BAGUIO CITY – A 26-year old taxi driver was hurt after he was stabbed by a still unidentified male person along Abanao St. Saturday evening.
Senior Superintendent George Daskeo, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the victim as Mark Pagtilan Olowan, 26 years old, single, driver, and a resident at No.80B, Everlasting Street, Upper QM, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim, together with his companion Reymar Pagaduan Lasaten, were walking along Abanao St en route to Chugum to look for their fellow taxi driver who will bring them home.
While en route to their place of destination, the duo passed by an unruly male individual who was allegedly involved in an earlier commotion in the area but did not mind him as they proceeded to the area where they were supposed to meet.
When they were at the parking area of San Luis-bound jeepneys, they heard a horn sound from the other side of the road that signalled that they have to proceed to the other side because it was there where their companion was waiting.
At this juncture, the victim felt that he was hit on the back of his head and when he looked back, he saw the unruly person following him that immediately resulted to an altercation and a subsequent fistfight. It was at that time that the victim felt blood oozing from his head as a result of a stab wound inflicted by the still unknown suspect who fled towards an undisclosed direction.
The victim was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation by responding law enforcers.
By Dexter A. See