018. Bonifacio Candia, 28, construction worker. The victim was killed by Domingo Gabica, a fellow construction worker, at Villa Bulsita, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City.

September 7, 2018 – 11:30PM. Brothers Wendell Alilin, 39, former barangay councilor, and Bryan Alilin, 35, habalhabal driver, residents of Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City. The victims were on their way home on a motorcycle when they were shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City. The brothers debts had reached millions according to the police. After the September 16 killing of Renan Mabida and Mark Lester Castillo the police suggested they had been behind the double murder of the Alilin brothers.

September 8. Jonel Langomes Cantel , 27, habalhabal driver, a native of Argao but residing at Upper Panabang, Brgy. Apas, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at So. Gruto, Brgy. Apas.

September 10, 2018. Eliseo “JR” Canillo Devilleres , 34, tourist bus driver, Brgy. Casili, Consolacion . A motorcycle riding suspect shot dead the victim in front of his partner and their young son at So. Upper Panabang, Brgy. Apas, Cebu City. They were on their way to a birthday celebration.

Eliseo Devilleres. From his Facebook account.

September 10 – past 9PM. Ricardo Urot Armenton , jeepney driver, Brgy. Tabla, Liloan. The victim was shot dead outside his house.

September 11, 2018. Paulo Pinote was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Ibabao, Brgy. Agus, Lapu Lapu City.

September 12, 2018. Johnson Sy Chiaoco , 56, owner of a paint shop, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead in front of his store in Hernan Cortes Street, Brgy. Cabancalan, Mandaue City. The police arrested Rolando Ramos, a 37-year old suspect.

September 13 – 9AM. The prisoner transportation vehicle of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) was ambushed in Brgy. Kalunasan, Cebu City, resulting to the killing of Jerryfer Perigrino, an inmate; Bernie Bayutas , Prison Guard 1; and Joel Teves, the driver.

September 14 – 4:30AM. Louie Flores, 28, dance instructor and dance choreographer, So. Bato, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a motorcycle riding killer at So. Kahoyan, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The police arrested Harold Mabatid for drugs and said that he was the one behind the killing Flores. However, no motive was provided by the police.

September 14, 2018 – 11PM. Christopher Badajos , 20, So. Galaxy, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead as he rode his trisikad at So. San Rafael, Brgy. Tangke.

September 15, 2018 – past 7PM. Kristian Angelo O. Saldavia , 19, student at Indiana Aerospace University, Lapu Lapu City, a native of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. The victim was shot dead while he was eating noodles at a store near his dormitory at So. Kagudoy, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City. The police later said that suspects killed in a police operation on September 26 were responsible for the murder of Saldavia and for the September 25 shooting to death of Laurencio Revijane, Jr.

Kristian Saldavia. Photo from his Facebook account

September 15 – 7:20PM. Socrates Alferez Lorensana, 39. The victim was walking along the road in So. Bernisan, Brgy. Esperanza, Aloguinsan, when he was shot several times by two unidentified suspects.

September 15 – past 10PM. Jonbert Dakay, 20. The victim was riding a passenger multicab in Brgy. Tuyan, Naga City, when riding in tandem pulled up and shot him dead.

September 16, 2018 – 1AM. Jay John Patucan, 36, was stabbed to death by Oliver Lumapas, 27, at Brgy. Centro, Mandaue City.

September 16, 2018 – past 9PM. Renan Mabida, 35, and Mark Lester Castillo, 40, of Ozamiz City but renting at Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City. The two men were shot dead by two unidentified killers. The Mandaue City Police Office linked the two victims – after their death – to the murders of Jamie Mate, Stephen del Corro, Froilan Mabaga, the Alilin brothers, and Jessie Montebon.

September 18. Eustaquio Gilig, 39, Sta. Rosa, Olango, Lapu Lapu City, was shot dead at So. Angasil, Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City. The victim had attended a court hearing in a physical injuries case.

September 25, 2018 – 1:30AM. Laurencio Geluano Revijane, Jr. , 26, security guard. The victim was shot at So. San Roque, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City. The police on September 26 conducted a massive police operation against an alleged gun-for-hire group in Barangay Pajac which the police said was behind the killings of Revijane and Kristian Saldavia (September 15). The police killed seven members of the alleged crime group.

September 25 – 1:20PM. Ernie Amistad, Jr., 39, tricycle driver, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Pajac. He was resting on his tricycle waiting for passengers when he was shot dead.

September 25. Alem Samad, tricycle driver. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in So. Kagudoy, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City.

Sepember 26 – 6AM. Edwin Monson, 46, trisikad driver, Brgy. Cambaro, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at the back of University of the Visayas campus in Cambaro. The police linked him to drugs.

October 2, 2018 – evening. Juanita Lobrino Enclonar, 52, barangay councilor and vegetable vendor, Brgy. Guadalupe, Alegria. The victim was buying fish at the market in So. Sangi, Brgy. Madridejos, Alegria, when she was shot four times by riding in tandem.

Brgy. Councilor Juanita Enclonar enjoying a moment with her daughter. From Facebook.

October 3 – before 3AM. Loraine B. Temple, 37, call center agent in Cebu City, resident of Lapu Lapu City, a native of Zamboanga City. The victim was was robbed and shot dead at Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City.

Carpe Diem – seize the day!

October 3, 2018 – 5:45PM. Evangeline Briones, 31, was walking at Brgy. Ward 4, Minglanilla, when she was shot dead by an unidentified gunman. The victim was the live-in partner of Juvi Franza, a drug personality, who was killed in a buy bust operation in Brgy. Tulay, Minglanilla, in February 2018. PO2 Evie Espina who acted as poseur buyer during the buy bust operation was killed too.

October 4, 2018. Leyster Abella, 26; Carl Cabahug, 20, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City; Leyster Abella, 26, Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City; Diover Van Sarijorjo, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City; Christopher Tangag, 23, call center agent and habalhabal driver, Mambaling, Cebu City; and Rolando Tayor, 29, Labangon, Cebu City. The five victims had been shot dead and their bodies dumped at So. Kan-irag, Brgy. Malubog, Cebu City. The PNP said that Rolando Tayor and Diover Van Sarijorjo had been arrested and charged for drugs in 2017 and had been out on bail. Sharmaine Poran was able to run from the van that brought the victims to the execution site and claimed that she and the victims had been picked up from various points in the city, then brought to a bodega where their hands were tied and they were blindfolded. Then they were brought to Malubog.

