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30 slain in Baguio drug-related deaths 

MORE SUSPECTED drug pushers and users, including a former police officer, were killed in separate incidents in North and Central Luzon last week.
In Tuba, Benguet, A shabu session led to the death of a woman when she was shot  
Here Monday around 2:30 a.m. Monday along Marcos Highway, Sitio Bawek, Taloy Sur.
Chief Insp. Jim Hilario, Tuba police chief, identified the fatality as Kyla Quinto, 17, of Baguio City. 
A police report said Qunito and a certain Ariel Ander Oligario, 27, porter, of Dagupan City and resident of Hangar Market, Baguio with suspects identified as “Michael”, of New Lucban, a certain  “Sibon,” of Pacdal both in Baguio and another male person had a shabu session at Town House in Pacdal.
At about 2 a.m., all boarded a taxi driven by a man they didn’t know and decided to travel to La Union.
When they reached Marcos Highway at Bawek, the driver stopped at the side of the road.
One of the suspects stepped out and grabbed Quinto then shot her at the back using a handgun.
Oligario went out of the taxi but a man holding a gun shot him hitting his right leg and right hand. Oligario hid near a bus stop and sought assistance from a UV Express vehicle that brought him to Baguio General Hospital.
Responding police and Benguet Provincial Crime Lab personnel found the lifeless body of Quinto, who had a gunshot on her back that exited on her left breast.
Recovered at the crime scene were three spent shells for Cal. 9mm pistol and four bullets.
Police said Quinto surrendered under Oplan Tokhang recently.
30 dead in Baguio City
In Baguio City, a total of 30 individuals reportedly died due to legitimate police operations the past five months and suspected rubout by drug personalities wanting to dominate the lucrative drug trade by eliminating those who want to report their illegal activities to law enforcers.
Of the said number of deaths, 26 deaths were under investigation while four alleged drug pushers were killed due to legitimate police operations.
Further, 24 of those who died out of 26 deaths under investigation were drug pushers while two were drug users.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan bared this saying of 1,513 drug surrenderees from the city’s 128 barangays over the past five months, 148 were drug pushers while the remaining 1,365 individuals are drug users.
Of 184 arrested individuals, he reported that 162 are pushers while 22 were drug users.
Domogan said he is open to receiving confidential information even from anonymous texters or callers because information brought to him for immediate action turned out to be positive and drug pushers and users were subsequently neutralized. 
In Cagayan, sales agent Paul Sonido, 35, was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men while fueling up at a gasoline station in Barangay Pengue in Tuguegarao City.
Chief Inspector Ramon Macarubbo, Alcala police chief, said Sonido was on their drug watchlist and surrendered on July 14.
In Isabela, mobile phone technician Ismael Amin Maistegi, 35, was wounded in a gun attack by suspected vigilantes in Purok 7, Bliss Village in  Ilagan City.
Police said the victim is ranked second on the watchlist of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cagayan Valley.
Ilocos Sur
In Ilocos Sur, an unidentified assailant shot dead Judy Tapat, 47, and dumped his body in a grassy lot in Barangay Guimod Norte in San Juan town.
Police said Tapat earlier surrendered to police officers during the conduct of Oplan Tokhang in Cabugao town.
On Tuesday, former San Miguel, Bulacan police officer Marjo Sidayen, 41; Michael Taradel and John Albert Aporedo shot it out with police operatives who responded to reports of a pot session in Barangay Tigoalas, said Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, Bulacan police acting director.
Three caliber .38 revolvers, a 9mm pistol as well as ammunition, several sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia were recovered at the scene.
An alias Jao of Barangay Cambaog in Bustos town allegedly traded shots with policemen during a sting also on Tuesday. 
Crisencio Montaril, 36, of Barangay Sampaloc in San Rafael was having a drinking spree at his house when two unidentified men entered and fired at him.
Two bullet shells for a caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the scene. A piece of cardboard identifying the fatality as a robber and pusher were found near his body.
Two persons identified as Raymund Saddi and Mario Robles, both of Bulacan were killed Dec. 3
Saddi was shot dead by an unidentified assailant as he was playing billiards in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Marilao town.
The assailant left a placard near Saddi’s body before fleeing.
The placard was marked, in Filipino, “I warned you not to leave the house. Now you’re dead. Don’t emulate, pusher/addict.”
Meanwhile, Robles was killed after he allegedly resisted arrest following a sting in Barangay Iba in Hagonoy town.
Police allegedly recovered from Robles an improvised gun, a plastic sachet said to contain shabu and marked money.
Another suspected drug pusher was killed in Bulacan on Monday. Donmer de Jesus resisted arrest and shot it out with policemen during a sting, said Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat, Bulacan police acting director.
De Jesus was pronounced dead on arrival at the Malolos Provincial Hospital. He reportedly yielded a caliber .38 revolver.
Caramat said the fatality was the top drug personality in Bulakan town.

 – Ric Sapnu, Raymund Catindig and Dexter See 


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