Vigilantes strike anew in Talisay

/ 09:12 AM October 22, 2013

A man allegedly involved in several robberies was found dead in another vigilante-style killing in Talisay City, southern Cebu.

Richard Cabaluna, 25, was found with gunshot wounds in the head and other parts of the body. A bond paper with words “tulisan ko” was found near the body.


Last week, the bullet-ridden body of a theft suspect was also found in Talisay where a cardboard bearing “tulisan ko” was also found near his body.

Senior Insp. Al Pascual, deputy chief of the Talisay City Police Station, said they are not discounting the possibility that vigilantes exist in the city.


“Posibleng duna but we are not tolerating this kind of activity as we still believe in upholding the human rights. Palawman pa namu ang imbestigasyon (We will dig deeper into the investigation),” said Pascual.

Police said Cabaluna’s body was found in barangay Pooc past 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police found 15 spent shells of a .45 caliber pistol and an empty shell of a 9mm pistol in the crime scene.

Police said Cabaluna was earlier seen in the area with another man aboard a motorcycle which didn’t have a plate number.

Pascual said police have been trying to locate Cabaluna after charges were filed against him for his alleged involvement in robberies in Talisay and Minglanilla town.

Police said the man’s photo was even posted in Corona Del Mar Subdivision after he was accused of being involved in robberies that happened in the place.

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