Capiz village dad reported missing

By Jennifer P. Rendon

A village official was reported missing after he failed to return home since September 13.

Barangay Captain Wennie Dimas, 29, of Aglupacan village, Tapaz, Capiz was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the adjacent Barangay Senonod.

Major Jhon Almarino Bonior, Tapaz police chief, said the victim and his two companions, both of whom are his relatives, left Aglupacan the morning of the said day.

Dimas was working to complete the water system project in their barangay.

They travelled on foot and separated ways, as his two companions went to Barangay Da-an Sur to get cement while he went to Senonod to pick up the other materials.

It was assumed that he completed his transaction at Senonod and was on his way home before he went missing.

Bonior noted that Aglupacan residents had to cross the Panay River in going to and from Senonod.

Residents noted the water level at Panay River was high around that time.

Bonior said relatives reported that the victim went missing the following day.

Police claimed they had recovered Dimas’ identification card and other personal belongings wrapped in a plastic bag at a river bank in Barangay Garcia, a village that can be reached two to three hours by motorcycle from Senonod.

“We’re still conducting a follow-up investigation to locate the victim,” Bonior said.

It was gathered that Dimas did not seek reelection and had his brother run for barangay chairman.