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Hunger leads to arrest of schoolboy’s slay suspect

 

RENATO Calderama, a security guard who allegedly shot dead a 15-year-old boy inside his classroom in Calamba, Laguna, is escorted by police following his arrest. (PNP Calamba photo)

RENATO Calderama, a security guard who allegedly shot dead a 15-year-old boy inside his classroom in Calamba, Laguna, is escorted by police following his arrest. (PNP Calamba photo)

Hunger forced a security guard to go out of his hiding place five days after he allegedly shot dead a 15-year-old boy inside a classroom in Calamba City in Laguna.

Renando Calderama went down from the hills of Laguna to find food and was immediately spotted by local residents who contacted the police.

Col. Eleazar Matta, director of the Laguna Provincial Police Office, said Calderama was arrested at around 4 a.m. in Barangay Bucal in Calamba City.

Calderama was tagged as the one who shot dead a 15-year old boy in Castor Alviar National High School in Calamba City on July 4.

The victim was taken to the hos­pital where he died later.

Calderama and the victim were reportedly living together as lovers. It is not immediately clear why Cal­derama gunned down the victim.

During interrogation, Calderama disclosed that he went into hiding after the shooting at the hilly por­tions of Calamba City.

“Initial interview with him re­vealed that for the last five days, he stayed in the hilly portion of Barangay Masili and would go to the lakeside of Laguna de Bay just to drink water,” said Matta.

“His hunger forced him to go down to look for food,” he added.

Calderama was seen walking along the track of the Philippine National Railways. Some of the residents who recognized him immediately sought police as­sistance.

Seized from him was a backpack containing the revolver believed to be the one he used in the killing. (Aaron Recuenco)

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