QC cops nab third most wanted ‘murderer’ in Eastern Visayas

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 06:32 PM September 25, 2019

NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar presented to the media Roberto Asenero Bonanza, 56, who is tagged as the third most wanted man in Eastern Visayas. /Consuelo Marquez, INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Eastern Visayas’ third most wanted man, who is responsible for the murder of three people, is now under police custody.

In a press conference in Camp Karingal on Wednesday, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Col. Ronnie Montejo identified the suspect as Roberto Asenero Bonanza, 56.


According to Fairview police station commander Col. Carlito Mantala, Bonanza’s arrest came after they received confidential information that the suspect was an alleged “gunrunner.”

With this, police launched a buy-bust operation on September 15 at Araneta Center, Cubao at around 5:35 p.m. where an undercover policeman apprehended Bonanza.


Seized were an unlicensed caliber .38 revolver and buy-bust money worth P2,000. Bonanza will face charges for violation of Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

After further investigation, police found that Bonanza was allegedly listed as No. 3 most wanted person of Police Regional Office 8. He was also reportedly involved in the murders of a certain Entoy Budas in 1991, an alias “Buloy” in 1998, and Romy Mahilum in 2000.

In an interview with reporters, Bonanza admitted that he stabbed Budas and Mahilum to death while shot Buloy to death.

Bonanza claimed that he only killed bad people, noting that residents were “happy” that he ended the lives of these individuals.

“[Mga] kilala ‘tong masasamang tao [ito] sir (These are known to be evil people). Natuwa sila na nawala yung ganung tao (Some residents were happy that these people were gone),” Bonanza said after the press conference. /je

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