Negros Occidental Provincial Police Officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan yesterday ordered the arrest of the members of the two rival clans in E.B. Magalona, who have arrest warrants issued against them to finally end their long-time family feud.
On Saturday, Lauro Delgado Jr., “alias Onyot”, of Brgy. Alicante, E.B. Magalona, son of a former Kagawad in Brgy. Canlunsong in the town, died in a shoot-out incident at the K’mas Pension house in Bacolod City.
He was rushed to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital with 38 gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival.
The police said they believe thatmembers of the Seva family, the rival clan of the Delgados, could be responsible for the incident because the victim was tagged as a suspect in the killing of another barangay kagawad and his son who are related to the Sevas in Brgy. Canlunsong, and in the burning of their houses last year
The police also said that Lauro Delgado Jr. was also tagged in the killing of a certain Joseph de la Torre in Brgy. Madalag, E.B. Magalona, last week.
Lirazan, however, said the Delgados and the Sevas used to belong to the “Otso Oros Gang” along with the Devero, and Cunanan families, but when the gang was disbanded they formed a new one called “The Brothers”.
“The brothers”, Lirazan said, is based in Brgy. Canlunsong and is involved in cases of robbery hold-up, land grabbing and illegal logging activities, but because of several rifts within the group, the Delgados, Dela Torres, Deverosa and the Cunans left.
Some of the members who have arrest warrants are Bedio Devero, Ronron, Tata and Mama Seva, who are wanted for murder, while Jun-jun Seva, Herman and Hernan Cunanan, Lauro Delgado Sr, who was shot dead last year, are wanted for arson, Lirazan said.
Aside from the fact that they belong to the same group, some of them are also related to each other, he added.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz yesterday urged the woman who accompanied Lauro Deglado, Jr., an asset of the Silay City Police to the Kimas Pension house Saturday, to show up and shed light on his killing.
De la Paz said the woman could have been used as bait by the suspects so the victim will go to the K’mas Pension house where they could kill him.
If the woman does not show up, she will be included as a suspect and will face murder charges.*APN