23-year old Christopher “Boyet” Tangag had been a government scholar. He was recently married and had a 9-year old child.

October 6. Ruffy Bacalso, businessman, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead at Lamac, Consolacion by men riding a motorcycle. The police later arrested a suspect while another suspect was at large.

October 8 (Monday), 2018 – early morning. Mark Ferdinand “Dindin” Bas, 42, former barangay chairman of Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified men who entered the house in So. Dumlog, Brgy. Simala, Sibonga, which the victim was renting. The victim’s son Brgy. Councilor Art Stephen Bas was shot dead on July 20 and it was believed then that the former barangay chairman was the real target. Bas was arrested in 2017 for illegal possession of firearms. The police also linked him to drugs.

October 8 – dawn. Allan Perez, 38, a former barangay tanod, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead at his house. The police suggested “love triangle” as motive.

October 8, 2018 – 5PM. Paulino Vega, 59, barangay tanod, Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City. The victim had finished directing the traffic in front of the local school and was walking along the road when was shot dead by riding in tandem. The Mandaue City Police Office chief said there was a connection to the Parojinogs of Ozamiz City. Vega, according to the police, was often seen with Renan Mabida, Mark Lester Castillo, and Crisolito Unito (killed by police on October 3), linked to Paronijogs and Dragon Group, respectively. The police also said that the victim’s nephew was involved in drugs. Incidentally, Judge Edmundo Pintac who was handling cases against the Parojinogs in Ozamiz City, was killed in an ambush in Ozamiz City in the afternoon of October 8.

October 8 – past 8PM. Jason Faustor, 31, appliances salesman, Brgy. Lamac, Liloan. The victim was shot dead at Cebu Business Park, Brgy. Barrio Luz, Cebu City. Update: In July 2019, Hamilton Monera Juarez, Brgy. Media Onse, Toledo City, was charged with the murder of Faustor based on circumstantial evidence.

October 9, 2018. Jonaly Claros, 38, trisikad driver, Brgy. Baliwagan, Balamban. The victim was shot dead by one of his two passengers at So. Cagay, Brgy. Aliwanay, Balamban.

October 9, 2018. Roger “Torjack” Labajo, 47, barangay tanod and habalhabal driver, Brgy. Sinsin, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City.

October 10 – 6:10AM. Danilo Luzano Cantilla, 53, habalhabal driver, Purok Ampalaya, Brgy. Cambaro, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead at Purok Ampalaya. He was a drug surrenderer but still involved in drugs and considered a high value target, according to the police.

Crime scene after the shooting to death of Danilo Luzano Cantilla.

October 10 – afternoon. Incumbent First Councilor and former barangay chairman Edgar Bihag, 58, Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City, was shot when the truck that he was riding was attacked by motorcycle riding killers in Burgos Street, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. He died at the hospital. His cousin Rolando “Lando” Vega was wounded. Bihag was on his way to the police to report the killing of Cubacub Tanod Paulino Vega.

October 12, 2018. PO3 Micahel “Micmic” Santino Cortes, 45; Dennis Patiluna, 43; José Lauganas Soroño, 45; and Cresenciana Ranghos, 50. Cortes, a policeman from Talisay City included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of “narco cops,” reassigned to Sulu in 2016 and in Cebu in connection with a court hearing, was in a car driven by Patiluna when attacked by armed persons on motorcycles. Ranghos was a scavenger and happened to be in the area when the attack happened.

October 15, 2018 – evening. Emelito Rubias, 41, Naga City. The victim was shot dead while riding his motorcycle in Brgy. Poblacion Ward 2, Minglanilla.

October 16 – Past 1AM. Wendell Tampos, 38, VAMO, Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at A.C. Cortes Street, Brgy. Guizo, Mandaue City. The victim was allegedly involved in drugs and prostitution.

October 16. Jifty Mark Sacedon, 26. The victim was shot dead in Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. According to news reports, the father of the victim told the police that his son was a drug addict.

The wake of Jifty Mark Sacedon. He was loved. From Facebook.

October 18, 2018. Lyndo Bering, 23, trisikad driver, of Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City but temporarily staying at Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem. The police believed the victim was killed by members of a rival gang.

October 22 (Monday) – 1PM. James Edward Sillar Jugo, 21, So. Continental, Brgy. Duljo Fatima, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at his home.

October 22, 2018 – 5:55PM. Danilo Flores Olivar. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. He had previously been arrested for drugs, the police said.

October 22 – 6:20AM. Jonard Sabido, 53, security guard, So. Puntod, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was bringing his child to school on his motorcycle when he was shot dead by riding in tandem.

October 23. Joseph Santillan Almodiel, 43, Brgy. Tayud, Liloan. The victim was sitting on his motorbike at Belgium Street, Brgy. Suba, Cebu City, when a man walked up to him and shot him.

October 24, 2018. 20-year old Ronel Santillana of Brgy. Poblacion, Carcar City, was stabbed to death at Brgy. Poblacion by Agustin Lauron, 39, because of an argument.

October 25 – 5:30AM. The bullet riddled bodies of Joniel Abatayo, 29, and Abelardo Salomag, 44, both of Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City, were found at Brgy. Campo 8, Toledo City.

October 26. Victor Toring Balaba, habalhabal driver, Purok Villamangga, Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem near Parkmall at Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City. The police said that the victim had been in prison for drug pushing. He was also reportedly a drug surrenderer (2016).

October 27, 2018. Gualbert “Kokoy” Gabutan, Jr., 25, habalhabal driver, Buena Hills, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a certain Glenn Lahaylahay Lanurias, 30, a resident of the area. The two had a conflict or quarrel. Update: case has been filed in court but the accused has not been arrested.

October 27. Meliton Catubis Dayday, 63, Toledo City. The victim was cultivating his farm at So. Arpili, Brgy. General Climaco, Toledo City, when he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen.

October 28. Lope Medellada, 48, chief tanod of Brgy. Cuanos, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead at the basketball court while he was on duty. He was reportedly very active in the anti-drug campaign.

Oct. 30, 2018. Lovely Regenio, 33, So. Lower Sampaguita, Brgy. Banilad, Mandaue City. The victim was washing her clothes in front of her house when she was shot dead.

Nov. 1, 2018. Victoria Po Lua, 62, co-owner of a mineral water company, shipping company, and hotel, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. The victim’s body was found on November 3 inside a refrigerator in an abandoned bodega in the compound of the family’s ancestral home. The victim who lived alone in the ancestral home, had been robbed and murdered. Three suspects were arrested.

