Shooting incidents and death in Cebu in June 2019

  1. June 1 Richard Cabigas, 30, Bahay, Sibonga. The victim was shot by unidentified gunmen on his way home.
  2. June 1 Carlos Villaber, 40, Tanke, Talisay City. The victim was biking home when he was shot dead.
  3. June 1 George Torregosa Cabase, 33, Liloan. The victim was eating at an eatery when he shot dead by riding in tandem.
  4. June 4 Robert Dalman, 42, a native of Sta. Cruz, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, was shot dead by two unidentified persons inside his hut at So. Baybayon, Brgy. Pitalo, San Fernando, around 1PM. The gunmen arrived on a motorcycle.
  5. June 4. Wounded: Erglodie Bastida, 35, beautician, Deca Homes, Brgy. Tungkil, Minglanilla, was shot and wounded in her foot by her boyfriend Alfredo Espelita, 40, around 7pm inside the beauty salon.
  6. June 7 (Friday) – afternoon. Wounded: Police Lt. Marcelo Cometa, Jr., 48, Brgy. Binabag, Bogo City, assigned in Cordillera Administrative Region. Cometa SURVIVED an ambush. He was riding his motorcycle in Brgy. Anonang Norte, Bogo City, when he was fire upon from a car.
  7. June 8 Alexander Sungahid, 52, mechanic, Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem.
  8. June 9 Christian Paduga, 20, Sibacan, and Remy Capin, 18, Nangka, both of Danao City. The victims were shot dead by unknown assailants. They had attended a diskohan together.
  9. June 13 Ronnie Obenza, 50, a former seaman, Bato, Toledo City. The victim was shot by a lone, motorcycle riding gunman near his home.
  10. June 14 Jay Fernando Rusiana Cruz, 48, security guard, Mambaling, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at 3AM in Mambaling.
  11. June 16 Alexander Lumapak, 24, from Allen, Northern Samar, but had lived in Cebu City for some years. The victim was brought to Brgy. Sinsin, Cebu City, and salvaged. He was found with hands tied, tshirt and tape around his head.
  12. June 16 Fi Yeng Guo Yang, 51, businessman, Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City. Four motorcycle riding persons on two motorcycles attacked the victim who was driving his vehicle near the subdivision where he lived. His two children were wounded in the attack. The police ruled robbery.
  13. June 17 Eddieboy Ortega, 35, septic tank repair man, Pooc, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead in Bulacao, Talisay City.
  14. June 18 Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez, 55, municipal councilor and former mayor of Medellin. The victim was shot dead inside a private hospital in Medellin where he was under hospital arrest. The killers were 10-15 and came in four SUVs.
  15. June 19 Glenn Tata Balazuela, 48, Bogo City. The victim was riding his motorcycle in Bogo City when he shot dead.
  16. June 19 Delfin Sidon, 35, former inmate, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Tunghaan, Minglanilla.
  17. June 20 Vladimir Despi Alatraca, 39, Sunshine Valley, Brgy. Quiot, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a neighbor due to a quarrel over parking space. The killer surrendered.
  18. June 20 Police Chief Master Sergeant Deogenes Carillo, Deputy Chief of Cordova Police Station. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem near Cordova Central Elementary School.
  19. June 21 Jessie Al “Nyur Insik” M. Cañares, 34, habal-habal driver, Pakigne, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead at Pakigne.
  20. June 23 Levi James Villanueva, 22, ‘surrenderer’, Luray 2, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at Cantabako, Toledo City.
  21. June 25 Erlinda Garcia, 70, businesswoman. The victim was shot dead past 9PM at the Carbon Market where she was tending her stall.
  22. June 28 Baby Ulin Labandero, 40, Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead around 11AM at South Coastal Road, Talisay City.
  23. June 29 Pablo Salandron Caminse, 35, Argao. The victim, a mentally disturbed man, was staying in a cave. His mother brought him food. She found his dead body. The victim had been shot.
  24. June 30 Romeo Retuya Oca, 44, San Roque, Talisay City. The victim was found dead in Carcar City.
The wake of Jessie “Nyur Insik” Cañares. Photo from Facebook.

