Town coun­cilor, 2 oth­ers killed in Ne­gros

Tempo - - Comics - By MARK L. GAR­CIA

BACOLOD CITY – A town coun­cilor of Sal­vador Bene­dicto town in cen­tral Ne­gros was killed along with his body­guard and al­leged live-in part­ner in Barangay Lopez Jaena, Mur­cia town, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal on Fri­day.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Ron­ald San­til­lan, Mur­cia po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge said the in­ci­dent hap­pened around 9:30 a.m. of Sept. 15, with Coun­cilor Eden Ba­cordo, 39, his al­leged live-in­part­ner Lea May Sal­dua, 39, and an Arnold Larida, alias Anoy, 38, be­ing at­tacked by uniden­ti­fied armed men in a house they fre­quented.

Ac­cord­ing to San­til­lan, Sal­dua even tried to shield Ba­cordo, beg­ging for his life but to no avail with the at­tack­ers fir­ing at her and Larida, be­fore fin­ish­ing Ba­cordo off.

Thirty-four empty shells of M-16 and M-1 Garand ri­fles were found at the scene of the crime.

Ba­cordo was among 11 sus­pects charged with mur­der, in con­nec­tion with the death of Char­lie Boli-Boli, a leader of the Revo­lu­tion­ary Pro­le­tar­ian Army Alex Bon­cayao Brigade, on July 8 in Brgy. Bago, Sal­vador Bene­dicto, town.

But the killing of Boli-Boli was al­ready claimed by the Rose­lyn Pelle Com­mand of the New Peo­ple’s Army in a state­ment to the lo­cal me­dia.

Ba­cordo is the son of for­mer rebel leader Vi­cente “Oti” Ba­cordo, who is now the barangay cap­tain of Bagong Silang in Sal­vador Bene­dicto.

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CLEAN AND GREEN. Lapu Lapu City of­fi­cials along with the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP), the Bureau of Jail and Man­age­ment Penol­ogy (BJMP), and res­i­dents col­lected trash in coastal ar­eas on Sept. 16, as part of the In­ter­na­tional Coastal Clean Up Day es­tab­lished by the Ocean Con­ser­vancy, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that work to help pro­tect the ocean from the chal­lenges it faces ev­ery year.

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