BiliranIsland.com Staff
BiliranIsland.com
First Posted 14:30:00 05/11/2013
Last Updated 13:02:00 05/12/2013

TUCDAO, Kawayan, Biliran – An armed encounter took place on Saturday, May 11, at approximately 10 in the morning in Barangay Tucdao, Kawayan in Biliran province with only three days left before the synchronized May 13, 2013 national and local elections.

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According to Jose Dagandan in an interview with Biliranisland.com, a resident of Barangay Tucdao who witnessed when the encounter happened, he saw a pick-up type Toyota Hilux car tailing a Toyota Fortuner car along the national highway in the vicinity of the barangay.

Dagandan narrated that he saw the Toyota Hilux turned to a road in said barangay and all of a sudden fired a shot on the Toyota Fortuner that already stopped at that time.

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He said that the persons on board the Toyota Hilux numbering to four continued firing at the Toyota Fortuner while it was running on reverse away from the crime scene.

An ambulance has arrived in the area and the Toyota Hilux immediately run away from the area where the incident happened, he added.

The witness also told he was not able to identify the plate number of the Toyota Hilux because the people living near the area including him have hide because of fear and for their safety.

He also saw a person alighted from the Toyota Fortuner and immediately rolled on the ground and run for safety in a house near the road.

On the other hand, the driver of the Toyota Fortuner owned by former Congressman Glenn Chong named Edgar told Biliranisland.com that the Toyota Hilux with plate number 888 owned by Rudy Espina, was already tailing them in Barangay Ungali while they bought candies in a store in said barangay.

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Edgar said the Toyota Hilux proceeded to Barangay Ungali but was just parked and waiting in the entrance arc structure of the barangay.

The Toyota Fortuner passed by the Toyota Hilux on standby but then the latter continue tailing them until they reached Barangay Tucdao where they went to a certain Edu, he further said.

He added that the Toyota Hilux passed at them, came back and parked in the waiting shed of the barangay and then a person alighted from the Toyota Hilux and fired at them once.

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The driver of the Toyota Fortuner said that he alighted from his vehicle after the first shot and run at the back of a house for his safety leaving a certain Sir Pat on the vehicle.

Edgar categorically said that they did not return fire since they have no firearm and that he did not know what happened next since he was already hiding.

A certain person who was also on board the Toyota Fortuner bearing the surname Dela Pena told in an interview with Biliranisland.com that he and his other companions in the car took cover inside the car at the time of the encounter.

He told that he heard not only a single gunshot but several gunshots while they took cover inside the car for their safety.

After the encounter happened, members of the Philippine Army went to Barangay Tucdao to track down the suspected armed men involved in the encounter based on a video taken by Biliranisland.com.

In the video, one of the members of the army said that they went to Tucdao when they received a text message from a certain Junjun informing that the suspects were hiding in the area.

The army troops went and searched first the Tucdao barangay health station and after to the house of a certain Dory Tolentino in the video taken.

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Said BI.com video showed three bullet holes in the Toyota Hilux, one at the left door and two at the rear left side of the said car while the rear left tire of the Toyota Fortuner was inflated, its rear windshield was broken and a bullet hole on its rear side was found.

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Meanwhile, a person named Norbert Nierras, 46 years old, a resident of Bernardes Village, Naval, Biliran, a driver of Kawayan Mayor Rodolfo Espina, who was wounded in the encounter in Tucdao, was admitted in the Biliran Provincial Hiospital (BPH) at around 11 in the morning and is in critical condition.

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In a statement, Kawayan Mayor Rodolfo Espina said they will just wait for the results of the investigation conducted by the members of the scene-of-the crime operatives (SOCO) who were now conducting an investigation of the incident in Tucdao, Kawayan.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Si kinsa mn ni ang nng video? Maayo kay up to date o on the spot pod ni sila k hire ug parag video…murag planado n tingali ni nga hitabo o hi set up nb kha ni daan…aron naa napod mahimong balita bespera s eleksyon..kay ekspert baya ni ang mga xhong ani nga buhat.

  2. Si kinsa mn ni ang nng video? Murag driver mn r pod s mga chong ang gi onterview, biased n kung mauhon…Maayo kay up to date o on the spot pod ni sila k hire ug parag video…murag planado n tingali ni nga hitabo o hi set up nb kha ni daan…aron naa napod mahimong balita bespera s eleksyon..kay ekspert baya ni ang mga xhong ani nga buhat…pki post nmn ako comments mr. Admin. Tnxs

  3. klaro ni kaayo kay ang mismo naka saksi sa hitabo mao nag sulti,unya toeson napod ninyo,pataka nala baya yambat ang mga espina supporter.dako gayud ni iban sa botos sa mga espina tibook isla biliran.kay mahadlok naman ug sila lang gihapon mag dumala kay mamosil nala diay ni sila.panahun na gayud ni sa atong pag pakabana.

  4. MAO NA MGA HIGALA BOTOHAN GYUD NATO ANG MGA ESPINA KAY DILI NATA MANOOD UG “KILLING FILEDS” SA VIDEO OR TV, DINHI NA GYUD MISMO SA ATONG LUGAR, KAMATAY NA.

  5. why do people always refer to incidents like that as “ambush me”? It already loos so real and the fear felt by the people is now for real, yet they seemed bent on twisting the truth to their own advantage. The witness looked credible and reliable. Nobody could fabricate tales after the occurrence of an incident such as that.

