4 killed in Nueva Ecija


CABANATUAN CITY: Four more drug suspects were killed over the weekend in different places in Nueva Ecija, adding to the number of what human rights advocates labeled as extrajudicial killings option by the government to curb drug-driven crimes. Two of the victims were part of the thousands who earlier surrendered to the police. Supt. Ponciano Zapra, newly installed chief of police, said Rodante Abellaneda, 31, of Barangay Aduas Sur here, was found sprawled by the roadside of a private subdivision in Barangay Razel Nangel Concepcion this city. A piece of cloth was wrapped around his head while a cardboard crudely marked “To my fellow robbers and (drug) addicts. Go ahead and be like me” was placed on top of his body. In Gapan City, suspect Roderick Alfonso, 37, tricycle driver was shot dead by unidentified masked assailant riding a motorcycle without a license plate. Chief Insp. Rex Perocho, police chief of Gen. Natividad town, reported that suspect Allan Viernes of Barangay Aduas Sur was killed after engaging authorities in a running gun battle. Viernes and his unidentified companion were onboard a motorcycle but refused to yield when flagged down at a checkpoint in Barangay Platero. While backriding, he fired at pursuing officers and fell while his unidentified companion escaped. In Jaen town, Norberto Dela Cruz, 28, and Dahlea Gonzales, 32, of Barangay Niyugan were fired upon by unidentified motorcycle-riding men while waiting for a ride home by the roadside. Dela Cruz, tagged No.10 in the drug list and accused of attempted homicide, died on the spot. Gonzales survived and admitted to the police as engage in shabu dealing. Dela Cruz and Gonzales were among those who surrendered recently.


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