ILOILO City – A bakeshop worker was killed in a stabbing incident yesterday on Roosevelt Street, Barangay Zone II, Santa Barbara, Iloilo.
The 26-year-old Jan Jan Lañada of Kalibo, Aklan but temporarily resides in Barangay Zone II succumbed to multiple stab wounds on the body, a police report showed.
Lañada’s friend Romel Mederable of Barangay Trangka, Maasin, Iloillo was tagged suspect.
According to police investigation, Mederable and Lañada were on their way to the latter’s boardinghouse when a heated argument ensued between them around 8:25 a.m. on Jan. 22. This prompted Mederable to stab Lañada. But it was not immediately established what triggered the altercation.
Responding police officers found Lañada’s body near his boardinghouse with a knife still stuck on his chest. They conducted a follow-up operation which led to the arrest of Mederable.
The suspect was now detained in the lockup cell of the Santa Barbara police station, facing charges./PN