Revenge linked to drugs eyed in Cebu City killing

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Revenge related to illegal drugs is the possible motive in the killing of a 20-year-old man, whom police described as a suspected hitman of alleged drug personalities in Barangay Lorega, Cebu City. Major…

Wife, who took over jailed hubby’s drug business, nabbed with P3M shabu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2022

Wife, who took over hubby’s drug business, nabbed with P3M shabu during Cebu City bust CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old wife, who allegedly took over her jailed husband’s illegal drugs business, also ended up behind bars…

CIDG-7 nabs alleged hitman linked to slain Cebu drug lords, appeals to public to help them catch more criminals

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) has turned to the public for help and appealed to them to report any person, who were engaging in illegal activities. This after…

Task group checks hitman’s case for links to Yape’s murder

Alven Marie O. Timtim 11/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The arrest of self-confessed hitman, Jennifer Mercader, is one of the cases the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) for the killing of Police Lieutenant Colonel Joie Yape is looking into. Mercader, a former…

Suspected hitman, JO worker caught in drug busts

Benjie Talisic, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/13/2018

A SUSPECTED hitman from Mindanao and a job order employee of Cebu City Hall were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Cebu City at 3 a.m. yesterday and last Wednesday evening respectively. Chief Insp. Dindo Juanito…

Kerwin Espinosa’s alleged hitman killed in Leyte rest house

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

ALBUERA, Leyte – An alleged former hitman of self-confessed drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. and his wife were found dead inside a rest house in Barangay Talisayan here past 1 p.m. on Thursday. The body of…

Confessions of a hitman

Benjie Talisic 05/16/2018

He was an avid fan of actor Robin Padilla, who was one of the country’s most popular action stars in the 1990s. It was from years of watching his idol’s movies that Eric (name withheld) gained inspiration…

Guilt-stricken ‘hitman’ surrenders to Tumulak

by Benjie Talisic and Morexette Marie Erram 04/10/2018

One self-confessed hitman voluntarily giving himself up to authorities is, according to local police, a positive step towards solving murder cases which happened in Cebu City. This is what the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) hoped to…

Cops nab alleged Sabalones hitman

Benjie B. Talisic 10/23/2017

CEBU City police arrested an alleged gunman of self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones at Sitio Fatima in Barangay Pahina Central, Cebu City, at past 2 p.m. yesterday. Supt. Ryan Devaras, chief of the Cebu City police’s Investigation…

CALLS MOUNT TO PROBE HITMAN CLAIM

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/03/2017

The confession of Barangay Captain Jinnefer Mercader of Lugo, Borbon, that he was a hitman for some politicians in Cebu has rekindled interests into the unsolved deaths of over a hundred victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in…

Hitman says he was a ‘hero’

Benjie Talisic 09/03/2017

Barangay Captain Jinnefer Mercader of Lugo, Borbon, was not only an unrepentant hitman but described himself a “hero” for slaying some 30 “criminals” in Cebu City in the early 2000. Mercader, speaking to Cebu Daily News at…

‘I was a hitman’

Benjie B. Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 09/02/2017

In Barangay Cahel in Borbon town, Jinnefer Mercader, 42, is known to his neighbors as a man who is wont to firing his gun indiscriminately. But few would want to get in his way because he is…

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