LA TRINIDAD, Benguet January 16 – A porter died while his minor companion was injured after they were repeatedly stabbed by a still unidentified knife-wielding assailant in front of a bar at the trading post, Km. 5, here, Monday dawn.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Levy Kelino Tayab, of legal age, a porter, while his minor companion was described to be 17 years old, farmer and a resident of Central Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet and a native of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Initial police investigation showed the two individuals and their companion were walking within the vicinity of the trading post when they were followed by their assailant who repeatedly stabbed them on the different parts of their bodies before fleeing towards an undisclosed direction.
The victims were rushed to the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) for medical treatment but the porter was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians while his minor companion is now confined for further observation.
The suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation by responding police operatives for him to answer for the crime he committed.
By Dexter A. See