CEBU, Philippines - A homosexual was allegedly raped and later bludgeoned to death by unknown men in one of the mountain barangays of Cebu City last Friday afternoon.
Felix Alsalde Jr., 23, of Sitio Anahaw, Barangay Buhisan, Cebu City, was last seen with a group of youngsters at Sitio Olivo of the same barangay.
However, on Friday at around 3:30 p.m., the victim, who is also known as Luningning, was found dead, with his trousers pulled down and his brassiere exposed.
The victim was discovered lying on his back, by 16-year-old who was gathering wood on a bushy hill a few meters from where the victim was last seen alive.
He immediately reported the incident to the Barangay Hall whose staff sought police assistance.
Eulogio Bacarisas, 49, the victim’s best friend, said that he was drinking with the victim on Thursday at around 3:30 p.m., before he decided to leave after being drunk at around 1 p.m.
He distinctly remembered that he left his friend, who was singing on a videoke, with several young men.
Both homosexuals purposely visited the said place to attend the birthday party of a common friend.
“Gibiyaan aning informant (Bacarisas) ang biktima uban ang usa ka groupo sa mga lalaki,” said Cebu City Police Office homicide investigator PO3 Geoffrey Gutual.
Gutual said that Alsalde sustained several contusions on his face which reportedly resulted to his death. “Napuno gyud iyang nawong sa bun-og,” he said.
Bacarisas likewise told Gutual that shortly before they started drinking, they were purposely searched for men in the said place.
“Kadtong mga bayot nangita gyud to sila og mga ‘ekal’,” Gutual told The FREEMAN.
He also said the victim was possibly sexually molested before he was killed.
They are currently waiting for the autopsy results to identify his cause of death, and if there are semen residues from the victim’s body.
“Ato ra na ma-kompirmar once naa na ang result sa autopsy,” he said. (FREEMAN)