  6. AMBUSH ME!

    nganung imo man dayun himuan ug laing color ang ISYU?
    nganu man gayud nga imuha man dayun buhatan ug judgment ang usa ka issue? Is that how desperate you are? Please be FAIR ENOUGH. people need the real FACT.

    Thank you. PEACE ELECTION should not be showered with bullets and evil intentions…. Peace to all… DAPAT TAMA…

  7. I have always thought this website to be biased towards the Espinas. Now, I am just glad they have presented the story with some “dignified neutrality”. AND AMBUSH ME!!!!- you have been on a haze too long. Wake up and see what’s been happening to Naval, Biliran. TODAY, I just HOPE Everyone who gets to vote will think twice on putting them to seats again, as this past decade we have been witnesses to the most brutal of killings and unimaginable plunders. Today, I pray that the Navaliños will be smarter and wiser in choosing who to vote for. NEVER choose any Epina to be in power again. NOW IS THE TIME TO END THEIR LIES AND DECEITS.

  8. Pagkadali mo deny sa driver ni Chong nga matud pa niya wa silay armas. Naniguro lang daw sila’g tago kay nahadlok maigo kay duna may buto-buto sa pusil.

    Apan ang tinuod mao nga ang driver ug ang pick up truck ni Espina naigo sa mga bala. Ang driver ni Espina na ospital.

    Sa video sa BI.com klaro kaayo nga ang trajectory sa bala nagagikan sa wala nga bahin sa atubangan sa pick up truck. Kini nagpamatuod nga ang namusil diha mismo sa atubangan nga bahin sa pick up truck, dapit sa wala niini.

    Naa usab daw agi sa mga bala diha sa likod nga bahin sa bumper sa Fortuner ni Chong. Duna sab dyutay nga damage ang samin sa likod sa maong sakyanan.

    Kung mao pa’y tuyo sa driver ni Espina ang pag-ambush sa sakyanan ni Chong, nganong bumper ra man sa Fortuner ug tipsing sa likod niini ang maigo? Dili ba nga matud pa sa driver ni Chong, nagsunod-sunod na kanila ang maong pick up didto pa lang sa Ungale? Kung mao, basin may plano na ang taga pick up pag-ambush sa taga Fortuner! Pero bisan pa sa iyang posibleng plano, sa dihang namusil na gyud siya, bumper ra diay sa Fortuner ang iyang tuyo.

    Kadto pud gi-ambush si Charlie sa una, bungbong ra pud sa building ang naigo, bisan pa sa kadaghan sa bala nga gipaarak kay armalite man lagi ang gigamit.

    Kini bayang armalite, wala man kini sa mga kamot sa sibilyan kaniadto sa pamolitika nila ni Jaro, ni Parilla, ni Gonzales ug ni Espina. Ang armalite sa una, mga pulis lang ug sundalo ang magbitbit niini. Apan karon, mabaniog na nga usa ka sibilyan nagbitbit ug armalite ug may mga kauban pang mga aramado usab.

    Mao kini ang scenario didto sa barangay Haguikhican diin nadakpan ang mga tawo ni Glenn Chong, pulos armado; dunay bitbit nga armalite.

  9. agi mga tawo lage kusog jud pag tanggol ila mga pulitiko may bya ug may may makuha,,sila ra pangataw an..ako pa inyo mag kahiusa mo na ang atong lugar molambo moasenso dli kay isig dinautay mo inyo mga pulitiko nganha.. may baya nasayod mu ug unsa tinood ug dli,,kasagaran MGA pulitiko dghan na mga pasalig gamay ra ang motupad ila mga pasalig nganha..unya kmo kung mgdinautay mo murag mu ug pan tagaan ug kwarta..ang ato unta buhaton mag kahiusa kitang tanan,,kanang mga panghitabo karon..sa atong lugar si GOD la ang nkabalo

  10. hahay, kita kung maka-analyze sa panghitabo mura’g unsa na jud ka-eksperto. Di na lang ta magpalabi og laban-laban sa ato mga idol kay kung magkinaunsa man gani, dili ta nila maapil pagdala ngadto sa ilang gingharian. Magpabilin ra gihapon tang pobre. Mag-unay2 ta og away-away isig ka-biliranon, kita ra gihapon ang apektado, kita ra gihapon ang mag-antos, atong kaugalingon ra gihapon ang ato giloko. MAGMATA NA TA OY!!!!!

  11. @mokong: kana murag maayo na imu gi solti bata.
    dapat mag planu na ta ug maayo, kungk insay ato botosan, dapat dili gad unta magpadara sa mga naka tanom na sa pisto.

  12. ATTY. CHONG A.K.A KING OF LOSER!!!!..hain nman qah comment nah dri???..nauwaw nah qah nohh???..mao nay style dha!!!..huwat qoh nimo dri ky mmagsumpaki tah..aron masabtan atong mga BOT2x..hehehehe

  13. ky looy kaayo imong mga TOKOY mao nla cge comment dri..maau rba ug katuuran pud ..wla jud kalainan nimo puro lng botbot..uli nlang sah china chong uiee..dli gani ngadto noon sah SCHARBOUROGH SHOAL uban dd2 bantay sah imoh mga kalahi nga ilogan pud nga dagko,,parehas nimo..unya dd2 dagan pagka congressman for sure daogdaogan ka..hehehee!!!pro dri sah biliran NEVER jud qah mudaog pah..

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