Case filed vs suspect in Pangasinan professor’s murder

Police have filed a murder case against the suspect in the killing of a Pangasinan State University professor.

A report from Col. Jeff Fanged, Pangasinan police chief, said the case docketed as NPS No. I-01-INQ-223-00018 dated Jan. 28, 2023 was filed before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Lingayen, Pangasinan on Saturday, Jan. 28.

No bail was recommended for the suspect, a college student.

The body of the victim, Mark Lagleva, 39, a resident of Barangay Concordia, Bolinao, Pangasinan, was found floating on a river in Barangay Linoc, Binmaley, Pangasinan, on Thursday morning, Jan. 26. Lagleva sustained multiple stab wounds.

Police have yet to determine if there are other suspects.

The PSU community condemned the murder of Lagleva. "Certainly, this heinous act has no place in a civilized society and more so in an academic community. A man of competence, character, and positivity, Prof. Lagleva’s death is a great loss to the campus and to the university,” the PSU said.