THE Danao City Police Station is still on high alert after the death of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro’s brother in a buy-bust.

Senior Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, the city police chief, said he still receives death threats from the persons whom he believed to be members of Barok’s group.

Kada hulga ako gyod nang ibutang sa blotter. Kada text ako gyod nang ibutang sa blotter,” he said.

Medz and Castro were buried in Danao City last Sunday.

Batobalonos said they received reports that the group want to kill a cop during the funeral, but he said this plan failed because of their constant operations.

He added they received threats more than five times already after they killed Medz Alvaro and Barok’s alleged right-hand man Ronie Castro last August 11.

“Everyday sila ga-threat sa police station,” he said.

The police official said they remain vigilant because they were warned of possible fightback from the drug group.

He said the group still has the capability to arm themselves even though Barok is already detained in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center.


Intelligence reports stated that most of the underlings of Barok have fled Danao City, while some of his relatives surrendered and promised not to engage in illegal drug trade.

The PRO 7 awarded Batobalonos as the Best Junior Police Commissioned Officer in the 115th Police Service Anniversary yesterday morning, for his achievements in the anti-illegal drug campaign.

Emma, the mother of Barok and Medz, had lodged a complaint before the Commission on Human Rights 7, believing the police’s operation was an overkill.

She also asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 to enter in the investigation, saying the autopsy results showed that Medz did not undergo a paraffin test.


Emma said Medz did not own a gun as far as she knew and she accused the police of planting the firearm in the crime scene.

She said she will seek justice for her son’s death.

Yano ra gipamatay nila ang mga tawo diri, morag iro (They easily kille people like dogs),” Emma said in a TV5 Cebu report.

Batobalonos, for his part, said their operation was legitimate and the suspects opened fire at the operatives.

After Medz and Castro were killed, Emma stormed the police station. An hour later, two men riding on a motorcycle strafed the police station.