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

Violent crime that happened in Cebu in February 2019

  1. February 1 (Friday) – 6AM Judy Lozano, 39, truck driver, Sitio Kalubihan, Brgy. Pajac, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Sitio Abuno, Brgy. Pajac.
  2. February 1 – just before midnight. Allan Ouano, 25, Mandaue City. The victim, riding his motorcycle along El Filibusterismo Street in Brgy. Ermita, Cebu City, was shot dead by unidentified killer. The police said that personnel of Cebu City Medical Center found a “medium pack” of shabu in the victim’s pocket.
  3. February 5 – 10:50AM. Manny Alcaraz, 45, a member of R7 Unified Marshalls of Minglanilla Police Station, a Cebu City resident but temporarily residing at Brgy. Linao, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead near his home at So. Lower Lipata, Brgy. Linao, while walking.
Manny Alcarez murder scene. Photo by Manuel Gonzales, posted in Facebook February 1 2019

4. February 5 – 10PM. Adrian Bate Vergara, habal habal driver, So. Kalubihan, Brgy. Jogobiao, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Poblacion Oriental.

5. February 8 – Brothers Carmelito (60), Conrado (65) and Eufronio Garces were hacked to death by their neighbor, an ex-convict, at So. San Isidro, Brgy. Perrelos, Carcar City. The suspect went to the brothers’ house and attacked them with a sickle.

6. February 12 – Unknown reported as ‘drug pusher’. Dead body found in Brgy. Pooc, Talisay City.

7. February 17 (Sunday) – afternoon Joselito Junio, 26, from Samar but had recently relocated to Brgy. Pit-os, Cebu City. The victim was ambushed by four men at Brgy. Pit-os.

8. February 18 – Unidentified body found at So. Mananga, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City

9. February 20 – 3:20PM Marv John “Marchan” Soco, 34, Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Looc. He had been arrested on February 12 during a police buy bust operation where Kent Gabiana was killed. Soco had posted bail.

10. February 20 – John Pearlnel Dinoro, 48, Alang-Alang, Mandaue City, businessman involved in sand-gravel business, a former driver and bodyguard of former senator, congressman and Toledo City mayor John Osmeña. Dinoro SURVIVED an ambush in Mandaue City.

11. February 21 – 12:15AM Clark Tejero Cañadora, 35, habal habal driver, Purok Tundan, Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City. The killers barged into the victim’s house and shot him dead while he was sleeping.

12. February 22 – 4AM Gabby Sabalones Gabisan, 41, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City, and Mar Bacus Kernaez, 37, Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City. The two victims were found shot dead at Sitio Ibabaw, Brgy. Maghaway, Talisay City.

13. February 22 – Jeremias Miñoza Herbieto, 52, a former policeman; Adrian Manlisi Cabunelas, 30, Pulpugan 2, Consolacion; Wilmer Lawas, Langosig, Danao City; and Joel Cabardo, recently released from Davao Penal Colony. The four were traveling through Brgy. Danlag, Consolacion when they were attacked by four persons on two motorcycles. Herbieto’s wife was the lone survivor. According to the police, Herbieto was the target. Cabunelas, however, was in the local drug watch list, the police disclosed.

14. February 23 – SHOT DEAD IN RAMON MAGSAYSAY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR: San Fernando, Cebu, municipal councilor Alfonso Donaire IV.

15. February 26 – 1AM Jayson Mampua, So. Kimba, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified killer in Brgy. Hipodromo, Cebu City (CDN, February 26, 2019).

16. February 27 Nonilito Abay, 46, Chief Tanod of Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City, and Joel Melicar, 33, trisikad driver, both residents of Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City. Chief Tanod Abay was shot dead by riding in tandem. Melicar was killed too when he tried to block the way of the killers.

17. February 28 – 4AM Glenn Bayno Llanes, 41, Espina Compound, Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead while drinking with friends outside his house.

Vehicle of John Pearlnel Dinoro. The victim survived the ambush. Nestle Semilla/Radio DYLA.

