7 ‘salvaging’ victims found in Pasay
SEVEN victims of summary executions were reported in Pasay City for the first week of August, including a woman whose body was found stuffed into a sack and a man who was shot while standing in front of a known drug pusher’s house.
Most of the victims were killed by still unidentified motorcycle-riding men and five of them were left with placards claiming they were drug pushers or thieves.
The woman inside the sack was identified only as “Bechay,” said to be an ex-convict. The police said a hospital employee found the sack around 2 a.m. on Aug. 5, near the Philippine Trading Center on Roxas Boulevard.
The victim’s head was wrapped in plastic, her hands tied behind her back. There was a wound on the head which indicated that she may have been hit by a blunt object, investigators said. Inside the sack was a cardboard sign claiming she was a drug addict-pickpocket and a pest to society.
Another woman identified as Maria Perla Bulaquena or Kimberly, 33, jobless, was killed on Aug. 5 around 9 p.m.
A witness told the police that two men wearing bonnets barged into the victim’s house on Higgins Street, Maricaban, shot her and left a sign saying “tulak ako wag tularan (I’m a drug pusher, don’t be like me).”
Around two hours earlier, Dante de Paz, 27, a lender and resident of Apelo Cruz Street, Malibay, was shot in front of a house on C. Jose Street in Malibay. Barangay officials said the house owner, Michael Florence Cornejo, was listed as a drug personality in their watch list although he has yet to surrender.
Around midnight of Aug. 4, a watchman found the bullet-riddled body of Jefrey Anacio/Jefrey Panga on Kalayaan Road in Barangay 201. A police report said residents “expressed joy” because the victim was a known drug pusher in the area.
On Aug. 3, around 10 p.m., a yet to be identified victim dressed in a yellow shirt and jogging pants was gunned down on FB Harrison Street.
A witness said the man was shot by one of six men on board four motorcycles. They left a sign which accused him of being a thief and drug addict.
On Aug. 2, around 7 p.m., two men on a motorcycle shot Arthuro Custodio, 35, inside his house on Cinco de Junio Street, Sun Valley. A sign claimed that Custodio, said to be included in the barangay drug watch list, was a pusher.
Policemen also found a still unidentified man shot dead on Aug. 1 on Bac 1-11 Drive in Don Carlos Village. He had a tattoo which read “Neneng Bindoy” and a sign saying he was a snatcher.
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