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6 massacred in Pampanga

Six persons were killed while another was seriously injured after being shot by suspected robbers inside a home in San Fernando City, Pampanga, on Friday, police said.

Killed were businesswoman Corazon Edejer, 47; her son Kenneth Nolan, 19; stay-in helpers Nelson Hidalgo, 17; “Kakay,” 27; Teresita Camiling, 40; and one Benigno Villanueva, 52, said Pampanga provincial police spokesperson Supt. Anna Liza Guzman.

All succumbed to bullet wounds to the head, Guzman said.

Corazon’s husband Nicolas Edejer, 42, also suffered a bullet wound to the head, but was found alive is now recuperating at a local hospital.

“Mayroon silang business sa palengke, nagbabagsak ng bangus,” Guzman said of the Edejers.

The incident occurred inside the Edejers’ home in L&S Subdivision near the boundary of San Fernando City and Angeles City, Guzman said.

A “concerned citizen” reported discovering the incident around 6 p.m., she said.

Responding policemen found the Edejers lying in separate rooms while their helpers and Villanueva were found in different parts of the house, Guzman said.

A vault that belonged to one of the rooms on the second floor was found in the ground floor, leading investigators to believe that the assailants were robbers.

“‘Yung vault hindi nabuksan, intact. ‘Yun siguro ang kinukuha ng mga suspect. Nasa second floor siya pero naibaba na, hindi nabuksan, iniwan na lang siguro nila kasi matagal na sila,” Guzman said.

The assailants, however, took the DVD recorder of the house’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, apparently to leave no evidence. They also took the family’s Toyota Hi-Lux and used it as their “getaway vehicle,” Guzman said.

The pick-up truck was found abandoned in Concepcion, Tarlac, she said.

Guzman said police in San Fernando City have already invited two persons for “questioning.”

“Mga dati silang nakasama ng mga biktima,” she said of the two. (John Roson)

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Unidentified men entered and snatched at least P1.3 million worth of cash and jewelries from a department store in Butuan City by boring a hole from the adjacent hotel, police said.

The robbery at the Unicity General Merchandise along P. Burgos st., Brgy. Sikatuna was discovered only 9 a.m. Monday, when employees opened shop, Caraga regional police spokesman Supt. Martin Gamba said.

Lalaine Delos Reyes, a supervisor at the department store, told police the robbers carted away four days’ worth of sales amounting to P1.110 million, as well as P200,000 worth of gold jewelries owned by the manager’s mother.

Citing initial investigation, Gamba said the robbers checked in at Room 210 of the adjacent Windsor Hotel past 9 a.m. Sunday.

Using various tools, the robbers bore a hole on the concrete wall to enter the department store’s first floor, he said.

The robbers then proceeded to the manager’s office on the second floor, where they forcibly opened two vaults containing the cash and jewelries, Gamba said.

Found at the scene Monday morning were two hydraulic jacks, a manual drill, hacksaw frame and blades, magnetic screwdrivers, and a claw bar.

Some P177,809 cash – which the robbers surprisingly left – was also found.

Authorities are now using footages of the hotel’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera to identify the robbers, Gamba said. (John Roson)

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A banana farmer and his wife were killed in an ambush by several armed men while on the way to deliver their goods, in Tayabas City, Quezon, on Friday, police said.

Antonio Dayanan, 58, and his wife, Teresita, 50, succumbed to bullet wounds to the different parts of the body, SPO1 Felicito Labitigan, investigator at the Tayabas City Police, said.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. while Dayanan was driving his jeep (VCD-525), which was loaded with bananas, along the barangay road of Brgy. Isabang.

Several armed men waylaid the jeep, repeatedly shot Dayanan and his wife who was sitting next to him, and took a still undetermined amount of cash from the couple, Labitigan said in his report.

Police found at the scene three empty shells and four live ammunition of caliber-.45 pistols. (John Roson)

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Armed robbers shot dead a security guard and took some P2.5 million cash from a rice mill in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, early Monday, police said.

Chief Insp. Elpidio Duenas, Batangas Provincial Police spokesman, identified the fatality as Jojo Reanzares, guard at the M.A. Reyes Trading rice mill in Brgy. San Jose.

Reanzares was found lying lifeless and bloodied at the rice mill’s guard house after the robbery occurred 5 a.m., Duenas said in a text message.

The robbers entered the establishment by destroying the steel gate’s padlock and glass door, then took the portable vault which contained P2.5 million cash, he said.

