Man killed, tied to post in Talisay City

Ryan Macasero
Man killed, tied to post in Talisay City
Residents of Camp 4 found the man tied to a post with a cardboard sign tied around his neck

CEBU CITY, Philippines  – An unidentified man was found dead, hogtied and bound to a post in Talisay City early Friday morning, July 26. 

Residents of Sitio Bogo, Camp 4, found the body with a cardboard sign tied to it saying, “Undang na lage mo ug dili gane kamo na isunod. Tulisan, Drug pusher og killer, drug lords (You guys should stop because if you don’t you’ll be next. Robbers, pushers and drug lords).” 

Brigadier General Debold Sinas, the Central Visayas’ police director, said the killing was related to an incident earlier this week where another man was shot dead and hanged from a bridge in Talisay City. 

That incident happened earlier this week. Also on the body of that victim was a cardboard sign which said: Ay ko sunda, Tulisan ko (Don’t follow me, I’m a robber).”  (READ: Man shot and hung on Talisay City bridge)

Despite the number of killings where victims have cardboard signs tied to the bodies, Sinas denied these were the handiwork of vigilantes. He said those killed were probably accused of being police informants. 

Wala’y vigilante sa Talisay (There are no vigilantes in Talisay),” Sinas emphasized. He added that they were investigating the links between the victims and one group dealing with illegal drugs operating in Cebu. He did not elaborate further.  –

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Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers social welfare for Rappler. He started at Rappler as social media producer in 2013, and later took on various roles for the company: editor for the #BalikBayan section, correspondent in Cebu, and general assignments reporter in the Visayas region. He graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a degree in international studies and a minor in political science. Outside of work, Ryan performs spoken word poetry and loves attending local music gigs. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmacasero or drop him leads for stories at