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Boholanos Had the Last Laugh
« on: September 02, 2007, 11:27:49 PM »
Sun Star Daily Cebu - That Casimero “Meloy” Garcia and the rest of his gang, formerly called the Bohol Robbery Group, were arrested in Tagbilaran City and neighboring Panglao town the other day can be considered poetic justice.

The robbery group gained a certain degree of notoriety that, because police and the media attached the word Bohol to the gang’s label, rubbed off a bit, rather unfairly we should say, on the home province of its members.

But the fall of the gang, now called the Casimero “Meloy” Garcia robbery group, made dramatic by the heroic act of the security guards of a bank in Tagbilaran and the help provided by informants, was vindication for Bohol.

Heroic act

Compared with the sloppy manner the police and other sectors reacted to the robberies perpetrated by the group in Cebu and Mandaue cities, the success of the Boholanos easily stood out.

Unlike in the heists in Cebu, security guards of the Bank of Commerce fought it out with the robbers and wounded two of them, making it easier for the police to track down the group’s whereabouts.

(In the process, one security guard was killed and two others wounded.)

Of course, in law enforcement as in everything else, one should not distinguish a unit, a province or a group of people from another, meaning, there should only be unity in fighting criminality.

Last laugh

Comparison, however, is difficult to brush aside in this case considering the origin of the Meloy Garcia gang and the kind of operation the police attributed to them.

By shifting their operation from Bohol to Cebu and back, the group conjured images of Cebu being assaulted by outsiders, reinforcing their erroneous tag as the Bohol Robbery Group.

That resurrected almost buried perceptions of Cebuanos about Boholanos, as shown by the digging up of old jokes that are not flattering to the latter.

In the end, though, Boholanos had the last laugh.

source: Sun Star Daily Cebu

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 03:04:19 AM »
What digraces me is the amount of notority that these thugs are receiving, I should of been charging take a peek through the hole on the wall jail cell down below at the city police station its so big you could throw weaponery down into the jailers and in turn they can use it on the police and since the whole community is so outraged by this anyone with a crazy mind if mad enough could easily shoot at the robbers down below through the wide gape from the public gaping and peeking inside the jails last frida as we the media waited for spot reports and gave robbers our questions thigs at the city PNP were pretty lax.
I would estimate about 1000 or so plus curious persons piled down in droves to get a loo some groups of people just thought they could go down the stairs and visit freely but they got caught. Even food and clothing are brought into this jail with out being inspected for contrabands? Y'' Claro!


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Re: Boholanos Had the Last Laugh
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 12:29:34 PM »
a column in a local newspaper in bohol compared meloy garcia to caloy garcia...

puwede pud si carlos f. garcia iapil...

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