Cops nab suspect in slay of supporter of reelectionist Cebu mayor

By: - Correspondent / @appletaasCDN
/ 12:12 PM May 05, 2016

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CEBU CITY — Police arrested the suspect in the murder of a supporter of reelectionist  Mayor Aljun Diamante of Tuburan town in Cebu.


Ludivico Oroquera was collared in Barangay Monte Alegre, Tuburan, past 3 a.m. on Thursday by a team led by  Supt. Rex Derillo, chief of  the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG).

Oroquera was linked to the murder of 48-year-old Rene Cangmaong in an upland area in Sitio Sambag, Barangay Mag-Antoy in Tuburan town, Cebu, last Wednesday.


Cangmaong was once a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel who became a job order employee working as a market guard in Tuburan.

Seized from Oroquera were one carbine rifle, one shotgun, one .45 pistol and assorted ammunition.

During the sendoff ceremony for the deployment of police officers at the Police Regional Office, Chief Supt. Patrocinio Commendador said Oroquiera’s arrest should serve as a warning to those planning to sow violence during the elections.  SFM/rga

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