A security guard from one of the popular areas in the Philippines has been arrested for allegedly killing two fellow security guards over food after a drinking spree.

The suspect was identified as Julius Cortez who allegedly killed two of his fellow security guards identified as Jay-Ar Tomenio and Eugene Sitjar at a residence inside Forbes Park in Makati City in the Philippines, according to a report by John Consulta of “24 Oras” via the GMA Network.

Cortez fled the scene after the shooting but was later arrested by Makati law enforcement. Police were able to collar the suspect after another security guard allegedly disclosed his whereabouts.

The Philippine Star reported that the National Capital Region Police Office, SWAT personnel and tactical motorcycle riding units were deployed to respond to the call at about 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.

According to the outlet, the three security guards had just finished drinking in the afternoon. After their session, food was allegedly served.

"After the shooting, the suspect fled from unkown direction and a continuous manhunt operation being undertaken (sic.) by SWAT and TMRU personnel of this station for possible arrest," the report by Makati City Police Station read.

However, