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Update: Abra Capital Town Village Chief Murdered

Raymund Evangelista (file photo)

Raymund Evangelista (file photo)

By Artemio A. Dumlao (abrenian.com)

Bangued, Abra (October 15, 2013) — A village chief of the capital town of Bangued in Abra was murdered Monday night, in yet the latest among the apparent rash of killings resuming in the province.

Raymund Bustamante Evangelista, 42, barangay chairman of Sinapangan, in Bangued was shot by his villagemate, a certain Berto Belisario at around 6:15 Monday night along Purruganan St., Zone 6, in the said town.

Bangued town police said Belisario invited the village chief to their house to chat on something that is still being probed. However, when the victim together with a certain Melchor Yves Sibayan was on their way to the suspect’s house, they were met with gunfire.

The barangay chief was immediately killed while Sibayan managed to flee unhurt.

Police said the firearm used was a caliber 45.

Sources claim that the village chief was an ally of former mayor Ryann Luna, who was ousted from his post before the May 2013 polls after a court ordered his arrest over the murder of a political bet in the 2010 polls.

Luna has fled and has not been arrested by police since then.

Less than a week before the barangay chairman’s killing Monday night, another Abrenian was murdered which was feared to have signalled the outbreak of hostilities in Abra ahead of the barangay polls.

At 7:30 Tuesday evening last week in barangay Cabaroan, Tayum town, 62 year old farmer Crisencio Molina was shot by still unnamed gunmen over a supposed tiff at the irrigation system.

The victim was accordingly irrigating his rice field when he met the two suspects and confronted him. The victim insisted that it was his schedule to water his rice field but the suspects got irked and shot the victim successively.

Four bullets were pumped into the farmer’s body.

Police though insists it was purely a misunderstanding over the irrigation services that prompted the shooting.

Two fired cartridges of caliber 45 were found at the site of the shooting.

A day before that, 45 year old tricycle driver Elmer Ermino Galera was killed by gunmen while unloading his passengers in barangay Sagap, Bangued.

Police have since been hunting down brothers Larry Galera, 37 and Lebert, 31, who accordingly just approached the tricycle driver and shot him in the chest and neck.

Policemen found one fired empty shell for cal. 5.56 and two fired empty shells for cal. 45. ***Artemio A. Dumlao***


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71 thoughts on “Update: Abra Capital Town Village Chief Murdered

  1. Hay naku… Sino pa ba ang sisisihin jan eh super linaw na valera-bernos again ang nagpapatay! Pekpeklan nga luna ta natay… Hay… Kakasawa… Wag na kayong mag imbestiga! Wala ring hustisya yan… Kunwari nanaman na may check point and everything chuva ekekekek… Hhhmmmppp… Babooosh…. Ulawen yu man gasat Ti tattatao nga ignorants sen… Chao!

    Posted by TagaBanBantay | October 14, 2013, 8:02 pm
  2. Condolences to the bereaved family…

    Posted by Patrick | October 14, 2013, 8:13 pm
  3. a Very tiring and sickening ABRA news.

    Posted by kiddo | October 14, 2013, 8:25 pm
  4. tinira da ni kalak pinapatay ni kibor.

    Posted by Anon | October 14, 2013, 8:43 pm
    • Husto ta kunam anon. Ni Berto Bilisairo ket bata ni badong ken vice mayor allan. Mamin ano dan nga pan kinapatang ni Kalak including the chief of police bangued ken mismo nga kibor tapno agsanud but no can do. Ammo amin nga ni kibor awan pangabak na ti kapitan ken Kalak. This is the ultimate solution and he paid for his dear life. Sigurado ak nga libre man daytoy nga kason. Agpayso, the last election ket agkakadua da gapuen ken Allan. Tettan ket adda met ni Allan ken Dominic. Nia ngarud tetta? Draw your own conclusion.

      Posted by GM | October 15, 2013, 3:32 am
      • Attention: gen magalong i read that cop is involve in partisan politics kick him out as u kicked some oficials in the past

        Posted by eric shawn | October 15, 2013, 6:11 am
        • Gen magalong ni kanu met cop fabro ti makingapuanan nu apay nga ngdive nga kasla eroplanu ti krimen ti bangtjed. If true then congratz cop fabro

          Posted by eric shawn | October 17, 2013, 6:19 am
    • apay nga ni kibor ket kabagyan na adda naka kita no cnu ti pimmatay adda video na cctv

      Posted by jack | October 15, 2013, 3:41 am
  5. Ni berto nga belisario t nangpaltoog bata met la t luna adda personal nga riri da panggep t shabu kanu,tsk tsk tsk,bad media man atoyen haan na political motivated t gapu n nu apay natay,syaatem sysop t reporting mo tapnu haan ka agkamali!

