Shooting, stabbing kill 2

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Monday, March 30, 2015


TWO persons died in shooting and stabbing incidents in Balamban and Tuburan last Sunday.

At 8 p.m., Gally Pahamutang, 48, was stabbed to death by his neighbor Guillermo Genteroliso, 59, in Barangay Maghinay, Tuburan, police said.

The victim was with his three sons. They came from a store and were walking toward their house when the suspect attacked Pahamutang, who suffered several stab wounds in the body.

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Senior Insp. William Homoc, Tuburan Police chief, said they are eyeing personal grudge between the two as the motive behind the attack.

Earlier that day, a body in an advanced state of decomposition was discovered in Sitio Liki, Barangay Sunog, Balamban.

Police said the man had a gunshot wound in the forehead.

“According to the residents and barangay officials, (the man) is believed to be a salvage victim and thrown (in the sitio) due to the remoteness of the area,” a police report read.

Residents are not familiar with the victim’s profile. The body was found by Robert Lapinid at 9 a.m.

At 5 p.m., pedicab driver Vicente Gonzales, 32, suffered gunshot wound in the stomach after he was shot by his neighbor Jonathan Barbero Jr., who escaped after the incident.

Three separate vehicular accidents also took two lives and injured six persons in Sibonga, Borbon, and Toledo City last Sunday.

At 12:15 p.m., a 25-year-old woman who was set to marry her boyfriend died after the motorcycle she was riding got hit by a gas tanker driven by Francisco Castro in Barangay Calongcalong, Toledo City.

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Police identified her as Shebarraz Fuentes, 25. The victim’s boyfriend Noel Bucad, 23, suffered injuries.

More than four hours later, Clara Cacanog, 67, died after she was hit by a red Toyota Vios (JCW-607) in Barangay Don G. Antigua, Borbon.

The vehicle also hit a motorcycle and injured its driver, Jimboy Novabus, 16.

At 3:30 p.m., a multicab driven by Rogelio Rico, 53, collided with Sunrays bus in Barangay Sabang, Sibonga.

Rico was traveling toward Carcar City when he met the accident along a curb where he lost control of his vehicle.

Police said Rico and his three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, a man wanted for murder was arrested by police during the graduation and commencement exercises of his three daughters in Barangay Caputatan, Medellin last Sunday at 7 p.m.

Police identified the suspect as Danilo Dumaguit, 39, who is eighth in the town’s most wanted list.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 31, 2015.

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