Killed in police operations in Cebu from April to June 2019

  1. April 5 Eduardo Omac Baliling (Valencia City, Bukidnon) and Henry Labajo (Zamboanga City), So. Paradise, Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City. The two men were killed by members of the City Intelligence Branch – Mandaue City Police Office when the latter served search warrants for illegal possession of firearms. The police linked the two to the Ozamiz City based “Parojinog group”
  2. April 5 Jessie Parojinog alias Oyong. Parojinog was killed by members of City Intelligence Branch – Mandaue City Police Office when the latter went to Brgy. Tingub, Mandaue City, to arrest a certain Frederex Secretario (illegal possession of firearms and ammunition). Link to “Parojinog group”. Note: Danilo Parojinog killed by riding in tandem in Brgy. Tingub on April 6.
  3. April 11 – 9PM Manuel Paz Baclohan alias Sungkil, 47, Brgy. Calawisan, Lapu Lapu City. Baclohan was killed by the police during a buy bust operation outside his house. Baclohan was 2nd and 6th in the drug watch list of Mandaue City and Lapu Lapu City, respectively. He was arrested by CIB-MCPO in August 2017 for the shooting of a barangay captain (the latter was hit in the leg and died from cardiac arrest at the hospital). Two “large packs of suspected shabu, two .45 pistols with 14 live ammunition” were recovered from Baclohan then. He was identified by an eye witness (Sun Star Cebu, August 8, 2017).
  4. April 14 – 1:30AM Jackson Bonghanoy Segundino, 35, the 4th most wanted criminal in Talisay City, alleged hitman of a drug syndicate. Segundino was shot dead by the police who served warrants of arrest at So. Lawis, Brgy. Maghaway, Talisay City.
  5. April 16 (Tuesday) – 9PM. Gilbert Dela Peña Alesir, 35, So. Mananga 1, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City, was shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation in Talisay City.
  6. April 29 Gerly Luwagi, 27, Most Wanted drug personality in Cebu, and Junel Lasam, So. Crusher, Brgy. Lawaan III, Talisay City but staying at hideout in Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City . Luwagi and Lasam were killed in a shootout with members of Provincial Intelligence Branch – Drug Enforcement Unit (PIB-DEU) of Cebu Provincial Police Office who went to serve warrant of arrest issued in August 2017. Luwagi reportedly took over the drug business of Steve Go who was killed inside Mandaue City Jail in June 2018.
  7. April 30 John Paul Caidic, So. Kimba, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City. Caidic was killed by the police in a buy bust operation in So. Kimba.
  8. May 1 – 3AM P/Cpl Feliciano Yballe, Jr., 27, member of Cebu City Police Office City Mobile Force Company, Brgy. Sudlon I, Cebu City. Yballe was shot dead by members of PIB-DEU. Initially Yballe was reported to be the suspect in the assassination of P/MSgt. Junard Cinco in Toledo City on April 30. However, the police later changed the story and claimed that what transpired at Yballe’s house was a ‘misencounter’.
  9. May 16 – around 10AM. Dean Torrefranca, a retired U.S. Marine, had shot dead Jimmy Bartilic, the barangay chairman of Lawaan 3, Talisay City, and his own stepson, Jed Ybañez. He then set his house on fire. The responding policemen shot dead Torrefranca.
  10. May 30 – 6AM Leonardo Gelasque, 34, Ronda. Gelasque was killed in Brgy. Saavedra, Moalboal by police who served warrant of arrest for frustrated murder.
  11. June 7 – past 9PM. Benjie Dela Rosa was shot by the police who responded to hostage taking in So. Cabangkalan, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City. Dela Rosa held his cousin and the cousin’s friend hostage. The police recovered three handguns from Dela Rosa. The cousin was wounded during the shootout.
  12. June 20 Ramil Amagos, 30. Amagos was shot dead by the police during buy bust operation at So. Magay, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City.
Scene of police operation that resulted to killing of Gerly Luwagi and Junel Lasam on April 29, 2019. Photo by The Freeman (Facebook)

