Roger Labajo
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 47
  • Occupation: motorcycle-for-hire driver and watchman
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: October 9, 2018
  • City of Incident: Talisay City
  • Province of Incident: Cebu
  • Killed by unknown assailants in public
Source(s)

A MOTORCYCLE-FOR-HIRE driver and watchman from a mountain village in Cebu City was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City earlier Tuesday, October 9.

Police Officer 1 June Zamora, a homicide investigator of the Talisay City Police Station, said witnesses in the area initially thought a tire blew out from one of the motorcycles traveling.

Witnesses told police officers that Roger Labajo, 47, was reportedly driving his red motorcycle when an explosion was suddenly heard from his direction.

But they were surprised to see Labajo lying on the road, with a single gunshot wound on his head. Labajo died instantly.

Zamora said a .45 caliber pistol may have been used to kill Labajo after an empty shell was found in the crime scene.

Aside from working as a habal-habal driver, Labajo also works as a tanod in Barangay Sinsin in Cebu City prior to his death, Zamora said.

Police are still trying to determine a motive behind the murder. (JKV)