Dalmacio Abad
Occupation Fisherman
Born ca. 1941
Attack information
Date December 27, 2001
Location(s) Surigao City, Philippines
Killed 0
Injured 22
Weapon(s) Bolo

Dalmacio Abad was a Filipino fisherman who wounded 22 people at a ferry terminal in Surigao City, Philippines on December 27, 2001, before being arrested.

Abad was a resident of Kabayanan, Bontoc and suspected of being a member of the Pulahan cult. In the morning of the aforementioned date the 60-year-old, who was armed with a bolo and probably under the influence of alcohol, suddenly shouted "fight" and then began hacking people who were sleeping on the ground and second floor of the Lipata Ferry Terminal, while waiting for the ferry to Liloan.

Most of his victims suffered minor wounds, among them eight members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines who were on their way to the National Jamboree in Leyte, though one security guard was brought to Caraga Regional Hospital with life threatening injuries. Abad eventually retreated into the comfort room and resisted arrest, but was subdued by more than a dozen security guards and police. He was then brought to city jail to wait for his psychiatric examination.[1][2][3][4]


Among those wounded were:

  • Ralph Abad, 15
  • Jeff Brando, 11
  • John Burgos, 15
  • Edwin Debrano, 12
  • Teresita dela Cruz, 44
  • Herardo Egot, 31
  • Philip Evangelista
  • Romjay Jaralve, 12
  • Preciosa Limawasa, 70
  • Danilo Macion, 41
  • Manuel Mangomas
  • Arizona Matbas, 36
  • Socorro Mapati, 45
  • Sherwin Melihor, 16
  • Manuel Misoles, 36
  • Bernardita Olasa, 18
  • Cons Pangarao, 14
  • Al Sigfred, 10
  • Jess Tagarao
  • Cris Uballas, 24
  • Nestor Versosa, 37


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