    Posted by Bilitsairo | October 14, 2013, 10:07 pm
    • Mas kapatpati detoy nga rason. Nu impapatay da apay nga mismo nga balay jay pimaltog ti nakapasamakan na di ba?

      Posted by Motit | October 14, 2013, 10:17 pm
    • Awan ti adu pambar ken rason billit tsina nga sairo. May maysa gapu na pannakatay ni Kalak, POLiTICALLY MOTIVATED. Ammo amin nga taga Sinapangan nga ni kibor AWAN pangabak na kenni kalak.

      Posted by GM | October 15, 2013, 3:40 am
      • kasat nu nga haan a politically motivated daytoy pannakatay ni kapitan ket isu ti agdama nga kapitan dta zone? uray balibaliktaden isu latta papanan na. amin nga bata ni demonic nangnangruna kenni kibor ti zone 6 agraman ni madam M para kapitan zone 5 ken sylvia para kapitan lipcan. no mabalin la diay aso na ket pag kandidatuen na kuma pay. kastan di kina agum da ti turay. adda met pangkat ni takit para kapitan na.

        Posted by rinuker | October 15, 2013, 10:28 am
  6. bata batuta ni allan seares ni berto nga belisario ket ni met kalak ket t luna (jenricks)…….kasla adda nauneg nga rason daytoy nga pammapatay ket ni honorable vice mayor allan laengen ti makaammo jay nauneg nga rason na….

    Posted by kapitan tutan | October 15, 2013, 1:49 am
  7. saan latta met nga maikkat ti impression da ken vice mayora dymphna……

    Posted by kapitan tutan | October 15, 2013, 2:30 am
  8. Condolence to the Evangelista family.

    May you rest in peace Kap Kalak.

    It’s better to die fighting for freedom and democracy than to live life in chains!

    Posted by GM | October 15, 2013, 4:05 am
  9. Awan pakainaigan na ti politika daytoy a pasamak,personal datoy kas kuna tay ubing nga witness,agsinsinungbat da berto belisario ken kalak ti text sa napan nagsigga ni kalak diay mismo compound ti belisario ket liniputan dan a ta ugali met dagitoy belisario ti lumaban nga patraydor,adda ti ebidensiya yanti celfon ni kalak including tay cctv camera ni ikko nga belisario…

    Posted by Bilitsairo | October 15, 2013, 4:23 am
  10. This one is for you kap raymond.

    “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.”

    I salute your braveness. You are “da man” with integrity and principle who does not surrender your values.

    Posted by abay ti waig | October 15, 2013, 4:27 am
  11. Ti kibor ket ni belisario? ket ti met kalak ket ni kapitan evangelista?

    Posted by syoke69 | October 15, 2013, 6:24 am
  12. condolence to the Evangelista family,

    Posted by Daisy lemay | October 15, 2013, 5:54 pm
  13. condolence to the Evangelista family.

    Posted by Daisy lemay | October 15, 2013, 5:56 pm
  14. “Is everybody blase now (too benumbed and unaffected) about the series of killings in Abra? Prior to 2013 elections, takutan ang lahat. Ipinagkakalat that ‘Abra is the Killing fields of the North’. Now on hindsight, it seems that – that was more a political strategy to: a) get media attention and for them to tail the opposition and thereby weakening them; b) reinforce the reason in demanding military intervention which works to the advantage of the incumbent and allied parties; c) warrant the need for ‘intelligence’ which, was recorded as having been spent 12 Million for by the Governor’s office according to the COA report 2012 which has just been released in August (6?), 2013. (Way past the election date in May). NOW, if truly, truly that the authorities in Abra are for the GOOD of the province, what is being done about these killings now? Isn’t this same situation that warranted the ACTIVE presence of the military in Abra to keep peace prior to the election?”

    Posted by comli2013 | October 15, 2013, 11:08 pm
    • 12 million spent for intillegence means a lot of relevant informations to eradicate violence in Abra. But maybe our ‘good’ governor got no intelligence to use this intillegence reports for the province advantage! Ano ba yan? 12 million is a lot of money for the poor which is plenty especially in the hinterlands. Pagod ka na gov., halatana! After your term in 2016, go back to USA AND ENJOY LIFE. If you preferr to stay in out country, seek true peace by soliciting the help of pastors or priests to prepare yourself for a better life after death. Again read what I’ve been Mentioning the kind of life after death beyond compare in Revelation 21:4. I pray hard for your peace, health and guidance for this 2 yrs n 8 mos left of public service. You have done your best, but your best fall short to the eyes of Abrenians these last 3 yrs. Rest, peace and spiritual cleansing is/are your needs!

