Ozamis mayor, wife dead as police raid Parojinog homes

Ozamis City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog Sr. and his daughter Vice Mayor Noja Parojinog Echoes

MANILA — Members of the Philippine National Police and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) armed with search warrants raided homes of alleged illegal drug personalities in Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental early Sunday.

The raids were on residences of the Parojinog political clan.

The raid on Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog Sr’s house resulted in his death.

His wife Susan also died during the raid.

Ozamis Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog Echaves has also been arrested after a raid in San Roque Lawis, where authorities seized firearms and shabu.

Echaves was brought to the provincial office of the CIDG after the arrest.

The raid in San Roque Lawis also resulted in deaths of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team and Civil Volunteer Organization members identified as Miguel del Victoria, Nestor Cabalan and a certain Vasquez.

Another BPAT member who was killed has yet to be identified.
The CIDG also raided City Councilor Ardot Parojinog’s house in Bagakay.

The councilor, a former provincial board member, was away from his house when it was raided.

Five men were arrested during the search as the police also seized firearms and drug paraphernalia.

Police confiscated a shotgun, three rocket propelled grenade launchers, two hand grenades, eight M-79 bullets and an M-79 rifle, shabu and drug paraphernalia from Councilor Parojinog’s residence.

Authorities also searched the house of ”Dodo”,  the mayor’s son.

In February 2017, the Sandiganbayan ordered the arrest of Aldong and his daughter Echavez, in connection with their graft case over the alleged anomalous awarding of a contract for the renovation of a gymnasium in 2008.