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Cordova cop goes missing

By: Norman V. Mendoza August 11,2016 - 10:57 PM



POLICE are now searching for the desk officer of the Cordova Police Station who left his post Wednesday dawn bringing his issued firearm, a 9mm pistol, an M16 Armalite rifle and a government motorcycle.

PO2 Ryan Casiban, a resident of Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, left the Cordova Police Station at around 3 a.m. last Wednesday. He has not been seen since that time.

Cordova Police Chief Senior Insp. Jomar Medil said that around the time Casiban left the station, he called Senior Insp. Zosimo Jabas Jr., the former police chief, and asked for his help.

Casiban said a certain Atan Tajanlangit had allegedly threatened his life and was hunting him.

“Gi-hunting ko sa mga tawo ni Atan Tajanlangit, tabangi ko, sir, kay mo-surrender ko ni Duterte,” Casiban was quoted as having told Jabas.
(I am being hunted by the men of Atan Tajanlangit. Help me, sir, because I want to surrender to Duterte.)

At around 7:30 a.m. the same day, the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office received a report from a concerned citizen of Sitio Naga, Barangay Babag II, Lapu-Lapu City regarding a PNP motorcycle, an M16 Armalite rifle, a police belt, black shoes and a PNP uniform which were abandoned in the bushes.

It was later confirmed that it was the uniform of PO2 Ryan Casiban. The motorcycle and M16 rifle were the property of the Cordova Police Station.

Blotter Entry

In the blotter book, Casiban’s last entry read: “Gen. Garbo and Gen. Loot are drug syndicate of the Phils. Because of money protected by his men, PNP organization to stop illegal drugs.” He signed the entry above his name.

Another entry on page 153 read, “Gen Garbo and Gen. Loot drug syndicate of the Phils because of big drug money protected by his men PNP organization.”

On the same page, blotter entry 0106, he wrote. “I want to write what is justice for all to stop all illegal drugs. God is in me,” then signed the entry.

Medil said Casiban has been assigned at the Cordova police for the last nine years, most of his assignments were being a member of the Alert Team.


His wife, Chona Casiban, was also at a loss as to the reason her husband was missing.

“Dili man gud na siya tig sulti og duna siya’y problema, (He wasn’t the type to talk about his problems),” she said.

She added her husband was quiet and that she had no idea if he was involved in illegal drugs. She hoped that her husband is still alive.

Medil said there was a surprise drug test on all PNP personnel in Cordova last July but nobody tested positive for drug u se, including PO2 Casiban.

Cordova police exerted all efforts to locate PO2 Casiban but as of 5 p.m. yesterday, Casiban remained missing.

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