November 1. Jonel Cabaluna, 42, and Eniego Sibugal, Jr. were stabbed to death at Daanlungsod, Toledo City. The suspects were arrested.

Nov. 1, 2018 – 5:30PM. Edelaido Aldaya, 60, Carcar City. The victim was shot dead by Johnrich Alcuizar at P. Nellas Street, Brgy. Poblacion 3, Carcar City.

Nov. 2, 2018. Begie Buhanghang, 35, Brgy. Cabancalan, Mandaue City. The victim was sitting in the roadside at So. Soong 1, Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City, waiting for a taxi to take him whom when he was shot dead by riding in tandem. The police said that the victim had a pending drug case in Cebu City.

Begie Buhanghang had friends who miss him. From Facebook

Nov. 2, 2018 – past 6PM. Romulo Nodalo Barrientos, 53, fisherman, Brgy. Himensulan, San Francisco, Camotes. The victim was shot dead while walking home.

Nov. 2, 2018. Joseph Umandac. The local media only reported that the victim was shot dead around 8PM. There were no details about the victim, where he was killed, or what the motive could have been.

Nov. 3, 2018 – 4:15PM. Alexander Peras, 51, security guard. The victim was shot dead by Jimmy Taguba, 47, a fellow security guard who said it was self-defense. Both men were on duty and had been drinking. The police filed homicide charges against Taguba.

Nov. 4, 2018 – 10PM. Jonas Taping, 32, gasoline station attendant, Brgy. Tunghaan, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at the gasoline station in So. Lipata, Brgy. Linao, Minglanilla, where he worked. According to the police the victim used to take drugs.

Nov. 6, 2018 – 7PM. Sirico Gabiana Sadora, 58, habalhabal driver. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Sabellano Street, Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Quiot, Cebu City. The police said that a love triangle or land dispute could the motive.

Nov. 7, 2018 – 3AM. Victorio Molina, a 57-year old taxi driver from Logarta, Cebu City, was shot to death by one of his two passengers at Naya Village, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. Eric Cabigas, a suspect, was arrested a few days later and charged with homicide.

Nov. 7, 2018 – noon. Charlie Dumadapat, 33, Sector 2, Brgy. Pagsabungan, Mandaue City. The victim was shot in the head by riding in tandem in front of a mall in Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City. The police said that the victim was headed for the court in connection with a drug case.

Charlie Dumadapat’s last Facebook cover photo.

Nov. 14, 2018 – 10:50AM. PO2 Lord Romyth Cañada, 38, So. Bacay, Brgy. Tulay, Minglanilla, was having his car fixed at So. Lower, Brgy. Calajoan, Minglanilla, when he was shot dead. The killer was inside a car, opened the window and shot Cañada. The victim was allegedly linked to drugs.

November 17, 2018 – 1:30AM. Cristina Jayson, 25, call center agent, Joseville, Brgy. Bacayan, Cebu City. The victim was robbed and shot dead a few meters away from her house.

November 17 – early dawn. Ryan Alegado, 38, Carcar City, survived being shot to the head at the bus terminal in Brgy. Sambag I, Cebu City.

November 18, 2018 – 3AM. Junjun Canopin Laroa, 25, bar bouncer, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead in front of the bar where he was working in Brgy. Bakilid, Mandaue City

Nov. 25 (Sunday), 2018 – dawn. Jessie Castañares, Jail Guard 1 of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center was gunned down in Happy Valley, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim was said to be involved in illegal activities both inside and outside of the CPDRC.

Nov. 25, 2018 – shortly after 6PM. Ret. SPO1 Edgar Causon, 54, and Ret. SPO4 Ferdinand “Dindo” Navales, 54. The two were just leaving a mall in Brgy. Bulacao, Talisay City, when they were shot dead.

Retired policeman Edgar Causon was a family man and jolly person. From Facebook.

Nov. 28, 2018 – 3:40AM. Jhonrey Candado, 26, reported to be a “street dweller,” was in critical condition after having been shot in the head at Leon Kilat Street in front of the Barangay Pahina Central Hall, Cebu City.

November 28, 2018 – 10PM. Carlos “Bading” Reyes, 41, bet collector (“masyador”) at a cockpit, Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City. The victim was shot in the head inside the D&C Coliseum cockpit at Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia. According to the police the victim was a drug surrenderer (2016) and a suspected pusher.

November 28, 2018 – 4AM. Kent William Mendoza Isok, 25, Hermag Village, Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City, was shot dead by riding in tandem at the corner of JP Rizal and P. Suico Streets, Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City. He was involved in drugs, the police said.

November 29. Gaspar Armodia, 28, So. Balangka-Puna, Brgy. Sambag I, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by his neighbor after a quarrel.

November 30. Danilo Nacua Caño, Brgy. Vito, Minglanilla. The victim was found shot dead on December 1 early morning at So. Manipis, Brgy. Campo 4, Talisay City. His hands were tied at the back and his face covered with a tshirt. The police said that the victim had been a police informant or asset.

Nov. 30, 2018. Jimmy Palapar or Sandoval, 35, So. Bohol Village, Brgy. Duljo Fatima, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at C. Padilla, Duljo Fatima. He sustained a shot wound at the back of his house. The victim had been arrested for drugs in 2017.

December 3, 2018 (Monday). Jocelyn Caberte Amarila, 52, Brgy. Banhigan, Dalaguete. The victim was struck with a piece of wood and thrown into the sea by Junrey Gesalan, her neighbor. He surrendered to the police.

December 3, 2018. Servando Ramos, 57, and Ana Maria Grace Ramos, 47, Brgy. Langkas, Dalaguete. Antonio Jabagat, 48, and his nephew Alejandro, 25, wanted to borrow money from the Ramos couple but ended up stabbing both husband and wife to death. They were arrested in Bohol a few days later.

December 4 – 9:30PM. Eleazar Estrera Garciano, 54, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City, was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim had just come from the D&C Coliseum. He was said to be a friend of Carlos “Bading” Reyes who was shot dead at said cockpit on November 28.

November 5 – 3PM. Romeo Mejias, habalhabal driver, Sto. Rosario, Brgy. Jagobiao, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Jagobiao Highway corner Eversley Road, Brgy. Jagobiao.

December 5. Abner Barutag, 27, and an unidentified male person were shot dead by a certain Jephrel Omandac, 21, at Brgy. Poblacion 3, Carcar City. They reportedly had a conflict.

