NAGA CITY (Oct 21, 2011) – Alarmed at the rising incidents of killings attributed to the New People’s Army (NPA), Police Bicol director, Chief Supt. Cecilio Calleja, ordered the Police provincial office of Camarines Sur to conduct an in-depth investigation on the brutal slaying of a barangay chairman in Daculang Tubig, San Fernando, Cam. Sur in October 15.
Earlier reported as another case of summary killing by communist rebels, Daculang Tubig Barangay captain Ronnie De Borbe Olaguer, 45 years old, was shot at close range by two motorcycle-riding suspects, killing the victim instantly.
Witnesses narrated that the Barangay official was on a drinking spree with friends inside his residence when the two men simply entered his house, shot the victim in the head and shoulder and took a Caliber 45 pistol tucked on his waist and a gold ring he was wearing.
No motive has yet been established on the killing of Olaguer and the identity of the suspects remain unknown.
The police provincial command, however, tend to believe the crime was carried out by NPA operatives.
Olaguer had long been receiving threats to his life partly because of his being a military asset, said PNP Camarines Sur spokesman, Spo4 Romulo Fabiano, adding that Olaguer is a known local toughie who was in the habit of displaying his military-issued pistol and had many enemies..
A regular employee of Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative I (CASURECO I), Olguer was assigned not in his hometown but in the town of Camaligan because of multiple death threats he received.
The local league of barangay captains has expressed alarm over unsolved killings of of Barangay officials in Camarines Sur province. (With reports from Sonny Sales and Noriel Oya)