Drug surrenderer shot dead


CABA, La Union: A female drug surrenderer here was shot dead by a gunman backriding a motorcycle on Sunday. The shooting also wounded an 11-year-old child in a nearby house. Senior Insp. Melanie Lobusta, town police chief, said Melanie Carbonnel, 32, of Santiago Norte in Caba was tending her variety store when the gunman alighted from a motorcycle and pretended to buy cigarettes. The gunman fired two shots, hitting her in the chest. The child at her neighbor’s house was hit by a stray bullet that pierced a plywood wall. Carbonnel, facing a drug case in Manila and out on bail, returned to the town recently.


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  1. This is not down to him because he never said that spiel, specially not to a manila slum. i suspect the same for the ‘call’ from Bato. That ‘report’ on Duterte’s speech comes down to an article in ‘The Guardian’ which has no acknowledged source. There’s even an ignored comment there that the article is liying. The only reason people are quoting that is because other online papers had done so already.

    • The article said she was facing a drug case not that she was a pusher.

      Duterte was elected to office in a landslide this year after pledging to kill 100,000 people in an unprecedented war on crime.

      He vowed in the campaign that so many bodies would be dumped in Manila Bay that the fish there would grow fat from feeding on them.

      Duterte has also repeatedly promised to protect police from prosecution if they are charged over the deaths and insisted human rights cannot get in the way of his war.

      On the day he was sworn into office, June 30, Duterte urged people living in a Manila slum to kill drug addicts in their community.
      “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”

      His handpicked police chief, Ronald dela Rosa, last month called for drug addicts to kill traffickers and burn down their homes.

      How are Duterte’s and his Chief Superintendent Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa’s not responsible for giving their permission to violate the constitution ?

  2. That’s on Duterte and his chief of police who asked citizens to kill drug users.

    Looking forward to the day when the people who support these vigilante killings realize that the people they care about are in danger of being executed.