December 5 – 11PM. Michael Bañez, 38, habalhabal driver, was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Lawaan I, Talisay City.

December 6. Premitivo Carbajal Gemo, Donde Carbajal and Raprap Navares were shot by two unidentified men at the house of Gemo in Brgy. Ocaña, Carcar City. Gemo and Carbajal died on the spot while Navares was declared dead on arrival. Sherwin Carbajal was wounded.

December 6 – 7 AM. Renato Laborde, 23, habalhabal driver, So. Lawis, Brgy. Pasil, Cebu City. The victim’s body was found dumped at Purok 7, Brgy. Bunga, Toledo City.

December 7 – past 4AM. Lemuel Guardiana, 29, Upper, Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City. The victim was playing online games when two armed men entered his house and shot him dead. The victim was reportedly a drug surrenderer.

December 15, 2018 – 6:40AM. Chad Christian Arbarquez Noval, 36, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was sitting at a sidewalk vendor’s stall in Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City, when a man arrived on a scooter, walked over, and the shot the victim four times. Noval was a drug surrenderer according to the police.

Chad Christian Arbarquez Noval. From Facebook.

December 16 (Sunday) – 8:30PM. Leticia Dosdos, 52, a businesswoman, Forest Hills, Banawa, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim had come from Sunday mass and was waiting for the gate to be opened when she was shot by a man who had been waiting nearby for her to arrive.

December 18 – evening. Freddy Canoy, 47, habalhabal driver and carpenter, Dungo-an, Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem. The Mandaue City police said that the victim was a member of the “Almadin drug group” but the family denied this.

December 19 – around 10AM. Police Senior Inspector Porferio Gabuya, Jr. was shot dead by a motorcycle riding assassin using high powered firearm near Guihulngan City Police Station, Negros Oriental. The victim, deputy chief of police, had been assigned in Guihulngan City – from Cebu – for less than two months. The Police Regional Office – 7 (PRO-7) chief Debold Sinas immediately announced that P/SInsp. had been assassinated by the New People’s Army. This was denied by the NPA. Gabuya had reportedly been close to Jessielou “Jingjing” Cadungog (see July 30 above) and SPO1 Adonis Dumpit . Dumpit was shot dead in an alleged shootout with NBI and police in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Tagbilaran City on June 27, 2018.

December 24, 2018 – 4AM. PO2 Romeo Jumalon, So. Sentro, Brgy. Pit-os, Cebu City, was shot dead outside his house as he and his wife were preparing to leave for dawn mass. The assailants came by car. The victim was reportedly engaged in lending money to casino gamblers. He had also reportedly been dismissed from service in 2014 but reinstated.

December 29 – 11:25AM. Meljon Bolongon, 25, employee of a food stall, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City.

December 31, 2018 – afternoon. Alfredo Anticristo, 48, an STL bet taker, Badian, was shot and wounded by two unidentified men near his house in Badian.

December 31, 2018. Engelbert Villanueva was riding his motorcycle along the highway in Brgy. Tapun, Dalaguete, when he was shot dead by riding in tandem.

Sources: CDN Digital, The Freeman, Banat News, Sun Star Cebu, Superbalita, ABS-CBN, DYHP, DYLA, Bombo Radyo, Facebook

Killings in Cebu, October 2019

Oct. 1, 2019 – morning. Former Barangay Councilor Jerome Suson Flores, 39, was shot dead by riding in tandem. The victim was bringing his teenage daughter to school on his motorcycle.

Oct. 2, 2019 – The lifeless body of Jouie Lee Villagonzalo, a 25-year old call center agent, was found on a grassy lot in Brgy. Tagbao, Cebu City. Hands and feet were tied. The victim was a resident of Brgy. Sambag II, Cebu City.

From Facebook.

Oct. 5, 2019 – 1PM. Juneric Elladora, 22, Brgy. Jaclupan, Talisay City. The victim was relaxing near his residence when he shot dead by an unidentified gunman.

Oct. 5, 2019 – 11:40PM. Michael “Boang” Chua, 28. The victim was shot dead by a certain “Lloyd” in front of Talisay City Hall where festivities in connection with the annual fiesta were ongoing.

Oct. 8, 2019 – early morning. Alan Lequin, 28, laborer, So. Sapa-Sapa, Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City. The victim was sleeping on a bench outside his home when he was shot dead by an unidentified assailant.

Oct. 8, 2019 – 11PM, Admer Seroy, 29, a reliever driver of a van-for-hire, Brgy. Punta Engaño, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City.

Oct. 10, 2019 – evening. Mark Brian Samson Lopez, 33, resident of Tres de Abril, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified killer at Felina Village, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. The police said they recovered shabu from the crime scene.

Oct. 11, 2019 – morning. Gagandeep Singh, 27, Indian national residing at So. Abuno, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City, and engaged in lending business. The victim was riding his motorcycle when he was shot dead at So. Iba, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City. Oct. 12 update: The suspect has been identified.

Oct. 11, 2019 – 3PM. Dominciano Villamor, 54, Ronda. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his house.

Oct. 14, 2019 – afternoon. The lifeless body of 14-year old Justine Andayop was found at Sitio Caimito, Barangay Guimbawian, Pinamungajan, some 50 meters from her home. The victim’s neck had been slashed. The family started looking for her when they hadn’t seen her the whole day.

Justine Andayop. From Facebook

Oct. 15, 2019 – past midnight. Reynaldo “Aldong” Huntong, 23, So. Kadasig Phase 2, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a certain “Aki” at So. Mansanitas, Brgy. Tisa.

Reynaldo “Aldong” Huntong. From Facebook

Oct. 15, 2019. The lifeless body of 53-year old Barangay Health Worker Rosario Alperez Canda was found in her house at Sitio Isabela, Barangay Pangdan, Naga City. The victim was stabbed to death.

Oct. 17, 2019 – 4AM. Jackelyn “Dakay” Ringbasan Palomas, 31, was shot dead in front of her home in Sitio Ponce 2, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City. News reports are conflicting as to whether murder was done by a lone gunman or by riding in tandem.

Oct. 18, 2019 – 3PM. An unidentified Muslim tricycle driver was shot dead by a motorcycle riding assassin at So. Abuno, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City.

Oct. 23, 2019 – 11AM. Alberto Empinado, Jr., 29, So. Tinabangay, Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City, was stabbed to death by one of his neighbors, a certain Primitivo Dela Peña, 39.

