TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A retied solider and employee of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) died after he was shot to death by a lone gunman in front of his residence at Laya East here Friday.
Senior Superintendent victor Wanchakan, officer-in-charge of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Edwin Libantino Cale, of legal age, married, retired Philippine Army, presently employed at PAGCOR and a resident of Laya East, Tabuk City, Kalinga while he named the suspect who voluntarily surrendered to the police as Emilio B. Buslig Sr., 66 years old, married and a resident of the same place.
Initial police investigation showed the suspect was on his way to the house of his son to get a shovel when he passed by the victim’s residence.
While in front of the victim’s house, he reportedly opened the gat on was about to attack the suspect when the latter drew his firearm and fired at him several times hitting him in the different parts of his body.
The victim was rushed by family members to a private hospital before he was transferred to a government hospital where he was declared dead on arrival due to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body while the suspect immediately surrendered to responding police operatives together with the calibre .45 pistol used in the perpetration of the crime.
Responding elements of the Scene of the Crime operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene four spent shells of a calibre .45 pistol which was used by the suspect in the perpetration of the crime.
By Dexter A. See