THE two men who were found dead on Thursday morning, January 20, 2022 with gunshot wounds to the head in Barangay Kawasan, Aloguinsan, Cebu have been identified by their relatives, the local police said.

Aloguinsan Police Station Chief Lt. Robert Barnido Jr. said the identities of the murder victims were Harold Paden Bejasa, 32, and Eric Alcarez Amigable, 34.

Both victims hailed from the different barangays in Cebu City — Bejasa from Ermita and Amigable from Sambag 1.

Bejasa was placed behind bars for a homicide charge, but he was released from prison in 2017, Barnido told dySS radio station.

Bejasa was a drug surrenderer.

As for Amigable, Barnido said he learned from the victim's father that the victim had been helping his family sell barbeque in their place before his disappearance.

Bejasa was last seen with his common-law wife around 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, in Jai-Alai, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.

After his common-law wife parted ways with him and went home, Bejasa reportedly went to his friends on a motorcycle.

Bejasa's father and common-law wife identified him in a funeral parlor in Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday afternoon, January 20. Also on the same day, Amigable was identified by his father.

The Aloguinsan Police Station will be coordinating with the Cebu City Police Office to check the profiles of the murder victims as part of their investigation and to establish the motive behind the killings. (KAL, GPL)