THE mother of suspected robber Ronron Go who was killed by police officer Adonis Dumpit is trying to move on.
“Life must go on,” said Janeth Badana.
She said she respects SPO1 Dumpit’s right to return to the police force and the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) granting him bail.
“Kon di ko mosugot, naa ba koy mahimo? Ordinaryo ko ra nga tawo (There’s nothing I can do even if I don’t agree. I’m just an ordinary person),” she told Sun.Star Cebu in a phone interview.
The 47-year-old mother said she is on vacation, staying away from the newspaper, television, radio, and Facebook because Dumpit is all over the news and she does not want the past to haunt her again.
“I’ve been avoiding the news because I don’t want to remember,” she said in Cebuano. “Forever ang sakit kay mother gud ko (The pain is forever because I am a mother).”
Dumpit shot 17-year-old Go to death in 2004. The policeman was a member of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau of the Cebu City Police Office when the incident happened.
Dumpit was convicted of homicide, instead of murder, by Regional Trial Court Branch 6 Judge Ester Veloso in August 2014. He was sentenced to spend six to nine years and four months in jail.
The CA 20th Division allowed Dumpit to post a P250,000-bail and ordered him to appear in court if summoned.
“I am offering it all to the Lord because I don’t want to feel pain anymore,” she said in Cebuano. “Kon ipugos nako akong gusto, mora kog malumos. Bisag unsaon nako og langoy, maunlod gihapon ko (If I want to push for what I want, I feel like I am drowning. No matter how I try to swim, I still sink).”
Her mother, who requested anonymity, said her family has moved on.
Welcome at the force
“Gikalimtan na to namo (We’ve forgotten the incident),” she told reporters yesterday. “Di nako ganahan mohilak, maguol kay wala na man koy mahimo (I don’t like to cry and feel sad because there is nothing I can do to change the past),” she said.
If Dumpit returns to the police force, Police Regional Office 7 Director Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr. will welcome him.
“Any addition to the police force will be of great help, especially if that person is not afraid to fight criminality,” Comendador said in Cebuano.
The police official said he was one of Dumpit’s trainers when the latter was still a police officer 1.
“He was hardworking. At the same time, he had courage to do his job,” said Comendador. “He is much better than other police officers who only like to type on the typewriter or computer, although they can help, but we need people on the ground to fight criminality.”