Sunday, May 26, 2019

Briones: That’s entertainment

On the go

ONE thing was certain. Jocelyn “Joy” Encila had a busy, if not complicated love life.

If the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 7 is to be believed, the much heralded “shabu queen” of Cebu, dubbed so only because it was learned that she was allegedly the source of the P190 million worth of shabu seized during two buy-busts in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City and Barangay Casili, Consolacion last March 3, has had dalliances with many men with dubious characters.

Not that it’s any of my business. Or yours. Because, come to think of it, what she does and did behind closed doors were entirely and should have been up to her. She is a grown woman, after all.

Then again, we’re living in a time when the government is considering releasing a list containing names of politicians who allegedly have links to the illegal drug trade even though it doesn’t support its allegations with any shred of evidence. And yet, it expects the public to take its word just because it said so.

Don’t get me wrong. The government does get it right. Sometimes. Take for instance, the Parojinogs of Ozamiz City or the Espinosas of Leyte. The government basically just confirmed what the public had suspected or known for a long time.

So I guess that made Encila’s past and present relationships fair game, right?

I mean, it’s not every day that you encounter a person who allegedly has a policeman for a lover who protected her illegal activities while she continued her affair with a member--if not leader--of a drug syndicate who is serving time in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

That she allegedly met that incarcerated alleged drug lord while visiting her lover of many years, also a suspected big-time drug dealer here in Cebu, who was in prison for allegedly shooting to death a male dancer of a gay bar who, police say, she was also involved with. Sexually, that is.

That the lover of many years is reportedly the father of her 13-year-old daughter, who witnessed the killing of Encila’s sister Janelyn last Wednesday, March 6. Janelyn was pulled out of a parked taxi, shot several times and left to the gutter to die, while her niece looked on.

That while both men—the father of her teenaged daughter and the member if not leader of a drug syndicate—were in prison, Encila allegedly met and had two children with a “Coast Guard guy.”

Then later on, she allegedly hooked up with the staff sergeant assigned in the Cebu City Police Office, who had a superior in the same unit, a corporal, who Encila also allegedly took in as a lover.

Phew. Are you still with me?

I did say her love life could get discombobulated.


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