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Bohol provincial board member accused of “kidnapping” his wife

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol- Where is Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel of Bien Unido town?
Her husband, Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel, was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion that he kidnapped his own wife.

Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal, head of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID), said the mayor was taken into custody based on the complaints of the mayor’s relatives.

Niño was brought to RID inside Camp Sergio Osmena, headquarters of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) in Cebu City, to be investigated.

Witnesses said that on Wednesday afternoon, Gisela and her two friends were at the Bien Unido Double Barrier Reef Dive Camp when Niño arrived.

“There was a heated argument between the couple,” said a witness.

Gisela’s friends went to Cebu through the port of Tubigon town on Wednesday. Gisela left and had not heard of since.

Since the mayor could not be contacted, her family decided to go to the police.

A friend of Gisela reached her on her mobile phone about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The mayor was sobbing as she assured her friend that she was fine.

“I am fine. I don’t want to talk about it,” the friend quoted the mayor as saying.
Before her argument with her husband, Gisela just came from Singapore.

Witnesses said that the couple’s relationship turned sour in December last year.

“We thought it’s normal for couple,” said a witness.

Niño was also angry when he learned that his wife loaned a P2.5 million worth of watch.

Gisela was elected mayor in May 2016, replacing her husband who won as board member for the second district of Bohol.

She is a pilot of Air Asia.

Authorities are now looking for the mayor who, according to her friends, may just be “ventilating.”

Update: Police search for body of Bien Unido Mayor

The mayor of Bien Unido town in Bohol was believed to have been thrown into the sea after she was shot dead by his captors on Wednesday, according to the police.

The police were scouring the waters off Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City where the body of Mayor Gisela Boniel was reportedly dumped.

“We are checking the water off Punta Engaño because we received reports that it was thrown there,” said Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal, head of the Regional Intelligence Division based in Cebu City.

Gisela and two other companions were reportedly housed by her husband, Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel at the Bien Unido Dive Camp on Tuesday.

The victim’s best friend, Angela Leyson, said they were asked to stay overnight in the resort. But on Wednesday dawn, Leyson noticed something was wrong.

While they were inside the room, she said several men suddenly came in. One of them covered her mouth with duct tape.

Someone tasered her in the neck, causing her to lose consciousness.

As her vision was about to dim, she heard Gisela telling her husband: “In-in ( Niño’s nickname) ayaw si Lala (Angela) kay naa ang iyang anak sa pikas room (In-in don’t include Lala because her child was with her.”

Leyson was with her 17-year-old son.

That was the last time Leyson saw Gisela.

Leyson said one of the perpetrators pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her if she would report the matter to the police.

Leyson said they were led out of the room and were brought to Tubigon town before they were released.

But she reported the incident to the police who then arrested the abductors –Niño, Randel Lucas who served as driver; and Kevin “Etad” Boniel, Niño’s cousin.

Cabal said it was his cousin, Kevin, who shot dead the victim.

Leyson said Niño and Gisela had a fight over financial matters.

The couple’s friends in Bohol said Niño got angry at his wife when he learned that she loaned a watch worth P2.5 million.

Cebu Daily News
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  1. They threw her in off Punta Engano because it is near to the abyss. They would have dumped her there and she will never be found.