Resort worker shot dead in Cebu
BANTAYAN ISLAND, Cebu – A maintenance worker was shot dead at Sugar Beach Resort in Barangay (village) Pooc, Santa Fe town on Bantayan Island at dawn Friday.
The 39-year-old victim identified as Joseph Cordova Tibay Jr., worked at Marlin Beach Resort in Barangay Talisay. Tibay sustained six gunshot wounds on his body that led to his death.
The suspect was identified as Antonio Paradino Cañas, a 34-year old security guard of Sugar Beach Resort. “I lost my cool at that time after I was almost hit by a bottle of liquor ,” the suspect said.
The suspect used a .38 revolver.
Osmondo Veliganilao, who claimed to be the victim’s relative, said that the incident was related to the ongoing land dispute between the families of Alejandro Almodiel and Pedro Escario Jr.
Since March 8, the resort management has not been accepting guests.
He questioned why only one suspect was arrested and alleged there were three who shot Tibay.
Sta. Fe Mayor Jose Esgana said police personnel are in the area to ensure security. CDG
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