Body of gay man found buried in Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 15 2011 05:20 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2011 07:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The remains of a 50-year-old man was found in Minglanilla, Cebu on Friday.

The decomposing body of Alberto Navarro, who was allegedly homosexual, was found buried underneath an abandoned house in Barangay Linao.

Allegedly, the victim was killed last May 16 by a tricycle driver named Richard Mandal.

After months of running loose, Mandal was arrested on Friday.

Mandal admitted to the crime, saying he hit Navarro with a piece of wood after the latter forcefully asked him to have sex with him.

“Gusto kasi niya makipag-sex, pero ayaw ko. Sinabi kong hindi ko gusto, pero nagpupumilit. Hinampas ko ng dos por dos ang likod niya,” Mandal said.

Police authorities are now preparing to file homicide charges against Mandal.– Reports from Edgar Escalante and Rachelle Dangin, ABS-CBN Central Visayas