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

Murders in Cebu in July 2019

  1. July 4 Hariz Bell Olivo, 21, Grade 10 student, Moalboal. The victim was murdered with a hammer.
  2. July 5 Alfredo Amit, school teacher, Lapu Lapu City. Victim was shot by a lone killer at Brgy. Mactan, Lapu Lapu City
  3. July 6 Jaime Mercado Repuela, 43, Tubod, Minglanilla. The victim was shot dead at cockfight area in Cuanos, Minglanilla.
  4. July 8 Reynaldo Capada Vega, 51, habal-habal driver, Cubacub, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead at Canduman, Mandaue City.
  5. July 10 Archela Caballero, 28, Lagtang, Talisay City. The victim’s body was found at Cuanos, Minglanilla. She had been shot dead.
  6. July 11 Teodoro Mejares, 53, Casili, Consolacion. The victim was shot dead in front of his wife and grand child shortly after leaving the court in Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City
  7. July 11 Romeo Calunod, 56, trisikad driver, Cordova. The victim was shot dead at Brgy. Pilipog, Cordova.
  8. July 12 Julius Engbino, 43, Minglanilla. The victim was found shot dead at abandoned house in Tangke, Talisay City
  9. July 12 Jerusalem Berbo, 34, Lawaan III, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead at an apartment in Cansojong, Talisay City.
  10. July 13 (Saturday) Antonio Alpas, Jr., 35, sari-sari store owner, Brgy. Casay, Dalaguete, was stabbed to death, his throat slit, by his neighbor who got mad that the victim wouldn’t let him buy cigarettes on credit. A Facebook post a few day after claimed that the suspect had been killed.
  11. July 14 Reynaldo Amancio, 51, farmer, Brgy. Manlapay, Dalaguete. The victim was shot dead in Brgy. Bulak, Dalaguete, while walking home.
  12. July 16 Marlon Gomez, 39, Mambaling. The victim was shot dead early morning inside a billiard hall.
  13. July 18 Angel Daño Augustine, 33, Cagayan de Oro City. The victim was shot dead at So. Sto. Niño, Brgy. Barrio Luz, Cebu City.
  14. July 19 Jason Alonso, Labangon, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead in Katipunan Street, Labangon.
  15. July 19 Niñolito Abaño, 39, Brgy. Pahina San Nicolas, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by inside his machine shop. He was the son of Alejandro Abaño who was shot dead on June 28 in Getafe, Bohol.
  16. July 21 Manuel Daposales, 46, Brgy. Barrio Luz, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at Barrio Luz.
  17. July 22 Renante Otero, Dumlog, Talisay City. The victim was shot dead then hanged from the bridge in San Isidro, Talisay City.
  18. July 22 Rico Saramosing Amodia, 39, Suba-Basbas, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at Poblacion, Cordova.
  19. July 24 Rodrigo Abella, 48, taxi driver, and Charlie Abella Parba, 40, unemployed, of Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. The bodies of the victims were found in Mambaling past midnight.
  20. July 24 Ryan Ponce, 35. The victim was shot by riding in tandem at Brgy. Maribago, Lapu Lapu City
  21. July 25 Jimbo Gadiano, Lawaan III, Talisay City. The victim’s body was found at So. Ilang-Ilang, Brgy. Langtang, Talisay City.
  22. July 25 Magdaleno Amarado Benavente, 68, farmer, Brgy. Maloray, Dalaguete. The victim was robbed and stabbed to death on his way to his farm.
  23. July 25 Richard Inot, 30, ex-convict. The victim was shot dead at noon time at Brgy. Bangkal, Lapu Lapu City.
  24. July 26 Jehr Sigue, 27, welder, Lawaan I, Talisay City. The victim’s salvaged body was found tied to an electric post near the boundary of Campo 4 and Jaclupan, Talisay City.
  25. July 27 Eduard Sanoria, 50. The victim was shot by riding in tandem around 11PM while eating at the roadside in Looc, Mandaue City.
  26. July 29 Romy Ramas was shot dead inside the Mandaue City Jail. Ramas, in jail since May 2017 on drug charges, was allegedly connected with the late, suspected drug lord Steve Go (murdered inside the Mandaue City Jail in June 2018) .
  27. July 29 Edwin Melicor, 50, tricycle driver, Brgy. Maribago, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Bagong Bayan, Brgy. Maribago. Previously arrested for drugs.
  28. July 29 Danilo Batoctoy, 29, Brgy. Balud, Dalaguete. The victim was shot dead by a neighbor .
Salvage victim Jehr Sigue. Photo courtesy of dySS 999 kHz (GMA 7 Cebu)