Oct. 25, 2019 – dawn. “Bunso”, 17 or 25. Shot dead while playing computer games at an internet café, So. Bato, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City.

Oct. 25, 2019 – early morning. Cornelio Pansoy, Jr. , habalhabal driver, shot dead at Tacan-Budlaan Road, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City, after bringing his wife to her place of work.

Oct. 25, 2019 – around 2PM. David M. Navarro, mayor, Municipality of Clarin, Province of Misamis Occidental. The victim was onboard a police patrol car on his way to the fiscal’s office for inquest proceedings in cases filed against him by a masseur for physical injuries, acts of lasciviousness and unjust vexation, when a van pulled up and persons inside the van opened fire on the police patrol car. Mayor Navarro was killed while the Chief of Police of Clarin and four others were also hit. The mayor was No. 31 in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of alleged narco politicians. After the mayor was slain, the police said he was the head of the Alfarez Robbery Group which was behind the October 19 robberies at J Center Mall in Mandaue City. UPDATE (Oct. 26): The police say that a criminal group from Ozamiz City is responsible for the ambush.

Mayor David M. Navarro.

Oct. 27, 2019. Alma Juares, 40, So. Cantigay, Brgy. Bolongan, Toledo City was hacked to death inside her house by her neighbor, Tamar Tamboboy, 45, with whom the victim reportedly had a land dispute. The suspect surrendered to the police.

Oct. 27, 2019. Ashley Baguio, 4, Bogo City. The victim was slapped so hard by her uncle that she fell and hit her head, causing her death.

Oct. 29, 2019 – around 6AM. Demetrio Torreon, 62, manager of the Bohol branch of an investigation and security agency, residence of Brgy. Marigondon, Lapu Lapu City, cheated death when he was ambushed at So. Hawaiian, Brgy. Marigondon. He was driving his car when attacked by riding in tandem.

Oct. 30, 2019 – 10:28PM. Louelle Dimataga Andrade, 37, So. Bombil, Brgy. Looc, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead at P. Rodriguez Street, Brgy. Gun-ob, Lapu Lapu City.

Oct. 31, 2019 – 1AM. Jonathan Abendan, 25, So. Mahayahay, Brgy. Candulawan, Talisay City, was walking in So. Lumboy, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, when shot dead by an unidentified killer. The victim was released from jail in May (drug case).

Sources: Facebook, ABS-CBN, Sun Star Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman, Banat News, CDN Digital, DYHP, DYLA

September 2019 – violent crime in Cebu

September 1 – 12:05AM Fernando Genega, jeepney dispatcher, was shot dead by Roselito Romo, 35, of Danao City, at A.S. Fortuna corner Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City.

September 2. Atty. Inocencio Dela Cerna repelled an armed attack by riding in tandem in front of Cebu City Palace of Justice (Quimonda). Dela Cerna fired his gun at the attackers. They were not hit but Atty. Dela Cerna’s returning fire made them give up their attempt to kill him. The victim has reportedly left for abroad.

September 3 – morning. Mr. X. Shot dead at So. Top Hills, Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City. Identity unknown.

September 4 – 1AM. Female, 19, of Tabunok, Talisay City, a waitress at a resto bar in Talisay City, was shot in the head by a customer as she left for home. The victim had refused to be ‘tabled’ by the customer. The police reported that the victim was out of danger.

September 3 – 5PM. Amader Janel, 38, habal habal driver, Brgy. Banhigan, Badian, was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Dulong-Dulong, Brgy. Balhia, Badian. The police named a neighbor of the victim the suspected gunman as he had been seen by witnesses. The victim’s passenger was wounded in the attack. Note: victim’s name spelled differently in various reports

September 9 – 11PM. Marvin “Aven” Baylon Anabia, 25, So. Zapatera, Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City, PUJ dispatcher. The victim was shot dead at Salinas Driver, Brgy. Lahug, around 11PM. The police said he was linked to some cases of theft.

Marvin Anabia and some of his relatives. Photo grabbed from FB.

September 10. Relando Candia, 41, DPWH maintenance worker, a native of Sibonga but reportedly staying in Carcar City. The victim was cleaning the roadside canal in Brgy. Guadalupe, Carcar City, together with other DPWH employees when he was shot dead by riding in tandem.

Mr. Candia, an ordinary government employee, was shot dead by riding in tandem while he was cleaning the canal. Photo by Paul Lauro, DYHP

September 10 – evening. Demetrio Cuyno, 47, Brgy. Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a suspect already identified by the police. Cuyno was reportedly intoxicated and looking for trouble in the neighborhood where the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino was being celebrated.

September 10 – past 6PM. Joselito Aniñon, 34, barangay councilor, Brgy. Paculob, Dumanjug. The victim was watching a game of volleyball at Brgy. Ilaya (Poblacion), Dumanjug, when a lone gunman went over to him and shot him dead. According to the police, the victim was a ‘drug surrenderer’.

September 10 – night time. A shooting incident in Sitio San Vicente, Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City, left two men wounded. One was reported to be in serious condition.

September 11 – 7PM. Manuel Mercado Amaya, Jr., a farmer, convicted for murder and frustrated murder in 1993, released from prison in December 2018 due to Good Conduct Time Allowance, was shot by riding in tandem in front of his house in Brgy. Mantalongon, Dalaguete. Amaya survived the attack.

September 13 – around 3AM. A man who had introduced himself as Alexander Lastimoso was shot dead at Bonifacio corner D. Jakosalem, Brgy. Parian, Cebu City. He would usually sleep there, in the road, at night but wasn’t a resident. The victim reportedly had a heated argument with a man identified only as “Em-Em”. The argument ended with the latter shooting to death Lastimoso.

Crime scene after shooting incident in Parian. Photo: Superbalita Cebu

September 13 – 8:30PM. John Dave Abendan, a celphone technician, from Lawaan 3, Talisay City, was robbed and shot in the leg in Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City.

September 14 – 1AM. Benjamin “Memen” Rosales, daycare teacher, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead inside his house by unidentified assailants who went to his house.

September 14 – 3AM. France Almeria II, 19, waiter and delivery crew of a local restaurant, So. Mahayahay, Brgy. Bankal, Lapu Lapu City. The victim, riding motorcycle with his girlfriend driving, was told to get off the motorcycle and kneel before the suspects – riding in tandem – executed him.