      Posted by TAGAMASID | October 16, 2013, 8:21 pm
    • I doubt it the gob takit realy gave the intel fund to the agency concernd in the maintenance of peace and order thats wy im requesting the pio pnp of abra to give their reaction if nt it wl be construed that the fund was given to the pnp and afp for their loyal suport to the candidacy of gob takit and hs party or he shared also to our comrade in the hinterland who are fighting for joma interest.

      Posted by eric shawn | October 17, 2013, 12:08 am
  15. Could the 12 Million Intelligence fund of the Governor’s Office for 2012 had something to do with the ‘fantastic achievement’ of having no politically motivated death last year. Tagamasid? Just asking.

    Posted by Scarface Pacino | October 16, 2013, 9:48 pm
    • Certainly, 7 months before election to be exact. Newly assigned PNP officials in Abra guided by then newly appointed reg.supt Magalong made awesome performance. But these days the ugly head of criminality appeared unchecked. New PNP leadership is needed n wake up call for the governor to use the intelligence money is needed, otherwise Eric S might tell to the world again ‘………..thief’

      Posted by TAGAMASID | October 17, 2013, 6:56 am
      • Yes tagamasid i doubt if the governor disbursed the 12m intel fund for its purpose if he released it to the pnp and afp then that is another story it construed as grease money like pdap for the pnp and afp to be loyal to takit and his allies and the rest of the fund diverted to takits pocket.

        Posted by eric shawn | October 18, 2013, 9:07 am
  16. GSA( God Save Abra )wants to extend its deepest condolence to Kap Raymund Evangelista’s family. May you rest in peace sir!
    Justice for Kap Raymund….

    Posted by comli2013 | October 16, 2013, 11:33 pm
  17. Including thyself. Remember the lamentation of Saint Paul? ” I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate… For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do…
    Wretched man that I am! (Romans 7:15-24).

    Posted by naeling | October 16, 2013, 11:50 pm
  18. Ser sysop, tapikennak laeng no mangrugikan nga agkamat ti adda giring-giringna (agbagtit) ditoy a.com. Asidegen, ser! Ita ta di pay naladaw, sardengyon AHHHH! LOL

    Posted by syoke | October 17, 2013, 8:57 am
  19. hi hi hi, nakaunget ni Kabul . . . I have a high IQ aya . . but that won’t bother you if you offended me. Hi, manang COM . . .musta, manang? Mayakto agpasyar dita Maui . . idtan sa met ti ayanmo? ala, Kabul, no puro la met biblia ti pagpapatanganyo, aglualo tay laengen ahhh, namaymayat pay. La irugimon ti manglualo. taga . . sumurotkami including eric shawn no kayatna. Ney, many were called; but few are chosen aya (kalla met padi ti turongnan . . . ). Baka kastoy ti kayatmo sawen . . .many were called but most lost their vocations.

    Posted by syoke | October 17, 2013, 6:59 pm
  20. naguneg ti biblia,skriptura,binnatog,bersiculo ti maibagayo ta nayanak kayo nga addaan ti kutsara,ngem no nayanak kay koma kas kadakami nga napangpanglaw pay ngem bao,baka ilunod yo payen ti APO! malug LUGI man ken SAAN ti abreco,basta adda kuryente AYOS ! bay an tayo nga paneknekan ni apo jun nga saan PUYOT isuna kas ibagbaga ti dadduma.hehehe

    Posted by pagalsemas | October 17, 2013, 10:34 pm
    • Wen makisimpatiya ak kenka pagalsames padasen kuma da naeling ken others mapan kadagiti depresed nga lugar tapnu marealizd da nga awan apo da dagtoy nga tatao ada man apo da dagtoy pulitiko nga makaited silpo biag da ngem anya kasukat nd exploit ta agaramid ti krimen againts kalaban da. Isu nga ada lingtan grp malapaaw kids, danglas mavericks, lapaz hlander ken lagayan tol. Ala inkau basaan ti verses dajtoy ta tinga ti amen da.

      Posted by eric shawn | October 18, 2013, 10:20 am
      • I forgot tineg boys pay ala inkau amen amenan dagtoy nga pinarsua ta bang bang kunada kenka naeling. Isu nga panay atakar ko ken takit ta adu kuma makuntribute na panagtalna dagtoy nga tattao nu hanna unaen tngpats kadagiti substandard nga infra na.