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

Violent crime and death in Cebu in August 2019

August 2 Lester Emnace, 27, and Jofer Bohol Amancio, 37 of Pulpogan, Consolacion. Shot dead while asleep

August 3 Jayson Mendoza Sarmiento, 22, from Brgy. Kawit, Medellin. Found salvaged at Brgy. Guizo, Mandaue City.

August 5 Juanito Menguito, 73, former PC, Andres Abellana Street, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead at So. Almacen, Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City. (CDN)

August 5 Marlina Balacy Cabellon, 60, Cogon Pardo, Cebu City, a native of Lazi, Siquijor. Shot dead in Duljo Fatima while riding her e-bike in the afternoon. Killer identified

August 6 Raymond Pastor, (19 or 29), So. Lower Kawayan, Sambag II, Cebu City. Shot dead at his home .

August 8 Junrey Soco Bauga, 38. Shot dead at Basak, Mandaue City. Suspect reportedly identified.

August 10 (dawn) Lenie Ochea Noval was mauled and stabbed to death at Brgy. Poblacion, Compostela. The police see personal grudge as motive and have arrested a suspect.

August 13 Jasper Perez, 30, Brgy. Guinsay, Danao City. The victim’s lifeless body was found at 5AM by a habal habal driver at Brgy. Dawis Norte, Carmen. The victim had been hogtied, mouth, hands and feet taped, and executed. He was allegedly involved in drug business.

August 13 2:30PM PO2 Jobie Libradilla Antipolo, absent-without-leave (AWOL) since March 2018. Antipolo was shot dead during a payroll robbery at Sta. Teresita Village, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City. His companion got away with estimated P300,000. It is not clear who shot Antipolo. Antipolo shot and seriously wounded the security guard who brought the payroll money. Update: Pepe Acosta, Antipolo’s partner in crime, was arrested on Aug. 14 with P192,000 of the P300,000 heist. Acosta was injured by the same triggerman who killed Antipolo.

SPO2 Jobie Antipolo, shot dead in the afternoon of August 13. Photo by Brgy. Tisa Kagawad Jessie Campos (from Facebook).

August 14 Michael Hong Yu, 38, Brgy. Nangka, Consolacion. The victim found shot dead in So. Capasanan, Brgy. Casili, Mandaue City around 11:30PM. He was identified days later (Cebu Daily News, August 17).

August 15 Morning Gil Pedida Antonio, 57, former seaman, residing at Brgy. Maribago, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was driving his multicab when he was shot dead by riding in tandem at So. Mahayahay, Brgy. Soong I, Lapu Lapu City. The victim’s two children aged five and two were not physically hurt during the incident.

From the crime scene in Brgy. Soong I in Lapu Lapu City where Gil Antonio was shot. Photo by DYHP RMN

August 15 – 7PM A 15-year old girl is shot dead by riding in tandem at Brgy. Panadtaran, in San Fernando.

August 16 Joel Monteroso Quijano, So. Tinago, Brgy. Alang-Alang, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead in Alang-Alang by riding in tandem. According to the police, he was linked with suspected drug personality Danilo Flores Olivar who was killed by riding in tandem, also in Alang-Alang, on October 22, 2018.

August 18 (Sunday) – 9:45AM Akira Togo, 72, Japanese national residing in Toledo City. The victim was shot dead in the street in Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City. On August 19, the police disclosed that Police Patrolman June Zamora of Talisay City Police Station had admitted to killing Togo. His motive was personal.

A Japanese man was shot dead in Toledo City. Photo: dyHP RMN Cebu

August 19 Irving Querubin, 49, former seaman, Lapu Lapu City. The victim was shot dead by riding in tandem in Brgy. Pajo, Lapu Lapu City. He had just come from a court hearing in connection with a drug case. The driver of the car was wounded.

