Ronnie Macaalay Acoy
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation at home
  • Date of Incident: March 20, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 4:00 am
  • Location of Incident: Kabacan, South Cotabato

By Malu Cadelina Manar

Kidapawan City – Ten suspects were killed in a massive roundup of most wanted fugitives undertaken in several municipalities of Cotabato province Friday and Saturday, reports from the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO) said.

The 10 fatalities allegedly engaged authorities in shootouts, the reports added.

The CPPO data showed that shootouts in the municipality of Tulunan yielded the most fatalities with eight.

CPPO spokesperson Supt. Bernard Tayong identified those slain in Tulunan town as John Ryan Lapastura, Angelito Cabalfin, Jerry Castillon and his brother John Rey. The four others remained unidentified as of press time.

Police recovered from the suspects a caliber-.38 revolver, caliber-.45 pistol, a homemade pistol, three hand grenades, and at least 10 sachets of suspected shabu.

In Kabacan, police killed in two separate anti-drug operations two residents of Plang Village who were included in their drug watchlist.

Chief Insp. Ronnie Cordero, Kabacan police chief, identified the slain suspects as Ronnie Macaalay Acoy and his cousin Datumanong Sambuto Macaalay.

Cordero said they recovered from the Macaalay’s hideouts in Plang Village a pistol, caliber-.38 revolver, and several sachets of shabu.

Police in Kidapawan City also nabbed on Friday a member of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community, who was identified as Quincy Glen Villanueva Adlaon, 25, for drug trafficking. He was also caught engaging in cybersex in his hideout in Barangay Lanao, Kidapawan City, police said.

A drug surrenderer identified as Maribeth Montejo Parba, 41, from Barangay Lanao, was also among those apprehended in Kidapawan City, over the weekend.

In Makilala, two employees of Dole-Stanfilco, one of the country’s largest banana processing companies, were apprehended in a surprise raid on Friday.

Police identified them as Marvin Chatto Tigao, 24, of Purok 4, Barangay Luna Sur; and Sherwin Grabe, 37, of Samonte Subdivision in Poblacion, Makilala. Seized from them were seven sachets of shabu.

Five more suspected drug personalities from the towns in Midsayap, Antipas, President Roxas, and in Arakan, were also arrested during the two-day anti-drug operations, according to CPPO reports.

Other most wanted persons the police arrested since Friday were involved in illegal possession of firearms, illegal gambling, homicide, frustrated homicide, attempted homicide, physical injuries, rape, and violation of Anti-Violence Against Women and Children.

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