‘Misunderstanding’ in Iloilo village fundraising event turns deadly



MANILA, Philippines—Four people were killed and four others were injured after a “misunderstanding” led to a shooting incident in the middle of a fund-raising event in Iloilo a little after midnight Friday, police said.

Chief Superintendent Cipriano Querol Jr. identified the fatalities in Barangay (village) Tacas in Jaro as village captain Rolando Tabuada, Police Officer 3 Jerome Jaculina of Jaro Police Station, Remy Jaculina, cousin of Jerome, and Avelino Sabidalas, a bystander.

The four injured were identified as Rio and Richard Jaculina, Archie Degoma Sr., the trusted man of Tabuada, and Sonia Apostol, another bystander.

Initial investigation showed that PO3 Jaculina was looking for one Summer Babe around 12:10 a.m. when an apparent “misunderstanding” occured between the policeman and still unidentified village officials after Jaculina patted them on their backs.

“Parang tinapik sa likod ni Jerome yung mga tanod tapos na misinterpret yata,” Querol said.

However, Querol said police investigators have yet to determine who fired the first shot.

Found in Jaculina’s possession was a calibre .45 pistol while his cousin had a 9 milimeter pistol.

Several empty shells of calibre .45 pistol, 9mm, as well as cases of liquor were found at the crime scene and were now being processed by its local Scene of the Crime Operatives.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FCJF33MU3YKIKSJZZ22MOZEFQQ peter r

    This only happens in the Philippines, what is the mentality of Filipinos that will kill, at the littlest insult !? You still haven’t become civilized since the coming of the Spanish !  Sayang Talaga

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      This is a different scenario

    • highfivingamillionangels

       are you sure this only happens in the Philippines?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      aNG GAling galing mo! so civilisado ka na nyan sa lagay na yan. bat di ka manood sa cnn ng malaman mo kung pano pumatay ang mga kano sa kapwa nila kano.. nanay na kano sa anak na kano.. tahimik na kano na nakapatay sa mga totoong tahimik na mga istudyanteng kano. mga elementary at highschool students na kano na nambubully ng kapwa estudyate na kano kaya nagpakamatay. mga gurong kano babae pa mandin na nakipagsex sa estudyante nya na highschool pa lang. SO SUPER CIVILISADO KA NA NYAN HA. MAGBASA KA NGA NG BROADSHEET DI PURO FACEBOOK INAATUPAG MO.

  • Bryan Kevin Tung

    ban local beauty pageants!!! several days ago a contestant was also sexually harassed by an audience in san miguel town in the province of iloilo.

  • Hey_Dudes

    This maybe the only accepted form of population control the bishops haven’t figure out how to make it stop.  We Filipinos have always been known for being hot headed and when coupled with someone asking -“kilala mo ba kung sino ako” then sweeten it up by looking at someone the bad way and the result is predictable. Ours is like the bad ways of the west in Dodge city.

  • RobertoMagtuytoy

    Ilonggos want to argue.  In an argument between two sober guys, its not surprising that they brawl specially in a heated situation.  How much more when they are drunk.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLV6V4HNCSGJSC75TIBB6TR2LI Joseph

    bat dna lang kayo sa scarborough shoal at yun mga intsik na sakim ang pinagbabaril nyo. naging bayani pa sana kayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    nakakatuwa talaga ang mga kapwa natin FILIPINO….its FUN in the PHILIPPINES…

  • litenshadow

    matapang lang pag may dalang baril. tapos nasaniban pa ni san miguel.
    ingredients of a “perfect storm”:
    1. mali approach ng mga pulis (tinapik daw).  
    2. may mga baril ang mga tanod(!?) naka-inom pa siguro 

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