France Almeria II, 19 years old. Photo: From Facebook of relatives

September 14 – 3:30AM. Jake Batulan Aliman, 32, electronics technician, V. Rama Extension, Brgy. Duljo Fatima, Cebu City. 10 men, their faces covered, arrived onboard two vans. They entered the victim’s house while the victim was asleep and shot him dead.

September 17 – 11AM. Mark Benedict Untal, 40, store owner, Compostela. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Poblacion, Compostela.

September 19 – 4:40PM. Jesus Rudston “Jing” Villahermosa, 56, retired Police Senior Master Sergeant, Brgy. Cawayan, Dalaguete. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem along the national highway in Brgy. Balisong, Argao. He was on his way home to Dalaguete. His companion was unharmed.

September 20 – 9PM. Juanito Rabutin Estorco, 31, reportedly a native of Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, but a farmer in Dalaguete. The victim was at his farm at mountain barangay Ablayan, Dalaguete, when shot dead. He was shot twice in the head.

September 21. Nelson Paner Tausa, 32, construction worker. The victim was stabbed to death by unknown assailant at So. Kabulihan, a few meters from Brgy. Anislag barangay hall, Pinumungajan.

September 21 – evening. The lifeless, salvaged bodies of Ryan Tañega, 28, and Stephen Balbuena, 24, both residents of Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City, were found at Sitio Capasanan, Brgy. Casili, Mandaue City. The victims were jobless and engaged in “Christmas caroling” in the streets.

Ryan Tañega with friends. Photo from Facebook

September 22 (Sunday) – 9PM. Businessman Jeffrey “Jojo” Sanchez Gomonit, 46, Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City, was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City. The victim was driving his SUV when he was attacked. He was reportedly engaged in hauling of construction materials. The victim was a native of Brgy. Eastern Bobongan, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur.

Jeffrey Gomonit. From Facebook.

September 23 – 9PM. Lowell “Wels” Bantasan, So. Matab-ang, Brgy. Day-as, Cordova. The victim, previously jailed for illegal drugs, was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Day-as.

Lowell Bantasan was a father. From Facebook

September 24 – 10PM. Francisco “Francis” Mondares Vinluan, 43, residing in Liloan but from Mabolo, Cebu City, was shot dead by riding in tandem at M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City. The victim served 14 years for murder. He was released from Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro on August 7.

September 25 – 3AM. Cary “Tangkag” Llaguno, 42, So. Pili, Brgy. Malubog, Cebu City. 20-30 armed men, reportedly wearing bulletproof vests, barged into the victim’s house at 3 in the morning. The other members of the households were blindfolded and brought outside. The attackers shot Llaguno and burned the house. His vehicle was found in neighboring Brgy. Busay, peppered with bullets. The victim was the brother of Crisostomo “Tata Negro” Llaguno, an alleged drug lord who was shot dead on May 4, 2010 while campaigning for Cebu City councilor. Update: PRO-7 wants to ascertain that the victim was really Llaguno.

September 28 – early morning. Virgilio Cartilla, 45, laborer and handiman at Carbon Market, Cebu City. The victim was sleeping on top of a cart at the back of Unit II, Carbon Market, when he was shot dead by unidentified killer.

September 28 – late evening. Edrill Languita Plantar, Dumanjug, was shot dead in Brgy. Dakit, Barili. The news was reported only in Facebook and shared by friends and relatives.

September 29 – 9PM. Tricycle driver Manap Mapintao, 17, resident of Dubai Sudtonggan, Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City, and his passenger Paul Anwar Villareal, a 16-year old Grade 10 student at Sudtonggan National High School, reportedly Manap Mapintao’s neighbor, were shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Kalawisan, Brgy. Babag 1, Lapu Lapu City.

Paul Anwar Villareal’s last profile photo in Facebook, posted with the word “Army.” (color effect added)

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

Killed in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, in 2019

This list contains names of 23 persons killed in Guihulngan City from January to September 2019, and three residents of the city killed in the adjacent towns of Vallehermoso (north of Guihulngan City) and La Libertad (south).

