Christmas Day insult turns fatal in Quezon

Published December 27, 2020, 11:24 AM

by Danny Estacio

SAN NARCISO, Quezon – It was the kind of insult that proved too much to bear for a farmer here on Christmas Day.

Marlon Agad, a 40-year-old farmer, was arrested after he shot and killed Luis Bandola, 45, at a drinking spree in Sitio Ilaya, Barangay Bani, on Friday, December 25, that also led to the death of Eduardo Aborde, 34, who was caught in the crossfire.

San Narciso Police reported that Bandola and Aborde, both farmers, were in the middle of a drinking session on Friday at around 5:15 p.m. when they got into a heated argument. Apparently, Agad felt insulted because Bandola belittled him for not owning a piece of land in their community.

Agad reportedly drew a .45-caliber pistol and fired at Bandola. Aborde tried to intercede and step-in between the two, but he, too, was shot by the suspect.

Police said Bandola and Aborde died on-the-spot due to several bullet rounds.

Agad fled after the shooting accident, but later surrendered to authorities in Barangay Burgos in Mulanay Quezon. He also turned in his gun.

Cases of double murder and illegal possession of firearm will be filed against Agad before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Catanauan, Quezon, according to the police.