Farmer hacks brother-in-law to death while arguing

A LABORER was killed by his own brother-in-law in Sitio Tagaytay, Barangay Pansoy in the northern town of Sogod, Cebu, on Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2022.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Froilan Orlanes, a resident in the area.

The suspect, Mario Telibangko, a 62-year-old farmer, continues to be at large.

According to Lieutenant Phil Restauro, based on their initial investigation, Orlanes had been drinking before the incident.

Around 4 p.m., he went to see Telibangko, who was feeding his goats.

The two ended up arguing.

Orlanes reportedly tried to physically intimidate the suspect, which irked the latter.

Telibangko pulled out a machete and hacked Orlanes in the neck.

Due to the size of the wound, Orlanes died.

“They had been at odds with each other. They were fighting over land,” Restauro said in Cebuano. (GPL/PJB)