  1. January 6, 5PM. Joseph Silvano Gavio, 39, CAFGU, Sitio Bugho, Brgy. Linantuyan. The victim was shot dead by Leonardo Panaligan Command (New People’s Army Central Negros). A bystander was hit by a stray bullet. LPC issued statement.
  2. January 11, 1PM. Remegio Marco Arquilos, 35, habalhabal driver, Sitio Laos, Brgy. Binubohan. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Bulado.
  3. January 30, 11PM. Rosalie Caiwayan. The victim was shot dead at Larena Street, Brgy. Poblacion.
  4. March 14, 8:20PM. Johny Albino , 49. Sitio Nabanwagan or Tuko, Brgy. Trinidad. The victim was shot dead by the Leonardo Panaligan Command who said Albino was an agent of the army and had helped state forces during Oplan Sauron.
  5. March 17, 6PM. Arnulfo E. Frances, 53, Brgy. Tinayunan Hill. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Magsaysay.
  6. March 17, 6:30PM Cerilo “Eloi” Malig-on, 44, CAFGU, Sitio Bato Buang, Trinidad. The victim was shot dead by the Leonardo Panaligan Command. The latter issued a statement.
  7. March 20, 8:30PM. Jerome Sayon Manasor , Brgy. Hinakpan, and Ryan Vallespin, Brgy. Plagatasanon, both employees of a company owned by City Councilor Lor Besario. The victims we shot dead while riding a motorcycle at Larena Street, Brgy. Poblacion.
  8. March 26, 4PM. Lusing Ibarle, So. Bongao, Brgy. Trinidad. The Leonardo Panaligan Command killed Ibarle claiming that the latter was responsible for the murder of George Landisa in 1997.
  9. April 3, 3:40AM. Isidro Rabaca Calago, 55, and Perces Rabaca Malabago, 57, Brgy. Tinayunan Hill (T-Hill). The victims were shot by riding in tandem while traversing the road at Brgy. Tabo, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental. Their companion Jimcel Estender Malabago, 33, was reported to be in critical condition after the shooting.
  10. April 29, afternoon. Mitchelyn Fuentes, 30, “istambay”, Brgy. Nagkalhin. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in the neighboring town of La Libertad. The victim was an alleged thief of fighting cocks.
  11. June 6, 9:25PM. Rosemar Melancolico, 43, Brgy. Buenavista. The victim was shot dead by the Leonardo Panaligan Command while he was at a wake. Three persons were hit by stray buckets. The NPA claimed that the victim was a police asset who was involved in the August 21, 2018 killing of Heidi Malalay Flores in Guihulngan City and the July 21 2018 killing of Richard “Dondon” Bustamante, Jr. in La Libertad. Bustamante had been an accused in the killing of broadcaster Edmund Sestoso in Dumaguete City, April 30, 2018.
  12. June 14, 4:30PM. Jorge Colongon, employee of St. Peter Funeral Homes, So. Culasi, Brgy. Buenavista. The victim was shot dead by the Leonardo Panaligan Command.
  13. June 21, 12:40AM. Jade Malabago Gutang , 34, Brgy. Tinayunan Beach. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem. He was reportedly in the list of persons involved in drugs.
  14. June 27, around 10AM. Ever Absin Pelenio, 57, tanod, Brgy. Tinayunan Hill. The victim was shot dead outside his house.
  15. June 27, around 4PM. Lito Tabolong Itao, 49, Chief Tanod, treasurer of local chapter of PISTON, Brgy. Buenavista. The victim was shot while sitting outside his store in Brgy. Buenavista.
  16. June 30. Eleuterio Tabanao Solis, 65, former CAFGU, Brgy. Tinayunan Hill. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Mabunga.
  17. July 3, 7:30AM. Andy Castor, 41, AWOL member of the Philippine Army, Brgy. Poblacion. The victim was shot dead by four unidentified assailants at Brgy. Magsaysay.
  18. July 10. Francis Kelly “Bebot” Paculares Aragones, 42, Brgy. Poblacion. The victim, who was recently out of jail, was shot by unidentified killer at Brgy. Basak. Suspected to be drug related (tokhang).
  19. July 23. Atty. Anthony Trinidad, 53, San Carlos City. The victim was ambushed in So. Looc, Brgy. Poblacion. His name appeared in the anti-communist “KAGUBAK” list of personalities with links to the NPA.
  20. July 25, 12:55AM. Arthur Cordevilla Bayawa 55, principal of Guihulngan City Science High School, and Ardale Cordevilla Bayawa, 49, CID Chief, DepEd Guihulngan City Division, Brgy. Hibaiyo. The victims – siblings – were shot dead inside their home in Brgy. Hibaiyo. The killers, believed to have arrived in several vans and motorcycles, forced their way into the house and shot dead the Bayawa siblings. The bag of Ardale containing some cash, ATM card and pass book(s) to the credit cooperative was reportedly stolen.
  21. July 25, 1:40AM. Romeo Alipan, barangay chairman of Brgy. Buenavista. The victim was killed at his residence in Larena Street, Brgy. Poblacion, in similar manner as the Bayawa siblings (see above). Calls were reportedly made by to the police by the victim while the killers were trying to force their way in.
  22. August 16, 4PM. Edjel Patoc, 49, habalhabal driver, Brgy. Linantuyan. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Luz.
  23. August 28, past 6pm. Ramonito Handumon, kagawad, Brgy. Mabunga. The victim was shot dead by members of the Leonardo Panaligan Command at So. Tamwag, Brgy. Mabunga. In a statement, the NPA claimed that the victim was a “PNP asset”.

Violent crime in Cebu in January 2019

  1. January 3 (Tuesday) 11PM Giovanni Ruiz Collamat, businessman, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was shot by riding in tandem at Brgy. Guizo. He was driving his car coming from Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City.
  2. January 9 Tocelio Dibalucos Ababon. The victim was being transported from Cebu City to the court house in Argao to attend a hearing. The patrol car from the Cebu Provincial Police Office was attacked by armed men along the highway in Argao. Ababon was killed. He was allegedly a ‘trusted underling’ of Franz Sabalones and was arrested in Argao on December 29 2018.
  3. January 10 Reneboy Dacalos, 51, municipal councilor of San Fernando. The victim was tending to his store when he was attacked and killed by four men. He was considered a ‘high value target’ by the police.
  4. January 12 – evening Crispulo Adlawan, Jr., 45, So. Orel, Brgy. Banilad, Mandaue City. The victim was at a billiard hall in Hernan Cortes Street, Banilad, when a man walked over to him and shot him dead.
  5. January 13 (Sunday) – 7PM Jerry Lito Lauza, 47, e-bike driver, Brgy. Suba, Cebu City. The victim was shot in the head by riding in tandem at Magallanes Street, down town Cebu City.
  6. January 16 – evening. Johnny Arriesgado, Barangay Chairman, Barangay Magsico, San Fernando. The victim was shot dead in front of a cement plant in the town.
  7. January 17 – evening. Mary Ann Castro, 49, prosecutor assigned in Masbate but resident of Cebu City. The victim was shot dead while driving her car home along Escario Street, Cebu City. When the victim’s family claimed her belongings including the car, they discovered that the dashcam recordings from the time of the ambush had been deleted.
  8. January 21 – past 6AM. Vanzant Navales, 30, Edwin Bacaltos, 58, and his son Shawn Edwin Bacaltos were killed as a result of a quarrel between members of the two families (Navales and Bacaltos). Navales and his companions went to the Bacaltos residence in Sambag 1, Cebu City, to settle the issue.
  9. January 22 – Jushua Laborada, 21, Brgy. Cuanas, Minglanilla. The victim was driving his motorcycle-for-hire when the suspect appeared and shot him in the face.
  10. Rico Padios, 18, and Exequiel Dejos, 24, Purok Lemon Gras, Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla. Padios was found with a gunshot wound at the back of his head, while Dejos was shot in the back of his body.
  11. January 22 – around 5:30PM. Ricardo Reluya, Jr., Association of Barangay Councils Chairman and vice mayoralty candidate of San Fernando; Ricky B. Monterona, Local Economic Investments & Promotions Officer, San Fernando; and Allan Bayot, driver. The victims were killed while Lakambini Reluya, mayor of San Fernando, survived the attack on their van by a group of armed men in Brgy. Linao, Talisay City. The assailants rode in a van. Jerome Labitad and Felix Abacajan Jr., two of five suspects in the ambush, escaped the police after a brief gun battle on January 29 in Brgy. Campo 8, Talisay City. The police recovered an M16 and the ballistics examination showed that bullets recovered from the January 22 ambush site matched the firearm.
  12. January 24 Marlon Yongco Malazarte, 44, employee of Peryahan, Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified killer.
  13. January 24 – 5PM Arnulfo “Anol” Cadungog, 57, a member of Cebu City government’s demolition team and brother of former Tejero Brgy. Chairman Jessielou Cadungog whom PO3 Eugene Calamba is believed to have attempted to assassinate onJuly 30 2018. The victim was shot by unidentified motorcycle riding killer in M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City. He survived the attack but passed away on April 15, apparently not being able to recover from the injuries (Superbalita FB post April 15).
  14. January 28 – 2:50PM Jaime Perez, 26, Upper Tabok, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his house where he was playing ‘taksi’ with some children.

