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Ati-Atihan massacre
LocationKalibo, Aklan, Philippines
DateJanuary 16, 2005
8:45 p.m. (UTC+8)
Attack type
Mass murder
WeaponsArmalite M16 rifle
Deaths9 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorJonathan Moreño

The Ati-Atihan massacre was an act of mass murder that occurred on January 16, 2005, during the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. Police Officer Jonathan Moreño shot the Aklan Provincial Police Director, before engaging in a shootout with police that left him and seven other people dead, among them five police officers, and more than thirty wounded.


Leaving cathedral after celebration of mass for ati-atihan a about 8:45 a.m. Police Officer 1 Moreno shot Superintendent Odelardo Magayanes with his M16. Shooting spree killing six police men and 2 civilians, injured six policemen and 25 civilians.


  • Judelyn Cuales, 11
  • SPO1 Juan Gorion
  • Chief Inspector Manuel Ilejay, Kalibo Police Chief
  • Odelardo Magayanes, Aklan Provincial Police Director
  • PO1 Joselito Tablos
  • Dr. Dem Tirol
  • PO1 David Tumpong
  • PO1 Ricky Urquiola


Moreno got death threats apparently in connection with drug lord Jose Kim Cuadra, to withdraw as star witness, was frustrated that Cuadra was protected, that politicians and Philippine National Police Directors benefitted from drug money he cannot tolerate the evil of his superiors and John was fold by his superior to withdraw from the case and just accept the money being offered, otherwise, John will be jeopardized ’I am ready to give my life in the service even without the support of the government. I hope my death will resurrect a new and young law enforcer with a clear vision, guided by sense of values in the PNP, someone whose achievements and accomplishments could be worthy of emulations by the citizenry, a PNP who could offer hidher best to standby by two-thirds of our people below the poverty line suffering from an “acute psychotic breakdown”. result of his perceived threat from his fellow police officers PO3 Laguna and SP03 Velasco

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