THE decomposing body of an elderly woman was found inside the sugarcane plantation at Sitio Antonio, Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City Wednesday morning.

Police identified the fatality as Premitiva Gustilo, 78, of Barangay Hilamonan.

Superintendent German Garbosa, chief of Kabanklan City Police Station, said Thursday the body of the victim was found by Ale Mayang, 30, who was about to pasture his carabao in the area.

He said the victim was reported missing since last week.

The cadaver was brought to Vitog Funeral Homes and has been subjected to post-mortem examination.

Garbosa said they are still conducting further investigation to determine if there is a foul play on the incident.


In another development, a motorcycle driver died after he was ran over by a Fuso canter truck along the national highway in Sitio Hagnaya, Barangay Tabun-ac, Toboso town Tuesday.

Police identified the fatality as Edgardo dela Torrre Jr., 26, of Barangay Salamanca, Toboso.

Chief Inspector Roberto Mansueto, chief of Toboso Municipal Police Station, said Thursday that at about 11:30 a.m., De la Torre was traveling from Escalante City to Toboso town when he lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle at Sitio Hagnaya.

De la Torre fell on the road and was hit by a Fuso canter truck driven by Renier Entredicho, 40, of Barangay Tiglawigan, Cadiz City, Mansueto said.

Entredicho surrendered to Toboso Municipal Police Station, and was released Wednesday after the 18-hour reglementary period, and a settlement with the victim’s family.