The irony of it all, this killing happened during the celebration of the “Abra Week for Peace”
Abra is again living up to its name as “the killing field in the North” after the slaying on December 4 of the aide of La Paz town mayor Joseph Bernos.
Noel Belena, 61, was driving a motorcycle when he was shot dead in Canan village at around 11 pm, according to a Philippine Star report.
The victim is the secretary of Bernos, who is running as representative of the lone district of Abra in the 2016 elections.
Police have identified neither the gunman nor the possible motive in the killing.
Bernos was quick to point out that Belena’s killing is politically motivated; he said the victim had no known enemy.
He stressed Belena is actively involved in his preparations for the coming elections.
Bernos is the brother in law of outgoing Abra Rep. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos, who is in turn running for governor against Ruby Mamsaang-Bersamin, wife of outgoing Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin.
Abra has been consistent in the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) watch list during election period because of the intense political rivalries of Bersamin, Valera, and Bernos clans.
Among those assassinated in the previous years was Governor Bersamin’s brother, then Abra Rep. Luis Bersamin, Jr., who was gunned down in 2006 while attending a niece’s wedding in Quezon City.
Mayor Bernos’ brother Ysrael, who was mayor of La Paz, was also killed.
Nag patingga met ni Bang-in!
DAKAYO NGA ADDA LOKLOKO NA A KAS KANYAK IYOSAR YO DAYTA TURED YO KADAYTA NALAING NGA AGMANDAR KANYAYO ISU TI IPAN YON SAAN NGA TILA SINNO NGA BIAG IDTAN TA DAKAYON TO METLA TI IPANDA A KAS KEN BANG-IN NO ADO UNAY TI AMMO MON
TOY KOMA PAGPAGATPAT TI EHEMPLO YO AWAN TI MAMANDARAN NI MAYORA GLENDA TA AMMONA NGA ISO NGA ISU TI NGESNGESEM MI NO ISU TI AGLOKOKO NGA AGMANDAR DAYTA BASSIT NGA KANTIDAD MASAPOLAN TAYO KAKABSAT TI BIAG SAAN
nasaysayaat koma no dagitay mismo ng politician ti agpipinnatay tapno maibus danto latta…
pagpagatpat husto ta kunam…saan nga palubusan a mamandaran kayo ken reyna..adda koma ketdi masampolan idiay day-daya a barangay tapno agtalna dan..ket masuktan tay reyna ti tayumen..hehehehehe
Dear Lord Jesus. Please Heal our Land and help your people to do good. Amen
REST IN PEACE lakay
Again he let his allies and foes killed innocent abrenians
Pavorak ta kapanunotam PATPAT X press. Ni ES awan latta, puro pangkis ti utekna LASTOG. SABALI MANEN TI PABASULENNA. URAY ANGEL WENNO NI APO DIOS IPALUBOS DA PAY Tay LAKAY KETDIN NGA TAO. PASKUAN AGBALBALIW KAN MAYYANG GANDA
mairamraman pay ket dataon sir,adda nakatugawak jay NAIA nga mapan UK habang ururayek check-in ko,taga saan ka sis kunada,imbagak taga Abra ak,kunada metten nakakatakot daw ang Abra maraming mamamatay tao….,
Kabsat a concern citizen . . ti maysuggestko ket simpaem deta naganmo . . concerned citizen saan nga concern citizen.
Amin nga tao managbasol, awan pulos ti saan” Rm 3:10 . “Ti gunguna ti basol ket patay ngem……” Rm 6:23. ” saan ko nga ragsaken ti ipapatay ti uray asinnuma, kuna ti Apo,AGBABAWIKA KET AGBIAGKA.” Exek 18:32 Bible truth to ponder.
I remembered what congressional candidate hans luna when conflict mediation on 2013 initiated by gen magaling between the bersamins and lunas where chari walked out bec of the statement of hans luna which was derived from the bible as tagamasid favorites arguement and qoute” those who lived by a sword will die with a sword. This time i agree with you tagamasid thats why chito was killed bec he lived by a sword.
Nevertheless i symphatized with chito’s siblings for the death of their father a great politician n a loving father to them . Good justice have been served while almost victims of shooting to death including my live one were still looking fir justice which koliglig failed to do so.