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Police shoot construction worker in armed confrontation in Barili, Cebu

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Correspondent | April 12,2024 - 09:49 AM

Barili police shooting

Responding police in Barili town shot a construction worker during an armed confrontation on Thursday afternoon, April 11, 2024. | Photo courtesy of Barili Police Station

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A construction worker was shot by responding police during an armed confrontation in Barangay Bugtong Kawayan, Barili town in southwestern Cebu on Thursday afternoon, April 11, 2024.

The suspect, Bernie Aldojesa Ponsica, 52 years old, was identified as the shooter.

Police responded to complaints from neighbors about Ponsica being armed and causing trouble while drunk.


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It was reported that he would go inside his neighbor’s house because he was reportedly looking for someone.

When the police arrived, Ponsica fired at them, leading to a shootout.

The police managed to stop him by shooting him in the left lower leg.

He was taken to Barili District Hospital for treatment and will face charges under Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act for possessing firearms unlawfully. /clorenciana

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