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

Murder and other violent crime in Cebu, March 2019

  1. March 1 – 4:15AM Joey Repaso was shot dead by unknown assailants at So. Mananga II, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City (Banat News)
  2. March 1 – 9AM Matt Ranilio Baring, 40, vendor and tour guide, Brgy. Soong, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem.
  3. March 1 – 1:40PM Mikael “Tambok” Fernandez, 34, construction worker, So. Sto. Niño, Brgy. Pasil, Cebu City, SURVIVED an armed attack by riding in tandem. Fernandez was shot in the face while he was painting a house at So. San Roque, Brgy. Pusok, Lapu Lapu City.
  4. March 1 – 10PM Roland Ardiente, 39, Brgy. Busay, Cebu City. The victim had just milk for his child when he was shot dead (The Freeman).
  5. March 6 (Ash Wednesday) SPO3 Mikie Baruc Espina, Talisay City but assigned in Masbate. The victim who was at his chicken dressing plant in Zone 4, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City, was shot dead by sniper/shooter who fired his firearm from a van.
  6. March 6 (Ash Wednesday) Neil Benjamin Eugenio Yap, 34, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City. Out on bail after having been arrested for selling ecstasy on January 11, 2018, Yap was in his car when he was attacked by riding in tandem at Brgy. Guizo, Mandaue City. The victim had just come from a court hearing.
  7. March 6 (Ash Wednesday) Janelyn Encila, 31. A sister of Jocelyn Encila who was arrested on March 3. Janelyn was shot dead by riding in tandem as she alighted from a taxi in Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City.
  8. March 7 – 7AM. Kerwin Oraiz, 24, employee at a local mall, native of Calape, Bohol. Oraiz was shot dead while walking to his work.
  9. March 8 – morning. Jason Narrido, So. Tiago, Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City. The victim had dropped his son off at San Isidro Elementary School when he was shot dead by riding in tandem.
  10. March 9 James Michael Remulta, 32, mechanic, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was shot many times by assailant who went to his place of work. The victim had previously been in jail for robbery and was facing drug related case at the time of his murder.
  11. March 11 Christine Lee Silawan, 16, Lapu City. Ms. Siliwan’s body was found on March 11. She had been stabbed to death. The case has been solved.
  12. March 13 Celso Conje Jamelo, 63, businessman, Brgy. Tayud, Liloan. The victim was ambushed.
  13. March 14 FRUSTRATED MURDER: Businessman Isidro Go, 53, survived a bullet in his head. He was shot at a cockpit in Mandaue City past 10PM.
  14. March 21 SPO2 Francis Villamor, assiged in Mindanao. The victim was shot dead at the Danao City Palace of Justice.
  15. March 22 Janice Bayarcal, 32, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified killer at Bayanihan Village, Brgy. Quiot.
  16. March 22. Jojie Evangelio, 19, So. Tabay, Brgy. Pooc, Talisay City. The victim was visiting in a friend at So. Canipaan, also in Pooc, when three men wearing bonnets arrived and shot her dead.
  17. March 23 – 8:10PM Maria Frelyn Dela Rita Agbon, 44, security guard at a mall, staying at Upper Riverside, Zone 2, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified killer at So. Upper Riverside, Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City.
  18. March 24 – early dawn. Carol Dixie Bacalso, 28, Brgy. Tangke, and Felix Yaris, 30, Poblacion, Talisay City. The live-in partners were shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City. According to the police, Ms. Bacalso was selling drugs at Tangke.
  19. March 28 – 2AM. Ricardo Avenido, 38, and Agnes Pugoy, 36, So. Lapyahan, Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City. The live-in partners were shot dead while asleep at their home. The couple had seven children, the eldest 13 and the youngest one. The Mandaue City police said that Avenido was doing business with Jocelyn and Janelyn Encila. Jocelyn was arrested on March 3, Janelyn shot dead by riding in tandem in Labogon on March 6.
  20. March 28 – 11PM. Sandy Paquibot Kho, 36, van driver, Brgy. Gun-ob, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Gun-ob.
  21. March 28 A 19-year old college student survived being shot. He was waiting for a bus at So. Kimba, Cansojong, Talisay City.

