Man shot dead by girlfriend’s former lover

By: Benjie B. Talisic, Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Miguel Ernest Ermac August 26,2017 - 11:19 PM

The son of a Philippine Information Agency (PIA) officer and former employee of The Freeman was shot dead by his girlfriend’s former lover inside her boarding house in Sitio Kalmar, Barangay Lawaan 1, Talisay City. (CDN PHOTO/MIGUEL ERNEST ERMAC)

THE son of a former reporter and now an employee of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), was shot to death inside a boarding house in Sitio Kalmar, Barangay Lawaan 1, Talisay City, Saturday dawn.

The victim was identified as John Ronli Calizar, 22, oldest son of PIA employee Ferliza Contratista.

Police investigation showed that Calizar slept in the boarding house of his girlfriend, Katherine Cabungcag in Sitio Kalmar, Lawaan 1, Talisay City last Friday evening, when the suspect, identified as Jessie Largo of Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City appeared at around 3:10 a.m. of Saturday, broke the jalousies and forcibly entered the house.

Largo was accompanied by an unidentified friend and they fired at Calizar several times, said Cabungcag.

Largo is Cabungcag’s ex-boyfriend

“Gibuak ni Jessie ang jalousie na bintana ug gisuway og kab-ot ang pultahan para ma ablihan. Naka mata ko ug ako siyang gi kompronta. Pag-abli nako sa pultahan, iya dayon kong giwakli. Niana siya, mao na imung gipuli sa akoa? Nagbinuang ka sa akoa? Unya nakit-an nalang nako gipusil nila pag-ayo si Ronli (victim’s nickname),” Cabungcag narrated.

(Jessie broke the jalousies of the window and reached for the door. I woke up and when I opened the door, he shoved me aside. He asked if Ronli was the one I replaced him and I saw him shoot Ronli several times.)

Genesis Contratista, half brother of the victim, said that John Ronli had a live-in partner and two sons in Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City. They allegedly had a fight, prompting John Ronli to stay the night at Cabungcag’s rented place.

Contratista said that his brother did not know about the former boyfriend of Cabungcag, and had never met him. The victim received no threats.

Police recovered eight 9mm empty shells, five .45 caliber slugs and four deformed slugs of undetermined caliber.

The suspects are still at large.

Meanwhile, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino pledged to provide financial assistance to the victim’s mother, Ferliza Contratista. Dino described Contratisa as a “hard-working fellow in the government service.”

Dino also encouraged the PNP and the NBI to work together in conducting a wider manhunt against the suspects.


Cebu Provincial Police Office director Eric Noble assured that the police are doing its best to the suspects behind bars.

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