Senior Insp. Ricky Dalisay, Sto. Tomas Police deputy chief, said the rice mill’s owner, Maribel Reyes Alcoser, is now coordinating with authorities.

Police have invited the rice mill’s six workers to undergo paraffin examination, he added. (John Roson)

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A policeman ended up getting killed while an alleged teacher was injured when their group shot it out with a soldier after a holdup spree in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, on Friday, police reported.

Killed was PO1 Arnold Olvida, assigned at Mati City, Davao Oriental, while his cohort Tomie Olvida, who claimed to be a teacher, suffered a bullet wound on the nose, according to a report from the Caraga regional police.

Three other suspects managed to escape and are now being hunted down.

The shootout occurred shortly before 6 p.m., after the Olvidas’ group staged back-to-back heists in Brgy. Burgos.

The Olvidas, along with three still unidentified men, first held up businessman Nomeriano Curada inside his store, according to the report.

Curada told local police that five men went to his store looking for snacks, but suddenly pulled out guns and declared a heist.

He said the armed men took P400,000 cash, P14,000 worth of jewelries, and a cellphone before escaping towards the National Highway.

Upon reaching the Cortes Municipal Hospital, the robbers tried to take a green motorcycle from Tomas Burnales and his son Vincent.

The Burnaleses resisted so the robbers shot Vincent on both legs and poked a gun on his father’s face, the report said.

It was then that the robbers crossed paths with Msgt. Eleno Leopoldo, of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion, who happened to be walking along the road after visiting his farm.

As Leopoldo passed by, the robbers fired but failed to hit him.

The soldier, who was carrying his caliber-.22 rifle, returned fire, killing one of the robbers on the spot and hitting another on the nose.

Tomas and Vincent Burnales were later brought to the Adela Sierra Ty Memorial Medical Center.

Wounded suspect Tomie Olvida was brought to the same hospital after policemen captured him in a pursuit.

He yielded a caliber-.45 pistol, two magazines loaded with 17 bullets, a wallet containing an ID card from the Professional Regulation Commission, firearm license, Philhealth ID, and P150 cash.

Authorities recovered from PO1 Arnold Olvida’s body a caliber-.9mm pistol, two magazines loaded with 21 bullets, a wallet containing identification cards from the PNP, AFPSLAI, PSSLAI, Philhealth, Pag-ibig, an ATM card, and a payslip for February 2012.

Also found on his body were a metal class ring, a homemade caliber-.45 pistol loaded with five bullets, and another wallet containing P13,040 cash believed to be owned by Curada. (John Roson)

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The parish priest of Tago, Surigao del Sur, lost some P20,000 cash after robbers broke into his car, which was parked inside his church’s compound.

Police reported the incident only on Friday night, by which time suspects have been identified and are being investigated.

Superintendent Martin Gamba, Caraga regional police spokesman, said the incident occurred around 2 a.m. April 28 at the garage of the La Purisima Concepcion Parish Church’s convent.

Several men broke the windshield of Fr. Apolinar Orozco’s red Isuzu Fuego (DSV-775) and took the priest’s wallet, which contained about P20,000 cash, Gamba said.

Orozco told investigators that he did not lock the garage as no such incident had happened in the church’s premises before.

Gamba said local police, after a follow-up investigation, identified Weedol Carcallas, Jesreel Ocliaso, Ronnie Magno, Mark Pontevedra, and Labby Vertical as suspects.

The five, all residents of Purok Calamanse, Brgy. Purisima, were allegedly seen near the convent before the incident and are believed to have perpetrated the crime when people in the convent were already asleep, he said.

Local police have taken fingerprint samples from the suspects and will compare these to prints found on the vehicle, Gamba said. (John Roson)

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A former police official, dismissed from the force just two years ago, was arrested with his cohort after the foreigners they tried to holdup beat them up in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, on Monday.

Senior Superintendent Valfrie Tabian, Nueva Vizcaya provincial police director, identified the suspects as former Chief Inspector Freddie Cacliong and Ivan Dumageng.

The two were arrested after they tried to pull a heist on foreigners involved in the mining business, at a junction along the National Highway in Brgy. Tuao North around 6:30 a.m.

According to Tabian, Chinese nationals Pan Ling Ming, Shu Teng, Filipino-Japanese Enrique Yamamoto, and Filipino-Chinese driver Robert Go were waiting for a tour guide who will bring them to Ifugao, when the motorcycle-riding hold up men arrived.

“They (foreigners) were outside their car so they were able to fight when the heist was declared, they ganged up on the suspects,” Tabian said in a phone interview.