        Posted by eric shawn | October 18, 2013, 10:35 am
        • Pagayam Eric Shawn, I have been in the Bundoks of Abra going cross wards with NPA platoons. I am preaching in one house at night while the NPA ideologues are doing their things next house. At one occasion, we have our gatherings with community people, down stair are NPAs spying on our activity. Its a life threatening situation. The reason I criticized Tagamasid of upholding the justice system of the NPA, China and some other non-christian countries because of his ignorance on who this people are. Communist number one enemy is religion. Their ideology is based on materialism. There is no God, only matter. When I was a student, we fought the LFS in the campuses of Metro Manila, counteracting their Maoist materialistic ideology. The battle was won upon the collapse of communism world wide that commenced at Berlin in 1988 and a domino effect at the USSR and East Europe. If not, Philippines should have been communized. If that is the case, you cannot even voiced up anything in this thread.

          Posted by naeling | October 18, 2013, 8:20 pm
        • comrade naeling if your post is true then keep on posting here against corruption and violence. we are in the opposing side but we have one common purpose.i believe in One God but pardon me i do not practice the teachings of religion because of my job exposure in the differrent place of our country i was convinced that there is no true religion and i dont see representatives of each religion of their integrity and sincerety my impression to them is they are exploiting filipino people for their own personal interest as abra politicians are doing to poor abrenians.

          Posted by eric shawn | October 19, 2013, 6:58 am
  21. sinno ngata ti umuna nga agbagtit! LOL

    Posted by syoke | October 19, 2013, 1:58 pm
  22. kontrabida ka met ng amaysa MEOFF……bagam man ta husto nga nagan mo ta naganganas no ammok ti kasarsaritak wenno sungsungbatak?

    Posted by comli2013 | October 20, 2013, 11:50 am
  23. Pagyamanak unay ti ayat ti Dios AMA ta adda dumngeg ti Sasaona nga dakdakamatek. Sapay koma ta masagrapda met ti bindisyon ti Apo ket itultuloyda ti mangbirok ti Kinapudno babaen ti panangsukimat ti nasantuan nga Surat ket tumulongda met ngammangiwaras ti napintas nga Damag. Day toy nga damag ket maysa nga silaw nga makatulong ti kinalenteg nga panabiag. Saan ko namnamaen nga amin ket mamatida ti madakdakamat nga kinapudno , uray dagiti nakaadal, ta uray pay ni Apo Jesus idi ket saan nga binigbig ti tao ti lawag nga insagutna. No padasen la koma dagiti saan nga dumngeg ti nasatuan nga Sasao ti agatender ti gimong dagiti kakabsat nga Saksi ni Jehovah, 7th day Adventish ken dadduma, aglalo dagiti mananggundaway nga agtuturay, mareknada ti kaipapanan ti pudno nga Christiano. Ditoy mariknam ti pudno nga pinnateg, panagkakabsat, kinapakumba ken naisangsangayan nga relation ken Apo. Ditoy, agiinnadal dagiti miembro ti sasao ti Apo. Ditoy average 3-4 nga uras nga masukimat ti pudno nga Sasao ti Dios. Kastoy siguro ti rason nga rimsua ti baro nga pammati idiay Europe idi dark ages nga nakapapatayan ti rinibu nga tattao gapu ti daduktalanda nga kidnapudno.
    Saludsod koman kadagiti kakabsat nga saan nga dumdumngeg ken agpanuray ti Laing ti amoda ken bagbagida. Ania kadi ti pudno nga Christiano? Ania kadi ti religion yo? Ania ti relihyon dagiti agtuturay nga maatap nga agpappatay ti Tao nga supsuportaanyo?
    Para kenca ms Omli nga victima kas kanak ti makapasakit rikns nga komentaryo. I want to share a beautiful quote which I modified. ” Don’t allow NEGATIVE things to SPOIL the GOOD things that you have. Choose to be HAPPY thru humility, forgiving, compassion, love, prayers, and TOTAL TRUST IN GOD , to enjoy a healthy life.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | October 21, 2013, 9:36 am
    • Yamanek unay ti concern mo kabsat nga TAGAMASID. Maawatak ti kayat mo nga sawen. Adu ngamin nga agkaka-alas nga sao dagiti sansanto nga kaddua ditoy. Nalaing da pay nga bumalittad ti sao isu nga awan serbi ti nasayaat nga plano para ti probinsiya tayo dagiti mayat nga makakita ti pangbalbaliw ti kabibiag ti kaadduan koma met. They should just be happy for others.

      Posted by comli2013 | October 21, 2013, 11:48 pm

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