A Cebu town election official jumps to his death inside a Cebu City mall

By: Jhunnex G. Napallacan, Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla December 26,2017 - 05:04 PM

CEBU CITY—An employee of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu was killed after he allegedly jumped off from the third floor of a mall in Cebu City on Tuesday.

The police identified the victim as Rodrigo Maglasang, 45 and a native of Palompon town in Leyte.

Maglasang, who had been with the Comelec for nine years, was assigned as assistant election officer in Tuburan town, northern Cebu.

But he had been on sick leave for three weeks due to a lung ailment, said Comelec provincial supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano, in an interview over dyLA.

He and his brother Alvin came from Palompon town in Leyte on board separate fastcraft on Tuesday and went directly to the mall near the reclamation area.

According to SPO2 Wetzel Berry of Cebu City Police Office-Homicide Section, a tenant of a candy store saw Maglasang climbing the spiral staircase leading to the third floor about 1 p.m.

The customers were jolted when they saw the man jump off from the third floor and landed on the ground floor.

He was then brought to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Berry said the victim’s brother Alvin described Maglasang as a loner who didn’t confide his problems with his family.

The police and the mall management were conducting joint investigation on the incident.

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