Despite the alleged involvement of the “Seva brothers” and their group in numerous murder and robbery-hold-up incidents in the hinterlands of northern Negros, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said he is not issuing a “shoot-to-kill” order against them.
Their luck will not last long. However, if they choose to engage in a gun-battle with the pursuing lawmen, the police will have no choice but to do their job, he said.
While he did not create a task force to pursue the suspects, who are considered armed and dangerous, Lirazan said troopers of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion have joined policemen assigned in Silay, Victorias and Cadiz cities, and EB Magalona and Manapla towns, in locating them.
The “Seva brothers”, including Macmac and Bong, and two others, were linked to a series of murder and robbery-hold-up incidents, and tagged as suspects in the hold-up of a kagawad and his wife Friday in Hacienda Tellang, Brgy. San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental.
The suspects, armed with 9mm and .45 caliber pistols, divested San Pabo kagawad Wilfredo Dolar of P120,000 in cash.
Lirazan said Dolar identified the Seva brothers as among those who had robbed them.
John Mark Luna, one of the neighbors of Dolar who had chased the fleeing suspects, was shot by perpetrators in the back, a Manapla police report showed.
The Seva brothers have pending arrest warrants for several counts of murder in Brgy. Canlusong, EB Magalona.
There are reports that the Seva brothers have relatives, who are members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit.
Lirazan said he may recommend bounties for the arrest of the Seva brothers and other members of their group, to the Department of Interior and Local Government.*GPB