Van of San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya after the ambush. Photo by ABS-CBN

sources – The Freeman, ABS-CBN, SunStar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, Banat News, Radio DyLA and DyHP, Facebook

Killed in police operations in Cebu: February and March 2019

February 8 – Jimby Casas, 23, So. Toong, Brgy. Cogon, Tuburan. Casas was shot by the police during a buy bust operation in Tuburan. He was brought to the local hospital where he desperately begged for help but a video recording posted online showed that he was not given medical attention. The Commission on Human Rights initiated an investigation. The hospital denied that it left Casas to die.

February 12 – 11:35PM Kent Gabiana, 26. Gabiana was killed by the police during a buy bust operation. He was on the Opao drug watch list according to the police.

February 16 Rolando “Dugyot” Valdez, 26, Brgy. Bulacao, Talisay City. Valdez was killed in a drug bust operation in So. Mananga II, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. He was a high value target and allegedly involved in a variety of criminal activities.

February 21 “Moises” and “Librador“, So. Bato, Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City. The two were killed by combined forces of Cordova Police Station and Maritime Group 7 during a buy bust operation at Shell Island, Brgy. Pilipog, Cordova.

February 22 (Friday) – 1:45AM Kenneth Rosales, 31, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City. Rosales was shot by the police when he tried to get away from a buy bust operation in Selpuveda Street, Brgy. Zapatera, Cebu City. He was shot dead while driving his car. Rosales was reportedly a supplier of ecstasy.

February 22 (Friday) – 2AM Renato Goc-ong, tanod, his wife Emma, and Reynaldo Laguna, tanod, Brgy. Lusaran, Cebu City. The three were killed by elements of the City Mobile Force Company under the Cebu City Police Office. The policemen’s purpose was to serve search warrants for firearms. According to the police, the two tanods were ‘guns for hire’. Relatives on the other hand, said that the tanods and Mrs. Goc-ong were killed in cold blood.

The Goc-ong residence in Brgy. Lusaran, Cebu City. Photo by Alan Tangcawan, Sun Star Cebu

February 22 (Friday) – 4:30AM Cristory “Bhoyax” Montiadora, 30, So. Sala, Brgy. Maya, Daanbantayan. Montiadora was killed by the police when they served a search warrant at his house.

February 28 Benjamin Narbuada alias Benjamin Ycong, So. Ibabao, Brgy. Agus, Lapu Lapu City. Narbuada/Ycong was shot dead in a buy bust operation at So. Ibabao.

MARCH 10 – early dawn. Roland Estiola was shot dead during a buy bust operation at Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City

March 13 Rene Mañosa, Villa Bulsita, Brgy. Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City. Mañosa alias Tambok was shot dead in a buy bust operation led by the San Fernando police in Brgy. Bulacao, Talisay City.

March 17 (Sunday) – early dawn Jesson Aniñon and Aldrich Cesa Deiparine (or Deiparine Cesa), Brgy. Lawaan III, Talisay City. The two men were killed in a buy bust operation implemented by Regional Mobile Force Battalion – 7, Tangke Talisay Forward Base and Talisay City Police Office in Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City.

March 25 (Monday) – 4PM Alex Dimaalip Cuyogan, 35 and Johanna Mae Dilar, 37. The live-in partners were killed in a buy bust operation conducted by the Provincial Intelligence Branch – Drug Enforcement Unit of the Cebu Provincial Police Office at So. Mananga II, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City.

March 30 (Saturday) 3:20AM Eric Ruiz, 28, “high value target.” Ruiz was shot dead by the policemen from the Talisay City Police Station when they tried to serve a warrant of arrest at Brgy. Mohon, Talisay City.

Sources: Balitang Bisdak (GMA 7), Banat News, Cebu Daily News, Facebook, DYHP RMN Cebu, DYLA AM 909 kHz, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman, ABS-CBN

Killed in police operations in Cebu January 2019

January 4 – past midnight. Perlito Brion Jr., 32, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City, and Floriano Mag-aso, 60, driver, Brgy. San Nicolas, Cebu City. The PIB-DEU of the Cebu Provincial Police Office served warrant of arrest on Brion. Brion and Mag-aso opened fire and the police killed them.

January 9 – 1:10AM Arman Barrientos Sungahid, 46, jeepney driver, Lapu Lapu City. Sungahid was killed in an anti-drug operation in Purok Tambis, Brgy. Umapad, Mandaue City.

January 11 Remigio Caballero Atelio, 53, So. Canapnapan, Brgy. Campo 8, Toledo City. Atelio was killed when he reportedly opened fire on members of the Provincial Intelligence Branch – Drug Enforcement Unit of Cebu Provincial Police Office who went to his house to serve warrant of arrest for drugs.

January 21 – 8:30PM Joel Bacalso, barangay tanod. Bacalso was killed during a buy bust operation at Barangay North Poblacion, San Fernando.

January 29 – 6PM Edilberto Atilegando, 30, Purok Rose, Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City. Atilegando was killed in a buy bust operation in Opao. He was in the drug watch list in Opao according to the Opao police.

January 30 – 5PM Richard Padin, 43, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. Padin was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at So. Himombongan, Brgy. Taloot, Argao.

The dead body of Richard Padin. Photo by Argao MDRRMO/posted by Lesley Vestil, Radio Station DYLA

January 30 – 11PM Quazar Bacaltos Quiachon, 42, and Don Sevilla San Diego, both of Talisay City. The two were killed in a buy bust operation in Brgy. Prenza, Balamban. 2.1 kilograms of shabu were reportedly confiscated.

January 31 Roed Cabrera, 43, San Fernando, an alleged former hitman of Franz Sabalones. Cabrera was killed in Brgy. San Isidro, San Fernando in an alleged shootout with police during a buy bust operation .

Sources: Balitang Bisdak (GMA 7), Banat News, Cebu Daily News, Facebook, DYHP RMN Cebu, DYLA AM 909 kHz, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman, ABS-CBN