MALAYBALAY CITY | BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON ONLINE | BUKIDNON BLOG – A piece of news stunned us and the rest of our relatives just a few days ago. And we’re pretty sure the rest of Malaybalay City as well.
Rolando “Rolly” Hernandez was killed. And perhaps due to a land-related dispute.
He’s one of the prominent figures in Malaybalay City and in the Province of Bukidnon.
He’s been involved in government service (was with the Land Transportation Office, according to our relatives) for a long time and is a part of the family that owns and operates Hernandez Farm.
Our relatives told us that news reports said that Hernandez was killed by armed men.
A news bulletin published on Pilipino Star Ngayon also claimed that Rolly Hernandez was allegedly killed by 4 armed men.
The news bulletin also said: “Base sa ulat na nakarating kahapon sa Camp Crame, kasalukuyang pinakakain ng biktima ang kaniyang mga alagang kabayo malapit sa bukirin nang sumulpot ang apat na mga armadong kalalakihan at pagbabarilin ito. Ang mga suspek ay mabilis na nagsitakas matapos ang insidente habang patuloy naman ang imbestigasyon.”
Our relatives said that according to the grapevine, an explosive was even allegedly thrown at Hernandez’s home. Fortunately it did not explode. If it did, children may have even been hurt as well.
The news bulletin published on Pilipino Star Ngayon did not say the probable cause of Hernandez’s killing. However, and again only according to the grapevine, a dispute over land and alleged squatters may have been one of the possible causes.
Whether this is true or not, this issue brings to mind:
How are legitimate land owners protected under the law against squatters who have become so brazen? How can the law work in favor of legal land owners?
Also, are you guys worried as we are with what’s going on? It seems that it’s so easy for people to either kill or hire someone or some people to kill. Absolutely scary stuff.
Let’s hope that justice will be served. Rest in peace, Sir Rolly.