Suspect in killing of ex-Antique mayor nabbed in Occidental Mindoro


A suspect in the murder of former Culasi town mayor was arrested.

Romeo Fernando, who went by aliases “Sunny” and “Rolly Fernando,” was nabbed in Batong Buhay, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro Saturday noon, Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, spokesperson of the Western Visayas police, said.

“He is one of the suspects of the slay of former Culasi mayor Paterno Javier Sr. and now an active member of the New People’s Army-Leonardo de Guzman Command based in Mindoro,” said Malong.

In a press release, police said Fernando is one of the seven suspects in the killing of Javier on June 4, 1986. (

The operation against the suspect was done by the combined elements of the Regional Intelligence Unit 6, Regional Intelligence Unit 4B, Sablayan Municipal Police Station, Culasi Municipal Police Station, Antique Provincial Intelligence Section, and Mindoro Provincial Mobile Force Company.

Fernando is currently under the custody of the Culasi municipal police station.