A Remorseful Ayalin Wants to ‘Rest Now’
Fugitive former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City wants to rest now as he was already arrested for his crimes.
Ayalin who first refused to be interviewed allowed selected media outlets to get his side without asking him how the crime happened.
But one thing, he said, he did not resort to shooting if only he was not shot first. He did not elaborate further.
Ayalin who was detained at Cell No. 3 at Silay City PNP jail is heavily guarded by the city police force and reinforcement from Regional Public Safety Battalion based in Brgy. Bagtic, also in the city.
He also asked for a priest so he could confess his sins.
Ayalin was not brought to the court yesterday and only his arrest warrant was returned back to Regional Trial Court Branch 69.
He has yet a commitment order from the court, but his family asked that he be detained either at Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bacolod City or at the Provincial Jail in Brgy. Abuanan, Bago City for his safety.
He said he wants his case expedited so he could rest at the National Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa, Metro manila.
He is remorseful this time and asks understanding for what he did. He said he cannot prevent other people and family of his victims to curse him because it is their right.
Supt. Jacob Crisostomo, Silay City police chief said, Ayalin told him right after the killing that he left his motorcycle and the firearm beside Imbang River in Brgy. E. Lopez and escaped.
He wanted to go to his mother’s relatives in Salvador Benedicto, but this did not materialize as his victims also had relatives in the place.
Crisostomo said, he spent the night in an abandoned building in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City and took a roll-on, roll-off vessel for Dumangas, Iloilo at dawn of March 8, 2011.
He rode a bus for Caticlan through Mindoro and reached Batangas then proceeded to Iba, Zambales, where his wife’s cousin lives.
He since then sold "buko juice" for livelihood until his arrest last Thursday, May 15.
Ayalin arrived in Negros Occidental via the Bacolod-Silay Airport at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday escorted by ten police officers from NOPPO intelligence unit.
Ayalin is facing nine charges; 4 for direct assault with murder, 3 for frustrated murder and 2 for attempted homicide for the May 6, 2011 carnage.*