The police arrested the suspect, identified as Dr.Chao Tiao Yumol, 38, a resident of Lamitan City. Recovered from the scene was a caliber .45 pistol with silencer.
January 16, 2021
Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol and Members of the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance – Maharlika filed a graft and corruption charge against PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly protecting people connected to illegal drugs on Wednesday.
Doc escapes slay attempt in Zamboanga
By Al Jacinto, The Manila Times
December 14, 2020
ZAMBOANGA CITY: A medical doctor in Basilan province survived a gun attack in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, and on Friday, the police launched an investigation into the attempted murder. Before midnight on Thursday, Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol was driving his car with three passengers when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, but a bulletproof curtain, hanging by his side, saved his life. “That bulletproof curtain, which I improvised, saved my life. I could have been shot in the chest,” he said. Yumol told the police that one of the attackers was attempting to shoot him again, but the gun jammed, and the ambushers fled on a motorcycle. “I saw him trying to shoot again, but his gun apparently jammed,” he said. When police asked the 36-year-old doctor the probable motives for the attack, Yumol replied, “It is political,” but did not elaborate. Yumol said they were going home when the gunmen, who were waiting for them on a road in Lunzuran village, attacked his car. “I did not see their faces. They were both wearing motorcycle helmets and clad in jackets. They are medium-built,” he added, describing to the police the attackers’ physical appearance. Police investigators recovered an empty shell and one slug of a suspected .45-caliber pistol from the area. “A thorough investigation is still being conducted by Zamboanga City police Station Five for the possible identification and immediate arrest of the suspects,” Cpt. Edwin Duco, a regional police spokesman, said.
At least two suspected gunmen carried out the assassination. Both arrived at the scene of the crime in a motorcycle(s?) and waited for the victims to get out of their vehicle. This was near Gate 3 of Ateneo and they escaped on foot to cross Katipunan Avenue and walked/ran in the the vicinity of the Varsity Hills subdivision. A private vehicle was forcibly taken and rammed into the subdivision’s De La Rosa gate. One suspect was captured in Aurora Boulevard by pursuing policemen.
With the 2022 presidential elections fast approaching, we weigh the chances of the current opposition in the forthcoming senatorial contest. Jailed senator Liela de Lima and comebacking senator Antonio Trillanes are not registering well in most surveys while Risa Hontiveros has a good chance of retaining her seat.
The Liberal Party has included proven vote getters (Escudero, former VP Binay, Gordon, Zubiri and Villanueva) in their senatorial ticket thus assuring that there will be no repeat of their 2019 mid term debacle wherein they got ZERO out of eight contenders (Otso Diretso sa Inidoro). Escudero, Binay, Zubiri, Villanueva and Hontiveros will most likely land in the Magic 12.
The YELLOW party standard bearer for the presidency, VP Leni Robredo, is a distant second in surveys while vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan is third in the pre-election preferences.
Instant celebrity Gwyneth Chua who skipped her mandatory quarantine to go partying then tested positive for Covid 19 and in the process infecting her friends and resto bar staff, has a lot of anger frothing from her social media post. 1. She just called the hard working Philippine President Duterte as INCOMPETENT 2. She stated that FRONTLINERS are LAZY 3. She said that the Philippines is KJ (killjoy) and walang pakisama (no camaraderie) referring to party restrictions and protocols. 4. She dismissed her irresponsible behavior as “simpleng party lang” (it was just a mere party) as if to minimize the public health hazard that she has caused. 5. She also considers the fuss she is generating as an over reaction (OA or over acting).
At the very least, she has a lot of explaining to do, hopefully, in a court of law.
Gwyneth Chua arrived from the United States and checked into an accredited hotel for her mandatory quarantine due to the Covid 19 pandemic. However, she slipped out of the facility to go out to paint the town red. The party animal later tested positive for the disease and contact tracing exposed her path of destruction. She is currently being investigated with possible charges being brought out against her.
Two time Philippine elections party list topnotcher BUHAY with a Velarde sitting in Congress from 2001 to 2019 is in deep trouble. Having three representatives in the years (2007, 2013) that Buhay came out on top, the rest of the elections participated in netted two representatives (2001, 2004, 2010, 2016). However, in 2019, former Manila City Mayor Lito Atienza was the lone BUHAY winner. Atienza is currently serving his third term (2013, 2016 and 2019) as a BUHAY party list congressman and he is running for vice president in 2022. 2019 was the first time since 2001 that no Velarde won as a party list representative since the Velarde nominee was only listed second, with Atienza listed first, and BUHAY only secured one seat.
Atienza asked for the help of the Charismatic leader Brother Mike in the 2001 party list elections with the agreement that Brother Mike would choose the nominees. Atienza was the BUHAY second nominee in 2013 and 2016 and won both times. For 2019, Atienza requested Brother Mike for him (Mayor Lito) to run as the BUHAY first nominee (perhaps to ensure that he would win a third consecutive term). Brother Mike agreed and Congressman Atienza got his third term through BUHAY. Brother Mike thought that the initial 2001 agreement was still in place and that he would put a son of his as the first nominee for 2022. Party List representative Lito Atienza had other plans. Since he is barred by the Philippine Constitution from running for a fourth consecutive Congressional seat as well as having plans for higher office in 2022, Atienza put his son-in-law as BUHAY’s first nominee for 2022. The Velarde family (Brother Mike and two of his sons who had previously been BUHAY Congressmen) pulled out of the party list that had a spectacular past because of Brother Mike and the hordes of El Shaddai faithful.
Without Brother Mike and with Lito Atienza running for vice president in 2022, it would be worth watching if BUHAY party list would be able to regain the glory it once had from the 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 elections. A single winner in 2019 is the lowest point of BUHAY at this time. For 2022, BUHAY can retain its single seat (getting two or three seats as in elections past is totally unthinkable) or BUHAY may not succeed in getting a single seat as the Brother Mike Velarde drawing power is no longer there.
2021 Christmas party SNIPER attack HEAD SHOT victim Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental Mayor Michael Gutierrez died days after undergoing brain surgery.
Mayor Michael Gutierrez was among 8 town mayors of the province associated with then Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., DRUG LORD, featured in a 2016 DRUG MATRIX. To date FOUR in that DRUG MATRIX are dead. 1. Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. (killed in a raid on his house in 2017, together with his wife, brother Octavio Jr., sister and nephew among more than a dozen who died in that police operation. 2. Richard Parojinog who died in jail in 2020. 3. Clarin Mayor David Navarro who was killed in an ambush in Cebu in 2019 and now 4. Mayor Michael Gutierrez who was at the holiday celebration of Misamis Occidental 2nd District Congressman Henry Oaminal.