BUGUIAS, Benget October 11 – A 31-year old farmer was injured after he was allegedly hacked by a fellow farmer inside the shanty of the latter’s daughter at Lusab, Mansoyosoy, Catlubong, here, Tuesday.
Police authorities identified the victim as Romel Pacis Dubyag, 31, single, farmer, and resident of Lusab, Mansoyosoy, Catlubong, Buguias, Benguet while the suspect was named as a certain Eladio Bilag Bandao, aka “Ladion”, 58, married, farmer, native of Wangwang, Ambaguio, Nueva Viscaya.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was inside the shanty of the suspect’s daughter when the latter suddenly appeared and hacked the former several times hitting him on both hands.
The victim was rushed by concerned citizens to the Lutheran District Hospital for medical treatment but he was later referred to the Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital in Bauko, Mountain Province for further treatment while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation for the filing of the appropriate charges against him.
By Dexter A. See