10 men yield P2.1 million drugs
Two men were arrested by police for allegedly posting a sex video involving a 13-year-old girl on social media last Thursday night in LapuLapu City.
Gender and Development officer Anita Jumamil of Barangay Basak said that personnel from Mactan Police Station 2 arrested McClark Alvaro Aying, 21, who works as an assistant chef of a Chinese restaurant, and his companion Jomel Ceniza Pagalan, 23, around 10 p.m. near a convenience store in Barangay Maribago.
Prior to their arrest, Jumamil said the minor's mother sought help from the Basak Barangay Hall last Monday after finding out that her daughter was involved in a sex video with an adult and that it had been uploaded on Facebook.
“Atong Lunes ang inahan niadto sa among opisina unya karon nagpatabang namo ba nga mao pa niya sa pagkita sa facebook sa iyang anak, na-open man niya, wala siya kahibalo nga mao diay ‘tong nahitabo ba, among gi-blotter,” Jumamil said.
Jumamil contacted the City Social Welfare and Development Office for advice but failed to contact them as personnel of the said office reportedly had a seminar.
Jumamil took the initiative and coordinated with the police to arrest Aying who is accused of uploading the video.
The arrest was scheduled Monday, but it was only on Tuesday night when Aying responded to the online chat of the victim and her mother and agreed to meet. The suspect reportedly offered to delete the sex video in exchange for something.
“Padalhon man kuno ni siyag usa ka minor,” Jumamil said.
Both parties agreed to meet near the Marigondon Police Station but the venue for the meet-up was later moved to a convenience store in Barangay Maribago.
From there, Jumamil said the minor went to the meeting place and met with Aying. Pagalan, Aying's companion, also showed up by the time the minor arrived.
Jumamil said that right then and there they were immediately arrested by police personnel from Mactan Police Station 2.
“Naposasan sila duha,”Jumamil said.
Aying reportedly denied the allegations that he uploaded the sex video and that he and the minor both agreed to have sex. He also claimed a lot of people would use his cellphone and any of them could have uploaded the video.
“Wala man nako gi-upload. Duna nahitabo kay naa mi kasabutan ato. Kahibawo kong minor siya. Wala ko kahunahuna ana, siya man nihatag og kasayuran nga mobuhat og ingon ana. Taparan na ka di pa ba kaha nimo kan-on?” Aying said, adding that he regretted his decision.
Pagalan also denied uploading the sex video. He claimed he was not aware of the situation.
Meanwhile, the minor's mother said that she is willing to file a case against the suspects who earlier met with her daughter through Facebook.
“Mao ako ni sila file-an aron matagam kay against g'yud ni sa law. Inosente g'yud ni akong anak kay wala g'yud siyay kalibutan, mokatawa ra,” she said, adding that her daughter must have given in to peer pressure to commit the act.
Both suspects are now detained in the Mactan Police Station.
Police Officer 2 Geralden Pacelan of the station's Women and Children Protection Desk said charges for violating Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 filed against the suspects.
“Mabalhog g'yud sila sa prisohan. Sa investigation namo, naa g'yuy salaod sila nga nahimo, mao to amo gidakop. Dili g'yud maayo na mahilambigit og sex video sa minor, di sad g'yud maayo mag-video ug maong himoong blackmail sa uban para mahadlok na nabiktima,” Pacelan said.
A total of over P2.1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized from 10 men who were arrested by policemen in separate operations in Cebu City last Thursday.
The first operation was conducted along Juana Osmeña Street, Sacred Heart Hills, Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City, where John Dy, 42; and Michael Dy, 30, both residents of the area, were arrested via search warrant.
Chief Inspector Chuck Barandog and his team implemented the said warrant and seized from the suspects 26 grams of suspected shabu estimated at P309,000, a .32 cal. revolver, a lighter, and drug paraphernalia.
The second operation was conducted in an apartelle in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City, where police arrested Junie Alcober, 40, a resident of Sitio Ponce 1, Barangay Carreta; and Melody Mosquera, 27, a resident of Sitio City Central Barangay Luz.
Confiscated from them were three medium and 12 small packs of suspected shabu estimated at P655,000 and drugs paraphernalia. The said operation was carried out by Chief Inspector Dindo Alaras who was acting on a tip they received that those arrested were involved in illegal drugs.
In Sitio Camansi, Barangay Mambaling, Arlie "Aling" Presillas, 24, a resident of the area, and Christina Flor Toyco, 24, from Zamboanga del Sur were arrested with 20 grams of suspected shabu estimated at P237,000.
Another operation in Sitio Ponce 2, Barangay Carreta led to the arrest of Rene "Ening" Mercado; John Kevin Talingting, 19; and Bienvenido Cabardo, 49, who were found with P830,000 worth of suspected shabu.
In Barangay San Nicolas police also arrested Eugene Managuit, 32, a resident of the area, in an operation along Cabreros Street. The operation headed by Chief Inspector Henriz Bancoleta yielded eight grams of suspected shabu estimated at P95,000 and .45 cal. pistol with seven live rounds.
Those arrested are now detained and waiting for charges to be filed against them.