VICTORIA, Laguna – A candidate for councilor or kagawad in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 30 was stabbed to death in front of his house in Barangay San Felix in this town on Saturday, October 7.
Police identified the victim as Marvin Laluz, 29, a former barangay councilor from 2013 to 2018.
Investigation said Laluz was drunk and last seen with an unidentified man at about 12:01 a.m. in Purok 1 on his way home.
Laluz’s sister heard him seeking help but paid no attention, thinking that he was just drunk. Minutes later, the victim was found bloodied with multiple stab wounds in the body.
He was taken to the Bay Medical Center in Bay, Laguna where he was declared dead.
Police arrested “Jerry” in a follow-up operation at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Sitio Tanza, Barangay Tubuan, Pila, Laguna, for concealing and facilitating the escape of the suspect “Jerome.”
Jerry was earlier seen in Barangay Cagaras, Magdalena, Laguna in a surveillance footage driving a scooter and Jerome as back rider on their way to the house of uncle “Jonathan” to seek refuge. Jonathan rejected Jerry’s request to stay and asked them to leave.
Jerome is at large and is the subject of a police manhunt.