Odicta couple laid to rest


ILOILO CITY: More than 2,000 people composed of friends, neighbors and relatives of the Odicta and Regalado families in Iloilo province accompanied the bodies of Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife, Meriam Regalado Odicta, to their last resting place here. The slain couple was buried at the Forest Lake Memorial Park in Mandurriao district after a requiem Mass on Sunday afternoon. Noticeably absent were government officials and other high profile personalities including police officers reported as their protector. Melvin Sr., known as “Dragon” in the underworld, was tagged as top druglord in Western Visayas, particularly in Iloilo City. The Odicta couple was slain, reportedly by a lone gunman, at the Caticlan jetty port in Malay, Aklan on August 29 upon embarking from a RoRo vessel from Manila.


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