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Abra Town Villagers Smell Cover-up In Police’s Shooting Rampage Probe 

By Artemio A. Dumlao
BAGUIO CITY (September 28, 2013) – Dolores town villagers and their officials smell foul in the police’s probe of the August 23 free-for-all shooting rampage where a former vice mayor of that town, his cop-brother and a bodyguard of the incumbent town mayor of that same town were killed.

Reason why, they are asking forensic experts from the National Bureau of Investigation to step in and conduct an independent inquiry and exact justice.
Villagers led by Dolores town officials and Mayor Roberto Seares Jr.,  want an independent probe of the incident to thresh matters out, to serve justice to all those involved and finally have a closure on the issue that accordingly has been muddled up in the beginning to serve partial interests.
In what eye-witnesses said was simply prompted by an altercation over a dice game at a wake,  Police Officer 3 Dindo Guzman, 45; assigned at the police station in Bangued, Abra’s capital, his elder brother – former Dolores vice mayor Dante Guzman, 53 and Jun Cabanaoan, a bodyguard of mayor Seares Jr. were killed in an apparent shooting free-for-all in sitio Balneg, barangay Poblacion.
Also hurt in the ala “wild wild west” scenario was businessman Christopher Tordil, 40 and Abra Electric Cooperative employee Cesar Zapata, 34.
Earlier, Cordillera police said the former vice mayor had a heated spat with a certain Christian Jay Cortez alias Immong while playing a dice game locally called “dado” at the wake prompting the policeman to attempt to frisk Cortez.
Cortez accordingly however hurriedly left the gambling table but the Guzman brothers followed him.  Moments later, a gunfight broke out involving the Guzmans and Cabanaoan and others.
PO3 Guzman, his brother Dante, Tordil and Zapata reportedly sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment, but the Guzman brothers did not make it.
Mayor Seares Jr.’s bodyguard Cabanaoan also died in the gunfight.
Police investigators found at least 18 fired cartridges of cal 9mm;  13 fired cartridges of cal .45; one slug fragment of unknown caliber; a deformed slug; a live ammunition for cal .45; another live ammunition for cal .9mm; two copper jacket fragments; and one black holster.
Cortez, the Cordillera said, voluntarily surrendered to Abra police director Sr. Supt. Benjamin Lusad while Jeffrey Borgonia and other suspects are still being hunted now.
But the town council passed a resolution recently asking the NBI as an independent body to probe the rampage after showing dissatisfaction with the police probe that seemed favored the slain policeman but pinned down others especially Cortez who is now facing murder and frustrated murder suits simply after submitting himself to the police in an apparent bid to shed light on the shooting.
“We want the people, the relatives of those involved to know what exactly happened for us to be able to move on after the harrowing event,”  Mayor Seares Jr. said.
Initially, the Cordillera police welcomed the independent probe.  “Karapatan nila yan,” said Cordillera police spokesman Supt. Davvy Limmong after insisting that Cortez have been found to have also fired a gun after a paraffin test on him after the incident.
Town officials, said Mayor Seares Jr., “only want the truth and want a fair and impartial investigation.”***Artemio A. Dumlao***


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25 thoughts on “Abra Town Villagers Smell Cover-up In Police’s Shooting Rampage Probe 

  1. Good move Mayor Seares….you can never trust PNP Abra.. they are a bunch of………….

    Posted by Rock8 | September 28, 2013, 12:45 am
  2. Uray man no nbi aginvestigate nu hukos pukusen met piskal jay ifile da nga kaso? Kitaen tayo jay father and son, immamin pay jay hitman Dan, nagbayag latta resolution kaso. Agemail kuma jay maseknan diretso ken secretary de Lima tapno agkaron ti follow up jay kaso.

    Bareng a nu handa pay sinelselan kwarta jay ngiwat ni piskal.

    Posted by Godfather | September 28, 2013, 8:20 am
  3. Sapay koma ta rummuar to pudno nga napasamak. PNP agaramid iti report maipanggep ti aramid maysa nga kaduada (PNP)? I can smell something “fishy”. I don’t take sides, I just want to see impartial investigation and justice for all.

    Posted by Genti | September 28, 2013, 9:43 am
  4. Ay apo napasmak ata ata adda nangibaon ksdya lang d u pylang amo kakabsat…;;;;;;hmmmmm ata ta no haan da aramiden dya kuna n BOSS aket kaac met dgitay badigulyong… Bato bato sa langit ang tamaan aglisi…

    Posted by Gayem on | September 28, 2013, 10:52 am
    • Gayem On, Agindidi-ammon sa met ni Apo JR tapno kunwari saan isuna karaman dayta krimen ket nalawlawag pay ngem iti raniag ti init tengga’t aldaw nga isuda ket Banting ti nangplano dagiti estratehia nga ipakat dagita bagidulyong na tapno mapugas amin nga kalabanda iti pulitika.

      Posted by agin-agin | September 28, 2013, 6:09 pm
  5. Ay apo aya kuno badigulyong na ni jun cabanaoan pati adya pinatiltilan t dante… Ay apo pinadaanan da dagidya dwa nga agkabsat dya arwar isu nga npasamk adya ta naplano ay aya han u nga kailngan nga imbistegahan ata nga npasamaken ta amo amin t tao no anya t pudno d u pylang aya amo hmmmmmm okis naket nga pulitika……

    Posted by Gayem on | September 28, 2013, 9:43 pm
  6. nya na ngarud ti ekspektaren tayu kadagiti kapulisan ti ili a dolores abra, kaddua da nga pulis itinnag da ngarud? agaramid da a ti report nga mangsalwad ti kaddua da iti uniporme ken mang paawan ti responsibilidad iti organisasyon da. imbes nga agpatrulya dagitoy nga public servants ta adda koma met pakinabangan kanyada, haan ta adda da idiay uneg ti stasyon ta agfezfacebuk wenno agbuybuya ti teleserye nga my husband’s lover…puros da la porma, agur uray sweldo 15-30 ken agpadpadakkel lateg ti paglaingan da.