“I’m calling all those who are linked with this drug group to surrender to authorities as they will be liquidated by the Ozamis group as the Encila family has broad knowledge of the drug syndicate of the Ozamis group so they must be silenced by their hitmen …. It is better to be behind bars than outside as the Ozamis group manifested that they can kill their members if they are already a threat to their drug syndicate.”

Mandaue City Police Director Julian Entoma on March 7 to Superbalita Cebu in connection with the murder of Janelyn Encila

“Most nights I wonder how a thousand moments I had just taken for granted, mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more. “

Facebook post by the daughter of a victim

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 

Fatalities in police operations in Cebu July – December 2019

July 5 – evening. Roy Dinoy, 32, habal habal driver, and Nolito Sacaday, habal habal driver and vendor of puto and cuchinta, Brgy. Pardo, Cebu City. Sacaday was shot dead on the spot while Dinoy expired at the hospital. This was the result of what the police reported as a buy bust operation at Brgy. Cadulawan, Talisay City. However, an in-law of Sacaday had a different version of events. The police, in civilian attire, went to Sacaday’s store and asked him if he knew Dinoy, the target of the buy-bust operation. The civilian attired policeman had Sacaday, who – according to the in-law – was not involved in drugs – show him Dinoy’s place. Sacaday ended up being killed on the spot.

Wake of Nolito Sacaday, killed by the police in a buy bust operation on July 5, 2019. Photo from Facebook posted by Sacaday’s relatives.

July 11. Danilo Gamayon Balabag, 32, Brgy. Tabok, Mandaue City. Balabag was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at Tabok.

July 22. Roger Almodel, 23, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City. Almodel was shot by responding policemen after a failed robbery at Brgy. Tejero, Cebu City.

July 23 Prince James Ledesma Mapalo, 21, Pinamungajan; Alfredo Zosa, Barili; and Roque Abellar, Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City. The three men were killed by a joint team of Mandaue City Police Office and PDEA-7 during a buy bust operation at Zuellig Avenue, Mandaue City. 11 kg of shabu with estimated value of P74.8 million (P6,800/gramf) was recovered. The police link Mapalo, Zoza and Abellar to Rustico Repuela Ygot who is serving time at NBP.

July 25 Vernabe Suello, Julie Daugdaug, 30, and Aniceto Daugdaug, 31, all of So. San Lucas, Brgy. Biasong, Talisay City. Suello and brothers Daugdaug were killed by the police in a buy bust operation at So. San Lucas.

July 25. Keinlee Artista, 24, Brgy. San Isidro, San Fernando. Artista who reportedly got out of jail in May was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at San Isidro.

July 26 John Almons Abrenica, Lawaan I, Talisay City, and Juanito Palagtiosa, Lawaan III, Talisay City. Abrenica and Palagtiosa were shot dead by the police around 1:30AM during buy bust operation in Brgy. South Poblacion, San Fernando.

August 7 Florencio “Jong-Jong” Derecho Almerez, Jr., 30, National Road, Brgy. Looc, Danao City. Almerez was shot dead by the police at So. Lambing, Brgy. Catarman, Liloan. The police responded to a report about two armed men on a motorcycle. Almerez’ companion Aldrin Asis Lucernas, 22, was wounded.

August 10. Jorge “George” Macalinao and “Dickson”. The two men were killed when they allegedly shot it out with policemen from Cordova and Talisay City during at buy bust at So. Tabay, Brgy. Cansojong, Talisay City.

August 15. Norman Arellano, 41, Lapu Lapu City. Arellano was shot dead by a policeman who responded to a report about trouble at So. Isoya, Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City. Arellano attacked the policeman with a Swiss knife.

