Bounty for former Silay village chief stays - guv-A A +A
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said on Monday that the P500,000 reward he offered for the capture of former Silay City village chief Noel Ayalin stays.
Ayalin, now the number one most wanted person in Western Visayas, is facing multiple murder and attempted murder cases for the massacre of four barangay officials of Barangay Kapitan Ramon last March 6, 2011.
The four fatalities were council members Luzviminda Cotamen, Pedrito Oroci, Freddie Juño, and Youth Council chairperson Imee Occeña.
Ayalin, who remains at large since committing the crime, was reportedly the subject of a manhunt operation conducted last weekend by the police.
The operation yielded a suspect who denied coddling Ayalin, but was arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
Marañon said that definitely Ayalin is being hidden either by his relatives or friends.
Aside from the P500,000 bounty set by Marañon, an additional P100,000 was also offered by the City Government of Silay.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 13, 2014.