Pangasinan politician, wife slain in Manila


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -– After surviving an ambush last year in Binmaley town, the former vice mayor of this capital town and his wife, the chair of Barangay Poblacion here, were shot and killed by a lone gunman in front of their apartment in Manila on Wednesday night, police said.

Superintendent Rolando Balasabas, chief of the Manila Police District’s Station 4, said former Lingayen Vice Mayor Ramon Arcinue and his wife, Zorahayda, were shot at close range after they alighted from their vehicle and were about to enter their apartment on Maceda Street in Sampaloc, Manila, at 10:30 p.m.

“The wife was already in front of the apartment’s door when she was shot,” Balasabas said in a telephone interview on Thursday.

Balasabas said the couple, who had bullet wounds in their heads, died while undergoing treatment at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital.

He said other members of the family were in their Honda CRV but none of them was shot by the gunman, who was armed with a .45-caliber pistol.

The gunman, initial police and tv news reports said, had waited for the couple as some residents saw him in the neighborhood as early as 8 p.m.

Balasabas said the assailant, after shooting the Arcinues, walked toward España Street and got on a bus bound for Quezon City.

In March last year, the Arcinues were wounded when they were shot by two men on a motorcycle in Binmaley, Pangasinan. They were in their car  on their way home from Dagupan City when they were attacked.

Balasabas said he would coordinate with the Pangasinan police to gather additional information to determine the motive for the attack.

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  • jabungan2001

    Bakit parang lumalala ngayon ang summary killing with the motor riders. any comment from the police authority and military why this things happen

    • Alajero

      ….sorry men….the policemen are busy trying to scout new kidnapping targets….kanya kanyang kayod….
      ….in reality…no one is in charge… Aquino is busy trying to figure the next step…re:  Corona debacle….
      …people power to occupy the SC….is out of the question…
      …any suggestion/recommendation?…. mine is always the same…. a full page apology to the public…for wasting 2 yrs in its presidency…with no results to brag about…
      …and a vow…to make it right on the next 4….

    • Korean_woman

      Come to the
      Philippines where crime is rampant (and under reported i believe),

      gun crimes, the police remind us that they are under resourced organisation, i
      know the ordinary police personnel are trying, they are now stopping motorcycle
      riders throughout the provencial cities in the evening, will they put a curfew
      on motorcycles next, maybe ban them, like was tried with full face helmets,

      going after
      the methods rather than the cause, the bus riding assailant who could lounge
      about on foot waiting and then wait for a bus to escape,

      Not possible
      to get tourism up here, now tourists will go to singapore, malaysia, vietnam
      and burma which is opening, they will give us a miss, cannot blame them they know what is happening here, time to get a new slogan as the other one is ridiculed 

  • Night

    ah Pwenoy and KKK…………………..


  • Sir Jopz

    another feather in the cap of the philippine national police under the “tuwid na daan” which bragged that it is safer for tourists to come to the country. Wha!!!!

  • goldilock

    Section 8 r.a. 6426 promotes criminal enterprises such as kidnapping, hired killings, money laundering. Organized criminals pay by dollar account. Deposit it directly to the hired killers dollar account and no one knows where the money came from and who send it.

    Amend section 8 ra 6426 that all accounts can be investigated by a power of a search warrant or the individual is under criminal investigation or impeachment proceedings.

  • Alajero

    ….a bus riding assailant….and the Aquino gov’t so helpless….
    ….why should he care….?   he got full time PSG protection…courtesy of the Philippine government….while pursuing his personal vindictive agenda….GMA and Corona…
    …useless and wasteful use of presidential resources…..
    …nothing solid among the evidence …is actually admissible in a real court…

  • trebla

    Ano na ba nangyayari sa pinas ngayun puro na lang ambush, holdup, patayan ng mga inocenting tao ang nababasa kung balita sa araw-araw………saan na ba ang matuwid na daan na cnasabi nila tila yata puro kabaluktotan ang nakikita natin ngayun

  • randyaltarejos

    Meron na palang threats bakit di nag ingat. 

  • Gwenth

    I heard that there are already a lot of “killers for hire” nowadays, what with the dipping economy, unemployment and corruptions by our govenrment officials. So it seems like some people have found a way to get easy money and get paid big in just a matter of minutes. Scary for the politicians who are corrupt as people seemed to have enough of them. This is the trend I’m seeing nowadays. No wonder Pnoy wants a bombproof limousine and a private jet courtesy of the Filipino people’s money…well, maybe he just wants to take Grace Lee in a Paradise Island…lol

  • mfdo

    see. it is Safe in the Philippines !!!!!!!!! PNP – you still say it is save ?? waahaaa


    Dilikado pala e kung saan kaman magpunta hindi ka safe . . .  anong klaseng lipunan . . . wala na talaga . . ang tao pinapatay lamang maski anong halaga peranf suhol

  • Patas

    PNP shape up or resign from your posts.
    Too much crime being committed by these hired guns, robbers, rapists….add to that these ‘batang-hamog’….all are pests that needs to be lead to their graves….

  • Fulpol

    naging negosyo na ang assassination… 

    1. yung tatlong middlemen, may cut..
    2. yung assassin o hitman, of course mas malaki ang kita..

    dapat habulin ni BIR Kim Henares ang mga ito para magbayad ng tax… siguro mas effective ang BIR kesa PNP…

    kahit pala matindi ang pag-iingat, walang kasiguraduhan… siguro pinakamagandang gawin, i-condition ang utak kung paano mag-survive sa anumang atake.. siguro, always on the alert, magmasid, yung parang praning ka.. dapat always look for an exit or escape, hindi yung makipag-duelo ka.. 

    sa mga na-snatch, ibigay na ang bag o anumang bagay… hayaan na lang, isang escape strategy yan para hindi masaktan..

    bawal muna ang hahahahahahhahaha….

  • enteng

    Walang mangyayari sa isang tao kung wala siyang atraso sa kapwa. That’s KARMA.

  • Jon

    It’s more fun in the Philippines….

    Pag nakikipag-patintero ka sa assasin tuwing labas mo.

  • Ross18

    Just a suggestion to the government I think its about time to focus on some other major issues (Poverty, unemployment, housing for our poor kabbyan, economic development, rising prices of man’s basic needs) aside on the Impeachment trial going on. Criminals, carnappers, holdapers, burglers, for-hire-killers and other bad elements of society are taking advantage of the whole nation glued on the impreachment trial, let the lawmaker deal with it. We have enough manpower to monitor the trial and the prosecutors and senator judges are up to the tasked of this job. Please start focusing on other major problems of the country. Mabuhay po ang Pilipinas.

  • Badudels

    again as i have said in other comments we should be vigilant enough that if we saw suspicious looking man who we are not familiar, we should inform the nearest police station. with this we are preventing a crime to happen.

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