A mug shot of Remia Prevendido (left) when she was arrested for illegal drugs in 2017. (Right) The remains of Analee Antipatia who served as Prevendido’s maid and alleged drug courier. (Photo courtesy of RMN)
ILOILO CITY, Philippines – Some armed men killed barangay captain Remia Prevendido at a beach resort in San Joaquin, Iloilo City on Sunday (June 24).
The victim died of multiple gunshot wounds after the unidentified gunmen sneaked into her room and shot her.
Also killed in the incident was the family’s helper Analee Antipatia while Remia’s husband, Bonifacio Gregorio Sr. survived and is now recovering in a hospital.
Remia was the barangay captain of Bakhaw Manduriao, Iloilo. She is the sister of slain Iloilo drug lord Richard “Buang” Prevendido.
She was among the Philippine National Police’s high-value targets for her alleged participation in the illegal drugs trade in the area with her helper serving as a drug courier.
“She is included in the Prevendido drug group…Based on the other interviews with the suspects involve talaga siya because some of them nagasasabi na she is the one receiving money na kinokolekta out of drugs,” explained PCI Joem Malong, Spokesperson of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.
(She is included in the Prevendido drug group…Based on the other interviews with the suspects, she really was involved because some of them said she is the one receiving money collected from the sale of drugs.) – Lalaine Moreno / Marje Pelayo
MANILA, Philippines — Iloilo City has been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) effective September 25 until October 9 due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.
According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque the new measure is based on the issued Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 74 which also requires facility-based isolation for confirmed asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.
However, the resolution exempts patients who are considered vulnerable or having comorbidities as confirmed by the local health officer.
Another exception would be when the Ligtas COVID-19 Centers within the region are fully occupied and the local government unit does not have sufficient isolation facilities.
On Tuesday (September 22), 33 employees of the Iloilo City Hall tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the three-day temporary closure of the establishment beginning Wednesday (September 23) as declared by Mayor Jerry Treñas in Executive Order No. 215-A.
Prior to that, 13 barangays in the city were placed under total lockdown due to the increase in community transmission of COVID-19.
The Iloilo Provincial Board has put the province under state of calamity to be able to use the P26.5-million calamity fund for medical supplies, insecticides and other necessities.
There are already 6,806 dengue cases recorded in the area with 23 reported deaths from January to July 13 this year. This is exceedingly higher compared with the 543 recorded cases from January to July 6, 2018.
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