Farmer hacks seaman, friend PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:29

A seaman was killed while his companion was wounded after they were hacked and beaten by a farm worker in barangay Tictapul last Monday.

The fatality was identified as Romeo Horton Borja, 52 years old, married.

Borja’s companion was identified as Enrique Bagaslo dela Cerna, 59 years old, married and a resident of Sinoropan, Licomo.

Police identified the suspect as Fidel Fernando of Tictapul.

Initial investigation showed that the incident was triggered by a simple misunderstanding between Borja and Fernando, who works at the farm owned by the seaman.

Witnesses said that Fernando, who was armed with a bolo and a hard object, attacked Borja and dela Cerna.

Borja was declared dead on arrival at the Vitali Lying In Clinic where he was taken.  Dela Cerna meanwhile, sought treatment at a local hospital.

Fernando was arrested by responding barangay officials and tanods of Tictapul and was later turned over to the Vitali Police Station.  (Dan Toribio)