Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ex-Mayor of Jagna, Bohol arrested over his involvement to the infamous “Inopacan Massacre”

The following article is a reprint from
ByThird Anne Peralta-Malonzo on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ex-Mayor Exuperio Chiong Lloren. He was the municipal mayor of Jagna, Bohol for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010.  In 1997, he was elected as the Brgy. Captain of Brgy. Pagina, Jagna, Bohol. He is popularly known in Jagna by the nickname as "Eksam"  Photo credit to

Suspect linked to Inopacan massacre arrested in Bohol

A MAN who was linked to the infamous “Inopacan Massacre” was nabbed on Saturday by the joint elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police in Bohol.

The AFP identified the accused as Exuperio Lloren who is facing 15 counts of murder before a Manila court in relation to his involvement in the killing of at least 67 New People's Army members in the 1980s.

The remains were discovered by authorities along Mt. Sapang Dako, Barangay Caulisihan, Inopacan, Leyte on August 27, 2006.

The AFP said Lloren, 65, is a former secretary of the leftist group's Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC).

Lloren joined politics in 1997 wherein he was first elected as Barangay Captain of Brgy. Pagina, Jagna, Bohol.

He is also facing graft and estafa charges at the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas. (Sunnex)

The following article  is a reprint from Journal Online
Written by Alfred Dalizon Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca on June 13, 2015

Ex-Bohol mayor wanted for multiple murder caught

AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group yesterday captured a former town mayor in Bohol wanted for multiple murder in Leyte.

PNP-CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong said Exuperio Lloren, a former mayor of Jagna, Bohol, who uses the aliases “Exusperado Lloren /Exempario Lloren /Macion /Berting /Eksan /Nilo /Johnny,” was arrested by members of the 7th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Group headed by Sr. Supt. Ritchie Posadas in Bgy. Pahina, Jagna municipality.

The arresting officers were armed with a warrant of arrest for 15 counts of murder, with no bail recommended.

Magalong said the warrant stemmed from the discovery in 2006 of mass graves in Inopacan, Leyte, where the victims were believed to have been summarily executed by New People’s Army guerillas.

Lloren was said to be involved in the purging activities of the NPA.

Operatives of the 7th RCIDU were assisted by members of the Bohol Police Provincial Office, the Jagna Municipal Police Station and the Military Intelligence Group 7 in making the arrest.

The suspect is now being held at the local CIDG detention facility pending his turnover to court. 

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