2 Ifugao cops killed after finger wrestling quarrel

Frank Cimatu
2 Ifugao cops killed after finger wrestling quarrel
Police Corporal Paul Cungihan Badangayon of Hingyon, Ifugao, allegedly shoots dead his two fellow officers from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion

BAGUIO, Philippines –  In Ifugao, they have a traditional game called tulhi, which is a form of finger wrestling. 

If you think that the only danger you can get from it is a couple of broken fingers, you are very wrong. 

Two police officers belonging to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion were killed after a game of tulhi Sunday morning, September 29, in Barangay Viewpoint, Banaue, Ifugao. 

Police Corporal Paul Cungihan Badangayon, 28, from Hingyon, Ifugao, allegedly shot dead the following:

  • Police Staff Sergeant Romualdo Ngina Jr, 32, from Bauko, Mountain Province
  • Patrolman Rey Wan-aten, 30, from Banaue  

The 3 were playing tulhi when Badangayon’s finger was dislocated and called it quits. He also reportedly cursed the two. 

Ngina followed Badangayon to their service quarter and punched the corporal. 

Badangayon drew his service revolver and repeatedly shot Ngina. Also hit was Wan-aten who was trying to pacify the two. 

The two were brought to the hospital, but both were declared dead.

Badangayon was arrested. – Rappler.com 


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