August 26. Eleasar Cañete, 50 and jobless, was shot dead by the police in Brgy. Nahus-an, Sogod. He was reportedly drunk and ran amok armed with a grenade and a revolver. The barangay chair called the police and Cañete was shot in the subsequent shootout.

Sep. 2 – afternoon. Jessie Harold Manugas, 31, was shot dead by the police when they served a warrant of arrest at the suspect’s home at Brgy. Sangat, San Fernando. Manugas was involved in an armed attack on a member of a rival fraternity on August 31, and in the fatal shooting of P/SSgt. Alfredo Pagaling in Minglanilla an hour later.

Sep. 2 – 10PM. Jesmer Languido Fernandez, 21, was shot dead by the police when they served a warrant of arrest at his home at Cambutan, Carcar City. Fernandez was involved in an armed attack on a member of a rival fraternity on August 31, and in the fatal shooting of P/SSgt. Alfredo Pagaling in Minglanilla an hour later.

Sep. 5 – past 5PM. Emilio “Ting Milyo” Maxilom Castro, former barangay councilor, Brgy. 5, Tuburan. Castro was shot dead by the police in an alleged shootout at Brgy. 5. H was a “high value target” and in the drug watch list.

Sep. 23 – evening. Lorenzo Lepardo, considered a “high value target”, was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at the cemetery, Brgy. Cogon, Cordova.

September 24 – evening. Manuel “Mario” Cutin Prada, 53, Purok Kalabasa, Brgy. Danglag, Consolacion. Prada was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation. Three persons were arrested.

Oct. 9 – 2PM. Arbet Arbellon and Arnel Macan, both of Brgy. Bangbang, Cordova, were shot dead by the police during an alleged shootout at Brgy. Bangbang. The two fatalities were reported to be into drugs. The police operation failed to get a certain ‘Lowell “Boyet” Pacallago’, a ‘rogue’ policeman and reportedly the main target of the operation.

Oct. 20. Kevin Plaza Andales, Brgy. Lorenzo Tan, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; Wilfredo Suerte Enguito, 47, Brgy. Lorenzo Tan; Philip Faburada, 47, Tondo, Manila City; and DC Glenn Tairos, Brgy. Lawaan, Talisay City, were killed and five others arrested for robbing jewelry stores at J Centre Mall, A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City, in the early evening of October 19. The police caught up with the suspects when they tried to leave Cebu via Palumbato Wharf in Bogo City.

Oct. 26 – 9AM. Ritchie “Kano” Eballe and Reynaldo “Yetyet” Mabuti were shot dead by the police in a buy bust operation at Brgy. Tayud, Consolacion.

Nov. 2 – 2AM. Luciano “Ciano” Dibdib was shot dead by the police. Dibdib had earlier shot his sister-in-law in the head. It happened in Dalaguete.

Nov. 6 – 5PM. Rolando “Negro” Jumao-as, Lapu Lapu City. Jumao-as was shot dead by the police during a buy bust operation at Purok Rambo, Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City.

Nov. 9. Joey Tito Casas, 40, from Brgy. Guinsay, Danao City but temporarily staying in Bryg. Marangog, Bogo City. Shot dead by police in buy bust operation at Brgy. Marangog. Casas was recently released from prison due to plea bargain. He was arrested in a drug bust operation in Brgy. Guinsay in July 2017.

Nov. 19. The police shot Racky Bacang in the knee after Bacong stabbed his mother. This happened at Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City.

Nov. 25. Anecito Buhat, 40, Brgy. Bugas, Badian. Buhat was shot by the policemen who went to his house to arrest him. He reportedly shot at them.

Dec. 19, shortly after midnight. Louie Tanudra Singwatt and Marlon Carlos, 39, residents of Brgy. Pahina Central, Cebu City, were shot dead by policemen who responded to robbery alarm. Singwatt, Carlos and a third suspect robbed a handbag from a woman at M. Ceniza Street, Brgy. Maguikay, Mandaue City.

