PHOTO CAPTION: The theory that slain IFPC team leader Glen Peremne (left) was silenced for what he knew of illegal activities happening at the Iloilo Fish Port Complex is now being floated around after an unidentified relative implied that he might have known way too much for his own safety./iNEWS (IFPC photo from PNA)
ILOILO CITY–One of the relatives of Glen Peremne, the team leader of Health and Sanitation officers at the Iloilo Fish Port Complex (IFPC) who was murdered by motorcycle-riding gunmen last April 23, 2021, has divulged to members of the media certain irregularities and illegal activities at the fishing port as told her by the victim days prior to his death.
According to alias Nene, aside from the fishing vessel with 15 Cebuano crewmen on board that was able to dock at the Iloilo fish port without the necessary coordination with authorities, and the prevalent illegal barter happening in the IFPC compound, Peremne also told her about the money lending and scrapping activities in the area.
She said Peremne intimated to her that the said scrapping activities at the fish port involve certain security guards employed by the IFPC, who profits from the illegal enterprise.
Alyas Nene added that Peremne also told her he reported these illegal activities at the IFPC numerous times both to the head of security and IFPC spokesperson Dr. Justo Anaquita but claimed neither acted on his complaints.
She also confirmed that three women known by their aliases are at the forefront of money-lending activities in the IFPC: Inday Lapuz, Inday Tanza Bonifacio, and Inday Cebuana.
With her disclosure, alias Nene said she now fears for her life as those behind Peremne’s brutal death could also be after her now.
TRAGEDY STRIKES TWICE
To recall, Peremne was on her way home after work the evening of April 23 when riding-in-tandem gunmen aboard a motorcycle followed him along Zone 5, Brgy. San Juan in Molo district and then peppered him with bullets using a .9mm pistol, resulting in his death.
Peremne, who incurred at least four gunshot wounds, was rushed to the nearest hospital but was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
Tragedy further struck the Peremne family when his brother, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-6 spokesperson and concurrent assistant regional director for administration J/Sr. Supt Gilbert Peremne, suffered and died of cardiac arrest out of extreme sadness over what happened to his younger brother. (N. Glenn Aragon/iNEWS)