MANILA, Philippines - A lower court judge was found dead inside his home in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, on Wednesday morning.
Police identified the victim as Judge Fredelito Pingao, presiding judge of the Sarrat-Vintar Municipal Circuit Trial Court in Ilocos Norte.
Investigators said Pingao's body was discovered by his personal driver, Francisco Gonzales, inside his house in Barangay San Simeon around 8 a.m..
Police said the judge died of stab wounds in the neck and different parts of his body.
Police have yet to determine the motive behind the judge's killing. -- Report from Randy Menor, ABS-CBN Laoag