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DDS strikes anew, kills barangay chair

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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RIDING-in-tandem members of the so-called Deadly Death Squad (DDS) struck again, killing another barangay chairman in Pasay City, the third in three months since a crackdown against illegal drugs and suspected drug personalities started.

Police admitted that as in the previous incidents, they are facing a blank wall on the killing of Barangay Chairman William Abundo, 56, of C. De Guzman St., Barangay 168, Malibay, Pasay City.

Abundo died due to six bullet wounds after he was shot at 6:45 p.m. on C. Jose St., Malibay, Pasay City.

Abundo was the third barangay chair in Pasay City slain by DDS in three months. No less than Senior Supt. Nolasco Bathan, chief of Pasay police, admitted that barangay officials in Pasay City are being investigated for alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

This prompted barangay captains to seek the help of Congresswoman Emi Calixto-Rubiano for a meeting with Bathan for fear of their lives and to explain their side.
   
Bathan said he indeed talked to them. He told them not to be afraid if they are not involved in illegal drugs or just surrender if they are.
   
Days after the dialogue, Barangay Chairman Alberto “Al” Arguilles, and a councilman, Moises Aniviado, were shot dead by DS suspects sometime in July followed by  Edwin Ganan, alias Toto Manok, barangay captain of Barangay 29, in August.