By Jennifer P. Rendon
A father and his namesake son were arrested in separate operations evening of August 16, 2021 in Ajuy, Iloilo.
Randy Ayroso, 49, was nabbed around 10 p.m. Monday at his home at Sitio Malbog, Barangay Tubugan, Ajuy while his son, Randy Jr., was collared 30 minutes later at his home in the same village.
The older Ayroso is Ajuy’s fourth most wanted person while his son was ranked fifth.
Members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Iloilo field office, Iloilo Police Provincial Office-Provincial Intelligence Unit (IPPO-PIU), and Ajuy Police Station served the arrest warrants for murder and frustrated murder, both in violation of Article 248 of the Revised Penal Code, under Criminal Case No. 2021-9993 and CC No. 2021-9994, respectively.
Judge Oscar Leo Sancho Billena of the Regional Trial Court Branch 66, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo issued the warrant on July 20, 2021.
No bailbond was set for the murder charge while P200,000 was set for the frustrated murder case.
Lieutenant Danilo Noca, Ajuy police chief, said that the Ayrosos have four other co-accused who remain at large as of this writing.
The two suspects are now detained.
The six were accused of killing Jay-R Baldonado at Barangay Tubugan, on Oct. 21, 2020.
The 19-year-old Baldonado, a resident of Barangay Improgo, Sara, Iloilo, suffered gunshot wounds on his head and body after armed men shot him.
His live-in partner, Rose Jean Dacles, was hit by a stray bullet on her thigh.
Police claimed that the suspects may have been paid to carry out the killing. The incident was an act of retaliation by another family against the Baldonados.
Jay-R’s father, Punong Barangay Josie Baldonado, was accused of allegedly ordering the killing of another man in May 2020.
Jay-R suffered seven gunshot injuries after he and Dacles were waylaid and shot with the use of an M16 rifle.