September 7, 2016
Roel Tolentino alias “Yalip”, 37 years old, married and resident of Brgy. 19 here, was gunned down during a botched buy-bust operation. The police report stated that Mr. Tolentino drew his magnum .22 revolver when he sensed that the buyer-poseur was actually a police officer. The buyer-poseur, reportedly, had no recourse but to defend himself. The report said the police officer also drew his gun and shot the suspect dead. Mr. Tolentino was number 16 in the city’s “priority target list of drug personalities”. He was at number 54 in the province’s own drug personality list.