“One of the muggers was wearing a helmet and cannot see his backside well, so he got struck in the head. Maybe he didn’t want to remove the helmet because he’s a former policeman,” Tabian said.

As the scuffle continued, Cacliong drew a gun and shot the leg of one of the Chinese nationals, whose companions quickly came to the rescue and snatched the firearm.

Members of the Bagabag Police eventually arrived and collared Cacliong and Dumageng. The Chinese national who got shot was brought to a hospital, but was allowed to leave after first aid as his leg was only grazed.

It was learned that Cacliong, a native of Ifugao, once served as the chief of police in a town in Isabela, and was dismissed in 2010 because of various cases.

“He (Cacliong) had many cases. When I was still the summary hearing officer of Region 2, he had several administrative and sexual harassment cases, where one of the victims was a fellow police personnel. When he was kicked out of the service, a murder charge also sprang up, he’s a real scalawag,” Tabian said.

Cacliong and Dumageng have already been charged with attempted robbery and frustrated homicide. Police are still verifying if the duo had also been involved in other incidents of robbery. (John Roson)

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Six people, including a police officer, got killed while another was injured in a heist that led to a shootout between the alleged robbers and lawmen in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Killed were Senior Insp. Rene Angelo Alampay, intelligence officer of the Panabo City police; security guard Edgar Mocos; driver Allen Jones Polo; Irene Zamora, and the two suspects, Senior Insp. Gretchin Cinco, Southern Mindanao regional police spokesperson, said.

The heist occurred around 1 p.m. at the Yidong Agri Supply store, owned by Filipino-Chinese businessman Leo Apalie Lai, in Purok Avocado, Brgy. Cagangohan.

Two men on a yellow motorcycle arrived, entered the store, and immediately shot and killed on the spot Mocos and Polo. Darios Pilotos, the store’s warehouseman, was wounded and taken to the Rivera Hospital, Cinco said.

Upon learning the incident, members of the Panabo City Police, led by Alampay, went to the area but were fired upon by the suspects upon arrival.

Alampay died at the scene while his fellow policemen shot it out with the suspects, who took Lai’s vehicle and brought Zamora with them as hostage.

Both suspects died in the firefight. One was later identified as Dexter Marcellones.

Zamora also got killed in the shootout, Cinco said. (John Roson)

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Armed men held up a Chinese official of a mining company in Barobo, Surigao del Sur, taking his car, more than P1.5 million cash, and other valuables, police reported.

The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Monday, but the victim, Wen Tsen-Nan, was only able to report the incident to authorities Tuesday morning after being dropped off by the suspects in Bayugan City, Caraga regional police spokesman Supt. Martin Gamba said.

Wen, general manager of Triple Win Mining Company, told police that he was driving his Toyota Hilux (KDZ-735) from Rosario to Barobo when five men armed with caliber-.45 pistols flagged him down at Sitio Agsur, Brgy. Bahi.

The armed men allegedly pointed their guns at Wen, told him to drive towards Lianga, Surigao del Sur, reroute to a mountainous area of Bayugan City, and took several of his belongings along the way, Gamba said.

Wen said he lost P1.5 million cash, 40,000 Chinese Yuan, 500 Hong Kong dollars, an undetermined amount of Taiwan dollars, a check book, ATM card, a 200 gram gold necklace, a gold watch worth P500,000, a cellphone, and passports to the robbers.

The foreigner told police that the suspects released him in front of a church in Bayugan around 2 a.m. Tuesday then sped away with his vehicle. (John Roson)

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5 killed in Sultan Kudarat robbery

5 killed in Sultan Kudarat robbery
John Roson

Armed robbers shot dead five persons inside a store in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat, Saturday morning, a military official said.

Brigadier General Leo Ferrer, commander of the Army 601st Brigade based in Tacurong City, said some 20 bonnet-wearing men raided a store at Sitio (sub-village) Bagang-bagang, Barangay (village) Midtungok, around 3:30 a.m.

Killed were Julie, 47; Josephine, 45, Jonathan, and Jerson, all surname Pegurak, and Benjamin Pelitro.

“The victims were lying face down when killed,” Ferrer said.

The assailants also took two chainsaws, P40,000 cash and groceries before leaving the crime scene, an initial report from the Central Mindanao regional police said.

Authorities recovered 62 empty shells and three live ammunition for caliber-.30 garand and M16 rifles, the report said.

Members of the Army 46th Infantry Battalion and the Senator Ninoy Aquino Police have been sent to pursue the suspects, Ferrer said. (John Roson)

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