Town councilor, 2 others killed in Negros
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.
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.