Girl raped, killed in Agusan del Sur

Posted at | Updated as of 12/12/10 2:57 AM
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AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines – The decomposing body of a 12-year-old girl has been discovered in a grassy portion of a garbage area in Esperanza.
Manilyn Lacbayo’s face was almost unrecognizable because her head was struck with a rock. Police said the girl was also raped and stabbed with a stick.
Lacbayo’s father, Jimmy, said he was shocked when his sibling asked for him to identity the naked body of his daughter.
Police investigation revealed that the girl was killed on December 5. Her body was found 2 days later near a garbage dump.
A suspect, 19-year-old Ronnie Bulalahos, has been arrested. He admitted killing the girl but denied that he raped her.
He claimed that he and the victim had a relationship.
In a translation, Bulalahos said, “Hindi ko siya ginahasa, Pinag-usapan namin iyon. Matapos iyon, sumigaw siya ng tulong kaya nagawa ko ang krimen.”
Bulalahos is now facing rape and homicide charges. - Report from Richmond Hinayon and Charmane Awitan, ABS-CBN News Caraga

Girl raped, killed in Agusan del Sur

Posted at | Updated as of 01/17/13 7:43 PM
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An eight-year-old girl was found dead under a bridge in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The victim was reported missing on Monday night by her mother, Elsie Bongcaoel, after she failed to come home from school.

Bongcaoel later found out her daughter was not able to go to her class on Monday afternoon.

The girl's naked body, along with her school belongings, was found under a bridge at around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the girl was shot in the head.

A suspect, identified as Roque Eliot, has been arrested.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 17 January 2013