Businesswoman, performer hurt in Baguio bar commotion

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BAGUIO CITY – A 37-year old businesswoman and a 23-year old bar performer were hurt after two individuals created trouble inside a night spot along Military Cut-off here Tuesday dawn.

Senior Superintendent George Daskeo, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the victims as Arlene Campus Lubos, 37, married, businesswoman, and a resident at No. 07A, Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet and Eric Millar Pineda, 23, single, performer, and a resident at No. 013, Ledesma St., Aurora Hill, Baguio City while he named the suspects as Mark Joseph Alciken, of legal age, former employee of said bar, and a resident of Marcos Highway, Baguio City and his cousin, a certain “Judy.”

Initial police investigation showed the victim and her companions were seated in a separate table when she noticed that the suspect, who was also seated with his cousin in another table inside the establishment, were allegedly pointing dirty fingers to them several times prompting her to approach the duo and talk to them regarding the matter.

However, a heated altercation ensued and while the victim was about to leave the duo, the suspect suddenly pulled her hair causing her to fall on the floor while his cousin kicked her several times.

When the employees of the bar tried to pacify the duo, they starting throwing bottles and metal chairs at them until Pineda was hit by a metal chair resulting to his sustaining multiple injuries.

The suspects immediately fled the crime scene after the incident while the victims were brought to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment.

The suspects are now the subject of a manhunt operation for them to face the appropriate charges to be filed against them before the city prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See

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