‘NPAs’ Kill ‘RPA-ABB Cmdr.’ ; ‘Cops Shot Dead’ Cadiznon
Nine armed men, suspected to be New People’s Army (NPA) hitmen, shot dead a farmer and alleged commander of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Bongcayao-Brigade (RPA-ABB) in Barangay Bago in Don Salvador Benedicto town.
In Cadiz, a suspected drug pusher got killed in a firefight with policemen in Barangay Zone 1.
DSB Police Station chief, Sr. Insp. Jovito Bose, in an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, said shot dead by nine armed men in Sitio Agbalasyang, Brgy. Bago, was Charlie Buli-Buli, 35 years old, of the town
Buli-buli’s brother-in-law Dodoy Salazar, meanwhile told DYEZ that the former was applying fertilizer on his palay farm when the armed men approached him.
Recovered from the scene of the crime were two empty shells of a caliber 45 gun, 13 empty shells of M16 rifle, 2 empty shells of an M203 and an empty shell of a 9mm pistol.
Policemen are still conducting more investigations, while some residents in the area expressed belief the rebels were behind the killing.
IN CADIZ CITY.
Cadiz policemen shot dead one of the two suspects, while the other other escaped, when they traded shots with cops in Purok Talisay in Barangay Zone 1, Cadiz Saturday night.
The victim was identified as Rodel Cordova “Alyas Coycoy”, 40, married and resident of Barangay Mabini, a hinterland barangay of Cadiz City.
He sustained a bullet wound in between his neck and head and was declared dead-on-arrival at Cadiz Emergency Clinic.
Police recovered his .357 Magnum with two live bullets and two empty shells.
His companion, Jury Cordova, “Alyas Bugrok” of Purok Talisay in Barangay Zone 1 escaped. He is allegedly the cousin of the victim who came looking for John Paul Batusin, “Alias Polpol” claiming he has a gurdge with the victim’s relative in Barangay Mabini.
The two came looking for Polpol at his house, but Polpol sensed their presence and so went to a house of a Dutch national, Erick Constancio, to hide.
The suspects, sensing that Polpol was in another house, went to look for him and even pointed a gun at the Dutch national.
But Polpol was able to sneak out and reported the incident to Cadiz PNP.
Six members of Cadiz PNP responded together with Polpol.
Upon reaching the place, the two suspects saw Polpol and they fired at him but missed.
Policemen immediately took cover at the cemented dike in the area with Polpol.
But the suspects continued firing prompting the cops to return fire that hit the victim.
Jury was able to escape while firing to a dark area of the place.*(With reports from Cyrus M. Garde)