MANILA, Philippines – A 64-year-old man was found dead inside a motel room in Lipa City, Batangas last Friday, police said.
Police believe that the victim, identified as Ruperto Peña, died after taking sex enhancement pills which were recovered from the room.
Investigation showed that Peña checked in with a still unidentified woman prior to his death.
However, the woman was no longer inside the room when the motel's roomboy found the victim’s body lying on the floor.
Police have dismissed foul play on the victim’s death, saying he died of a heart attack.
There was also no indication of robbery.
“Natural death naman ‘yung pagkamatay ni lolo, inatake sa puso,” said Supt. Christopher Birung, chief of Lipa City Police.
The victim was laid to rest in Batangas on Tuesday.
“Hindi naman siya mahinang tao, malakas naman siya. Kaya nabigla kami,” said Ben Patron, one of Peña’s friends.
The motel’s management refused to issue a statement on the incident. -- Report from Joan Panopio, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog