Reprinted from the article of Jun Elias in the Philippine Star
|A student walks past posters of slain couple Ramon and |
Zorahayda Arcinue and suspect Otto Guialaludin
in Barangay Poblacion, Lingayen, Pangasinan
CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union , Philippines -– Another suspect in the March 7, 2012 killing of former vice mayor Ramon Arcinue of Lingayen, Pangasinan and his wife Zorahayda was arrested on Monday afternoon by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Barangay Pisuac, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan.
Senior Superintendent Francisco Esguerra, CIDG-Region 1 chief, said the suspect, Joey Vedaña, alias Rey Vistro, was nabbed based on an arrest warrant issued by Judge Renato Pinlac of Regional Trial Court Branch 57 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan.
Esguerra said Vedaña was carrying a .38-caliber revolver with five bullets when elements of the Pangasinan-CIDG and the Urbiztondo police accosted him.
The Arcinue couple was gunned down in front of their rented apartment in Sampaloc, Manila.
Esguerra said Vedaña is an alleged member of the Vistro gun-for-hire gang operating in Pangasinan.
Vedaña was also tagged in the Aug. 16, 2011 slay of lawyer Leonardo Jimenez in Aguilar, Pangasinan and two other killings in Bayambang town and San Carlos City.
Aside from Vedaña, another suspect in the killing of the Arcinues, Otto Guialaludin, a supposed hired killer known as Boy Muslim, was arrested last November by National Bureau of Investigation agents.
Two of the slain couple’s children and two motorcycle drivers identified Guialaludin as the alleged triggerman.