COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: A man who ran amuck in a village in Banga town, South Cotabato, was killed in a shootout with responding policemen on Saturday. Chief Inspector Marvin Duadua, Banga police chief, said Rey de Juan, 36, was reported troubled after his wife whom he repeatedly beats up left him. Armed with a bolo, he hacked rows of banana plants owned by Jun Castillo, destroying an estimated P200,000 worth of the plants. Instead of yielding, de Juan engaged the responding authorities to a gun battle that caused his instant death.
JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL