The Central Visayas Police claimed it was Cadungog and his bodyguard who attacked Calumba
. The driver of the motorcycle was held as a witness, not as a suspect.
Macaslang is claiming he shot Calumba after the policeman and his companion Michael Banua, a police asset, drew firearms while he was driving Cadungog's car on T.
Cadungog said he suspected that Calumba and Banua tried to ambush him, an accusation that the police said has no basis.
The witnesses saw Cadungog inside his vehicle, a Toyota FJ Cruiser, when he was supposedly shot by Calumba
aboard a motorcycle driven by police asset Michael Banua.
Sinas said Calumba
and Banua were headed to the police station after conducting a surveillance in the barangay when they were shot by the bodyguard of former Tejero barangay captain Jessielou Cadungong.
Just hours after Sinas made the statement, the National Bureau of Investigation regional office filed a homicide charge against the driver-bodyguard of Cadungog, William Macaslang, who shot Calumba
dead after the policeman, along with an antidrug police asset, drove close on a motorcycle to Cadungog's vehicle, an FJ Cruiser, and tried to open fire at Cadungog.
He was riding a Toyota FJ Cruiser when the assailant, PO3 Eugene Alcain Calumba
, drove his motorcycle near the councilor's P3-million vehicle and opened fire.
Shelalyn Habagat, 19, three years; Jelsa Saburiga, 19, two years; Renelyn Debaguio, 21, three years; Maricris Palmesa Calumba
, 21, three years; and Floralyn Balucos, 20, three years.
Romulo Sapitula, identified the suspect as Christopher Calumba
, 36, who has been a member of the Bantay Bayan team in Barangay Malamig for more than a decade.
Romulo Sapitula said Christopher Calumba
was arrested by a team led by Senior Insp Virgilio Platoon of the Mandaluyong City Police at about 7:30 pm at the Jollibee fastfood branch on EDSA near the Boni MRT Station in Mandaluyong City.
Samonte Street, Barangay 47, killed "stay-in workers" Floralyn Balucos, 20; Maricris Calumba
, 21; Heidi Ib-Ib, 24; Lorena Ib-Ib, 21; Jelsa Saburiga, 19; Renelyn de Bagui, 21; Angelyn Quillano, 21; and Sheila Lyn Habagat, 19.
Fire Officer 2 Joan Batan, of the Pasay Fire Department, identified the fatalities as Maricris Calumba
, 21; Jelsa Saburiga, 19; Renelyn De Baguio, 21; Angelyn Quillano, 21; Shellalyn Habagat, 19, Floralyn Balucos, 20; Heidilisa Ib-ib, 24 and Lorena Ib-ib, 21.