Sources: Balitang Bisdak (GMA 7), Banat News, Cebu Daily News, Facebook, DYHP 612 khz, DYLA 909 khz, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman

Killings in Cebu, April 2019

  1. April 6 – 12:06AM Danilo Parojinog, 46, tricycle driver, Riverside, Brgy. Tingub, Mandaue City. The victim was shot by riding in tandem at So. Pilit, Brgy. Cabancalan, Mandaue City. See April 5 2019 'Killed in police operations'
  2. April 7 Ramil Abueva, barangay councilor, Brgy. Ilaya, Ronda. The victim was shot by an unidentified gunman at Brgy. Ilaya.
  3. April 9 Thesa Mae Ygay, 14, Grade 8 student, Brgy. Tabok, Danao City. The victim was stabbed to death and hidden inside a septic tank. Jessie Mediquillo, a 34-year old security guard, confessed to the crime.
  4. April 10 – 10PM Angelo Lamboloto Llano, 29, dancer, Taguig City but temporarily staying at Brgy. Pajo, Lapu Lapu City. Llano was shot dead upon leaving the night club. A man stepped out of a Nissan Navarro and shot the victim many times.
  5. April 10 – around 11PM John Michael Hermoso, 29, and Kis Ramos, 21, were shot dead while closing down a coffee shop in Ramos Street, Cebu City. According to the police, Hermoso was the target and the motive was personal.
  6. April 12 Roland de Asis Egdamen, 42, habal-habal driver, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead around 1:20AM by unidentified gunman at So. Mayupay, Quiot.
  7. April 12 Reynard Escalla, 38, Carreta, Cebu City. The victim was stabbed to death at Carreta at 2AM.
  8. April 14 Michael and Fraldine Kate Canes, 27 and 24, husband and wife, owners of online business, Brgy. Umapad, Mandaue City, The victims were shot dead on their way home by riding in tandem. Their 8-year old child was seated between them and pretended to be dead. The police insisted that the couple was in the drug-watch list but relatives, friends and employees denied this.
Fraldine Kate and Michael Canes (from Facebook)

9. April 18 – QUEZON CITY. Franz Sabalones, Cebu’s No. 1 drug personality, is shot to death by riding in tandem in Quezon City.

10. April 19 (Good Friday) Niño Rosos Alburo, 26, Brgy. Bacawan, Daanbantayan. The victim’s body was found at Brgy. Casili, Mandaue City and identified three days later.

11. April 20 (Saturday). Loyd Obrero, 35, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City, was shot dead on the spot, while his wife, their 3-year old daughter and a friend were wounded, when four men wearing masks arrived and opened fire on the group. Orero was a drug surrenderer according to the police.

12. April 23 – early dawn. Marilyn Abraham, 44, So. Bantigue, Brgy. Luyang, Carmen. The victim was awoken by the knocking on her door. When she opened the door, she was shot dead by an unidentified man (The Freeman, April 24, 2019).

13. April 25 Primegilda Bakunawa Quirante, 46, businesswoman, a native of Dumanjug. The victim was shot dead inside her business establishment in Banilad, Cebu City.

13. April 30 – 8AM Police MSgt. Junard Cinco, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Toledo City. The killing was believed to be in retaliation by ‘drug syndicate’ for the victim’s involvement in the successful neutralization of Gerly Luwagi on April 29.

