A tabloid reporter who allegedly suffered a heart attack was found dead inside his boarding house
in Pasig City Monday night.
Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra Jr., Pasig police chief, said Jeffrey Tiangco, 62, reporter of
Peopel’s Tonight/People’s Journal was discovered dead at around 6:30 p.m. at Room 108 of Rizal
Public School Teachers Association (RPSTA) Building on Oranbo Drive, Bgy. Oranbo.
Initial investigation conducted by SPO1 Hermel Vergara disclosed that the victim was
discovered dead by his teacher friend, also the building administrator, identified as one Marino
Earlier, Calibara went to the unit of Tiangco after some tenants informed him that the
victim was not seen coming out from his room since morning.
“Umaga pa lang may kumakatok na sa unit ni Sir Tiangco, hindi raw nagbubukas, tapos alas-3
ng hapon may bumalik, kumatok ulit sa unit n’ya ngunit hindi pa rin daw nagbukas ng room, kaya
nagpunta sila sa building administrator para ipaalam at nagtataka daw ’yung kaibigan n’ya na hindi
rin nagpunta ’yung biktima sa unit n’ya kasi close daw ’yung dalawa at lagi nagkikita,” Vergara
told Journal Group.
Calibara knocked on the unit of Tianggo but repeated calls were unanswered, prompting him
to ask another tenant, one Francis Lim, to peep through a window.
“Kumuha daw ng hag-dan ’yung inutusan ni Ca-libara at nang masilip n’ya, napansin n’ya na
hindi na gumagalaw ’yung biktima,” Vergara said.
They immediately sought assistance from Barangay Hall of Oranbo and Police Community
Precint (PCP-10) personnel led by PO3 Ronel Mole and forcibly opened the door and discovered the
lifeless body of the victim lying on his bed only in shorts and without upper garment.
The Kapitolyo Barangay Emergency Unit responded but Dr. Bernard Jhon San Marcus declared
that the victim has been dead for hours.
Police said the victim has no signs of external injuries.
Medicines were found scattered on the victim’s bed.
“Kabilang sa mga nakuhang gamot ng SOCO ’yun maintenance medicine daw, hiwa-hiwang bawang
at lata ng pineapple juice sa unit n’ya,” investigators said.
Authorities suspected that the victim possibly suffered a heart attack.
However, Eastern Police District-Scene of the Crime Operatives (EPD-SOCO) will conduct an
autopsy on the victim’s corpse to determine the real cause of his death.