Robbers stab retired teacher, gov’t employee dead in Bukidnon

ROBBERS killed a retired public school teacher and his boarder in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon early yesterday morning before taking with them a gun, cash and other valuables, a Police Regional Office 10 report said.

According to Bukidnon Police Provincial Office director Colonel Roel Lami-ing, the bodies of 62-year-old Aquialiano Limocon and his boarder Roger Ramonal, 52, a local government employee, were found dead in the house at Zone 2, Barangay 1,  Malaybalay City around 7:15 a.m. yesterday.

Lami-ing said Wilfredo Eslarang, 38, a welder from Purok 5, Kibalabag, Malaybalay City working for Limocon discovered the bodies of the two when he went inside to drink water.

Eslarang told police he got scared when when he saw Ramonal lying face down on the kitchen floor with blood oozing from his body. The man rushed upstairs to inform Limocon but was shocked to find out his employer was also lying unconscious in the living room, with blood gushing from his throat.

Local policemen said Ramonal suffered five stab wounds in different parts of the body while Limocon was stabbed in the throat.

“This appears to be a robbery with homicide case,” Lami-ing told PRO10 director Brigadier General Rolando B. Anduyan.

Members of the Scene-of-the-Crime-Operations (SOCO) said there was no sign of forced entry in the house. Investigators also found out that several belongings of the victims were moved while Limocon’s two vaults were left open. An empty pistol case was also found on top of the victim’s sofa.

Both victims died while being taken to the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center.

Malaybalay City police chief Lieutenant Col. Jerry Tambis ordered an investigation to identify the suspects.