Ranilo Padilla
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 39
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation
  • Date of Incident: May 12, 2018
  • Location of Incident: Bocaue, Bulacan

BULACAN policemen on Saturday gunned down two drug suspects in separate gunbattles in the province and arrested another, Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus said yesterday.

One of the slain suspects identified as Oliver Lucilo, of Bgy. Bayugo, Meycauayan City, engaged members of the Meycauayan City police Drug Enforcement Unit in a firefight during a buy-bust around 12:30 a.m.

Corpus said the local police headed by Supt. Kim Cobre were about to arrest the suspect after he sold a packet of shabu to a poseur but he pulled out a gun and fired shots at the cops. The suspect yielded a loaded .22 revolver, 22 pieces of plastic sachets containing shabu and two P100 marked bills.

The second fatality was identified as Ranilo Padilla alias “Putol,” 39, of Block 124 Lot 8 Saint Martha Phase 3, Bgy. Batia in Bocaue.

Bocaue police chief Supt. Jowen dela Cruz said Padilla sensed an entrapment prompting him to shoot the undercover agent in Bgy. Batia.

Unfortunately, Padilla missed and the cops rushed out from their hiding places to engage the suspect in a gunfight. Recovered from Padilla were nine plastic sachets of shabu worth P15,000, a marked P500 bill, and a loaded .38 revolver.

The suspect’s live-in partner identified as Angelyn Alaala was arrested in the operation.

Meanwhile, the Mimaropa police regional office headed by Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis D. Licup yesterday said all police and military preparations are in place to ensure a safe and fair synchronized barangay and SK elections in the region today.

The PRO4-B is partnering with the Army’s 203rd Brigade headed by Brigadier General Antonio G. Parlade Jr. in securing the region from any threat tomorrow.

Licup said at least 6,000 policemen and military troops will be deployed in all polling precincts in the region.