Cops fetch Ayalin from Pampanga

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Saturday, May 17, 2014


THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) on Friday dispatched a 10-man team to San Fernando City police in Pampanga province to fetch multiple murder suspect Noel Ayalin.

Ayalin is expected to be brought back to Negros Occidental province next week following his arrested in Iba, Zambales Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Milko Lirazan, acting director of Noppo, said the team’s deployment was ordered by Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan, director of Western Visayas Police Regional Office.

Angan said Ayalin will have to be brought to the Regional Trial Court Branch 69 in Silay City as mandated by a court order.

After he is presented in court, Ayalin will be detained at the Silay City Police Station while waiting for his commitment order for his detention at a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility.

Ayalin, the number one most wanted in Western Visayas, was a fugitive for three years. He has been charged with four counts of murder and three counts of frustrated homicide after he went on a shooting spree in Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City on March 6, 2011.

Ayalin, a former village chief, was arrested in the presence of Ramon Celebre, his successor at Barangay Kapitan Ramon, who was among those injured when Ayalin fire upon the village officials who were holding a session.

Celebre’s four colleagues were killed, including council members Luzviminda Cotamen, Pedrito Orocio, Freddie Juno, and SK chair Imee Occeña.

Other survivors were council member Salvacion Corugda and village Lenny Llorca.

Celebre, who was part of the tracker team sent by Representative Alfredo Benitez (third district), said in a telephone interview that the gruesome act committed by Ayalin flashed back to him when he saw Ayalin Thursday.

He said that he was able to survive by hiding under the table after he was also shot by Ayalin who may have believed that he was already dead.

Lirazan said the P800,000 bounty will be given to the person who provided information that resulted to the arrest of Ayalin.

They are still validating the source of the intelligence report that led to the arrest of Ayalin, he added.

A total of P800,000 bounty was set for Ayalin’s arrest, P500,000 of which will come from Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. while the P300,000, from the Silay City Government.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 17, 2014.

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