UPLB student slain after failed hold-up


Posted at Mar 04 2012 11:17 AM | Updated as of Mar 05 2012 04:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines –- A BS Agriculture student of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) died after being stabbed in the chest by robbers outside of the campus early Sunday morning.

The victim, identified as Ray Bernard Peñaranda, was declared dead on arrival at the Los Baños Doctors Hospital and Medical Center.

According to Supt. Dante Novicio of the UPLB Police Force, Peñaranda and one of his friends were on their way back to their apartment following a dance practice inside the UPLB campus.

They were stopped by two robbers near FO Santos street and Peñaranda was stabbed by one of the suspects after he refused to hand over his things.

The UPLB Student Council, meanwhile, will hold an indignation rally to call for justice for Peñaranda. – Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM.