A PROFESSOR of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) was found dead late Wednesday night inside his condominium unit in Malibay, Pasay City, police said Thursday.

Professor Isagani Sta. Maria, 56, was found with multiple stab wounds by his churchmate who was about to fetch him as they were heading to a church service.

According to a witness, Sta. Maria was last seen together with a pedicab driver who accompanied him to his unit, hours before he was discovered.

Police are considering robbery as the motive behind the killing as the victim's mobile phone and wallet are both missing.

They are also hunting down the pedicab driver who is a possible suspect.

Sta. Maria, who is separated from his wife who is residing in the United States, is living alone in the rented condominium unit. (Sunnex)