    Posted by lakay bonbon | September 29, 2013, 11:05 am
  7. Narigaten no agpatang ni cortez tsk tsk tsk. Makapakerbyos no maamwan ti agpayso.

    Posted by JOMA | September 30, 2013, 8:07 am
  8. To answer once and for all questions… Sino kadi ti makinbadigard daguiti Karaman iti dayta nga insidente? Sino ni Jeffrey borgonia? Sino ni jun cabanaoan? Sino ni Christian Cortez? Sino Tay Maysa nga pilar nga Karaman? Amammo Amin nga taga Dolores nga dagitay nga tattao ket badigoliong ni mayor jr seares.

    Sa pay nga santo laeng nagparang dagitay nga tattao di diay natayan idi kappas an nga nagpariri ni Cortez? Saan kadi nga nalawag napan nagpaarayat ni Cortez kanya da? Gapuen ta ni cabanaoan ket naggapu pay laeng diay balay da iti Brgy bayaan.

    Posted by Dolores free us from violence | October 2, 2013, 2:10 am
  9. Naalam DFUFV! Bagam kani Erection data ta saan makasipsipot hahaha.

    Posted by JOMA | October 4, 2013, 5:45 am
    • Ay Joma,di mo aya marikna ti bias na?

      Posted by Meoff | October 4, 2013, 11:15 am
    • Not all written in the news are true joma am more interested the story behind any incident. Making reports does nt reflect the real story ask the pnp and other media practicioners who are in payola of politicians, gambling lord, scam operator and other persunalities invlvd in ilegal.

      Posted by eric shawn | October 4, 2013, 8:25 pm
  10. Kuarta ken kinaturay, saan nga hustisya ti adda ti Abra. Dakkel ti pammaneknek nga naiplano ti pannakatay dagitoy 2 nga Guzman brothers! Ikamangda ti NBI ti caso ta ammoda nga kinapudno ti resulta ti investigation ti PNP. Diay NBI, kasla met la diay father n son triple murder case nga pagtalnaen met laeng ti kuarta. Karit Kanyayo supt Supt. Magalong, Lusad n other senior officers ti pagbanagan ti pannakatay ti maysa nga Tao yo. No saanyo nga itakder ti kalintigan na, maikat tiloyalty ti kapolisan kadakayo ket agbalinksyo amin nga laglag ti panagkita ti tao. Kas dagiti politico, agpapada kayo laeng nga kuarta ti napateg ken agpapapada nga pasurot ti demonyo, hipokrito nga Kristiano. Saan kayo nga makonsensya ti ipakpakanyo ti familyayo!

    Posted by TAGAMASID | October 4, 2013, 7:41 pm
    • Yes me off am nt only bias against takit and other corupt politicians i hate them i even volunteer myself when the opurtunity comes to prosecute them or even neutralize them i wl put them in gas chamber kurakot na cla they let ordnary citizen being kiled by their alies. He is the gov and he must answered all these.

      Posted by eric shawn | October 4, 2013, 8:19 pm
  11. Am-amirisek ti mabasbasak, kasano nga naplano? Nakellaat tay Jun ta napaltogan apaman nga nasabat tay Polis ngem nakapaputok di ammo no isu ti napatay kadagiti agkabsat nga Guzman. No “naplano”, idi plinanoda ti aramidenda, di koma saan nga simmabat diay Jun? Di ni Jun koma ti immuna nga nagputok nga nakalemmeng? Ania kadi ti palawag dagiti “witnesses” ken ania ti report dagiti PNP? Ammuen tayo nga kadua da Gob (and PNP) ti Guzman ket kontra partido ni mayor JR, sinno ngarud ita ti napigpigsa iti poder, Guzman or Seares? “Analyze this”.

    Posted by Genti | October 5, 2013, 11:17 am

      Posted by eric shawn | October 5, 2013, 11:01 pm
      • Deyta nga imbagam, umanamong nak.

        Posted by JOMA | October 7, 2013, 2:24 am
        • so what now?

          Posted by eric shawn | October 7, 2013, 7:21 am
        • Joma ,paris paris bulong ti atis.Till somebody goes to prison,be it politicians or their badigolyongs on the grounds of homicide or corruption,I dont see any progress of life in the Philippines.For me ,it is just lip service.

          If they (the powers that be) are really serious and put everybody who are guilty of all crimes, I dont think there are enough cells in prison to accomodate them. In the meantime, tuloy ang ligaya.

          Posted by Meoff | October 7, 2013, 10:31 am
        • Meoff kung ganyan pananaw mo u beter nt make coment here most of the bloger here are comenting because they want change

          Posted by eric shawn | October 7, 2013, 5:15 pm
        • I am in agreement of all the changes most abrenians aspire but I am also a realist. I am just telling the facts as I see it.

          I am exercising my freedom of expression like you do. There is nothing wrong with what I am writing.Only the administrators could silence me.

          Posted by Me off | October 7, 2013, 10:07 pm
        • Pardon me on being the pessimist here,the Ampatuan case makes me feel this way. Justice delayed is justice denied.

          Posted by Me off | October 7, 2013, 10:23 pm

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