August 19 – evening. Mario E. Paraiso, 38, farmer, So. Camanggahan, Brgy. Poog, Toledo City. The victim was shot dead by unidentified killer who went to the victim’s house. The police said they heard reports that the victim was into drugs.

August 20 Nelson Rosani, 47, laborer, Brgy. Catarman, Cordova. The victim was abducted from his home by armed, masked men in the middle of the night and brought to So. Shooting Star, Brgy. Babag, Lapu Lapu City. His bullet-riddled body was found there around 5 in the morning. The police say that the victim was in the drug watch list

Spectators at the site where Nelson Rosani’s body was found. Photo from DYHP Facebook

August 20 evening Armando “Max” Bernaldez Oppus, 34, Davao City. The victim’s body was found with bullet wounds at Brgy. Cansomoroy, Balamban. The hands were tied and the victim’s face was wrapped with boxer shorts. His burnt car was found at Brgy. Sunog, also in Balamban. Oppus was involved in an investment scheme called “Crowd Royals” originating in the Davao Region and cases for estafa had been filed in Davao City.

August 23 Raymond Montemayor Rama, 32, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City. The victim’s body was found floating in the waters off Shell Island, Cordova, in the morning of August 23. The body was identified on August 25 by the mother. She had last seen her son on August 21. Rama had been shot in the neck. His hands had been tied.

Another salvage victim. The body of 32-year old Raymond Rama was found on floating off Shell Island on August 23. Photo grabbed from DYLA Newsbreak Facebook page

August 23 Murder/robbery: Francis Jacosalem, 25, internet attendant, from Brgy. Labogon, Mandaue City. The victim was shot dead in cold blood by two robbers. They got away with about P7,000.

Francis Jacosalem had many friends. They expressed their grief through posts in Facebook. Photo grabbed from the victim’s Facebook account.

August 24 (Saturday) – 5:30PM Eric (or Erek Jay) “Danny” Limutan, 47, job order employee at Brgy. Tingub, Mandaue City, assigned as driver. The victim, who served time at New Bilibid Prison for theft, was shot by riding in tandem when he was eating at a stall near the Tingub barangay hall. He had 14 bullet wounds. Four persons were involved in the attack.

August 26 – 3:30AM Julius Cesar Aliganga, 22. The victim was sleeping when two men broke into his house in Brty. Pangdan, Naga City, and shot him dead. The police said that the victim was in the drug watch lists of Cebu City and Talisay City.

August 26 – 7:45PM Jerwin Jumao-as, 27, Brgy. T. Padilla, Cebu City. The victim was shot dead by a gunman riding a motorcycle in M.J. Cuenco Avenue in Brgy. T. Padilla .

August 27 – Murder/robbery A 72-year old Filipino-German man was robbed and stabbed dead inside his house at Brgy. Suba-Basbas, Lapu Lapu City past 5PM.

August 31 – around 3AM. Police Staff Sergeant Alfredo Pagaling, assigned at Minglanilla police station. The victim was inside the patrol car at Lipata, Minglanilla, when he shot in the head by an unidentified gunman. He was brought to the hospital but didn’t make it. UPDATE: On September 2, the police killed Jessie Harold Manugas, 31, and Jesmer Languido Fernandez, 21, in Brgy. Sangat, San Fernando, and Brgy. Bolinawon, Carcar City, respectively. Manugas and Fernandez were identified by the person they had tried to kill (in Talisay City) about an hour before P/SSgt. Pagaling was shot. The two, escaping from the crime scene, thought Pagaling was the blocking force of the police. The first shooting incident stemmed from a fraternity war.

P/SSgt. Alfredo Pagaling. Photo: Minglanilla Police Station (edited)

August 31 Mr. X. Body of victim found floating in the waters off So. Guinabsan, Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City. The victim’s head had taken a blow, a blow that the police considered the likely cause of death.

Sources: Balitang Bisdak (GMA-7), dySS Super Radyo, Banat News, Cebu Daily News, Facebook, dyHP RMN Cebu, dyLA 909 kHz, Sunstar Cebu, Superbalita Cebu, The Freeman, iNews.Ph, ABS-CBN