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

Violent crime in Cebu, May 2019

  1. May 2 Cris Quiñones, 29 (female), Mananga 1, Tabunok, Talisay City, and Joy Cansancio, 24 or 27, So. Crusher, Lawaan 3, Talisay City. The two women were shot dead by unidentified person early in the morning.
  2. José Peñafil Antonio, 45, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Lapu Lapu City
  3. May 3 4PM Alvin Morales Cueva and Joel Generalao, both of Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City. The victims were shot dead inside a taxi cab at Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City. They had reportedly posted bail for drug related cases.
  4. May 3 evening. P/MSgt. Joseph Villamor, Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City, assigned with PNP Maritime Group. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in front of his house.
  5. May 6 past 4PM. Junwill Sigue, 47, a computer technician, Brgy. Mohon, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead by unknown assailant.
  6. May 11 Marben Toling Bensi, 33, Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City. The vcitim was shot dead in Brgy. Basak, Lapu Lapu City.
  7. May 15 8:15PM Jessiel Bonghanoy, 25 was shot by an unidentified person at Brgy. South Poblacion, San Fernando. The gunman fled on a motorcycle that was waiting for him. The victim survived and was brought to a private hospital. No further updates available.
  8. May 16 10AM Lawaan 3, Talisay City, Brgy. Captain Jimmy Bartilic and Jed Ybañez were shot dead by the latter’s stepfather, a retired U.S. marine. The was a result of a family conflict that Brgy. Chairman Bartilic tried to settle. The stepfather was later killed by the responding police.
  9. May 19 – 3PM. An unidentified male was shot dead at So. Salvador, Brgy. Tangke, Talisay City (from Facebook)
  10. May 20 – 10:20PM. Gerald “Dodoy” Maramara Villamor, 20, Brgy. Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead in Colon Street, Brgy. Kalubihan, Cebu City. He was shot in the back. The police said that he was a thief and had served time for drugs.
  11. May 20 – 10:40PM. Jay Bulaong Caruana, 28. The victim was shot dead at the corner of Manalili-Legaspi Streets, Brgy. Santo Niño, Cebu City. The police believed there was a connection between the killings of Caruana and Villamor. They were both thieves, according to the police, but belonged to different group. Caruana had been arrested for drugs in 2016.
  12. May 21 2:30PM Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City. The victim was shot by motorcycle-riding assassins after having attended a hearing at Cebu City’s Palace of Justice.
  13. May 22 Lindy Campus Braga, 31, Brgy. Lawaan 3, Talisay City. The victim, pregnant and mother of two children aged 1 and 3, was shot in the head around 2AM while the three were sleeping.
  14. May 22 Jamar Sanchez, 37, Brgy. San Isidro, Talisay City. The victim was brought to Brgy. Tabunok and shot dead by two men past 6PM.
  15. May 24 (Friday) Sonny Sollano, habalhabal driver, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was – for unknown reason – shot dead by Rolando Castillas, a habalhabal driver, traffic enforcer and member of a local ‘force multiplier’. A responding policeman shot Castillas.
  16. May 24 – 9:30PM. Jay Brian “Bads” Basa, 41, So. Star Apple, Brgy. Umapad, Mandaue City. The victim was having a drinking session with some friends outside his house when five bonnet-clad persons arrived on three motorcycles and shot him dead. According to the Mandaue City police, the victim was in the drug watch list of Police Station 5 in Mandaue City.
  17. May 27 Juvic Abellana, Brgy. Lawaan 1, Talisay City. The victim – reportedly ‘in and out of jail’ – was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Sumbria, Lawaan 1.
  18. May 28 Nikko Baricar, 34, Brgy. Mambaling, and his friend John Paul Gallon, Brgy. Kalunasan, Cebu City. The bodies of the two victims were found, burned beyond recognition, at Brgy. Putat, Tuburan.
  19. May 30 Fritz Seno Libato, 34, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City. The victim’s body was found in Brgy. Binaliw, Cebu City. The victim had been blindfolded and shot five times.
  20. May 31 Leomar Angana, 32, Brgy. Candabong, and Arnel Bayabian, 30, Brgy. Tapon, Dumanjug. The victims were attacked by armed men upon leaving the cockpit at Brgy. Cang-actol. Angana, believed to the target, expired the following day at the hospital. Angana was arrested at least twice before – in 2011 and 2013 – for illegal possession of firearms, among others. In April 2013 he escaped from the police detention cell.

Sources: Sources: Balitang Bisdak, Banat, Bombo Radyo, Cebu Daily News, Facebook, DYHP, DYLA, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman