A hacking incident happened in Purok 3, Barangay Villagracia, Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 3:30 AM on July 17, 2017. The victim identified as Emacculito Estrera Luspo, 23, a rubber tapper from Purok 4, Barangay Magsaysay of same municipality, was seen lying lifeless with a hack wound to the left side of his neck.
The incident was perpetrated by a certain Malbert Manada Tampos a.k.a. “Malbet”, 36, another rubber tapper. Investigation revealed that during a disco party in connection with the barangay fiesta celebration, the victim was already drunk when he approached and vexed the suspect standing beside the disco venue. The suspect was insulted and embarrassed making him hack the victim. Responding elements of Siay MPS conducted a follow-up operation together with three Barangay CVOs that resulted in the arrest of the suspect. Recovered from the suspect was the bolo used in the attack. The arrested suspect is now in the custody of said police station.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9