Ozamiz mayor, 11 others killed in police, CIDG raid

DAVAO CITY-- Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 11 still unidentified persons were killed in a joint raid conducted by operatives of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)- 10 in their residence in San Roque Lawis in the city 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Northern Mindanao Police Regional Office Director Timoteo Pacleb confirmed the death of Parojinog and the arrest of his vice mayor-daughter Nova Princess during the implementation of six search warrants issued for the two of them.

Kaya madaling araw natin sinerve ay hindi natin pinapaalam sa mga target para ma-serve ng maayos sa kanila ang search warrant, Pacleb said in a radio interview.

The vice mayor is now under the custody of the Ozamis City police.

A policeman, who was wounded in the operation, is now out of danger.

Also included in the search warrants were Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. and Board Member Ricardo Parojinog in relation to illegal drugs.

According to Pacleb, the operatives were met with a volley of fire, prompting them to retaliate.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) personnel are now conducting seizure and inventory of illegal items such as firearms and suspected shabu that were found in the suspects' residence and farm.

Source: Philippine News Agency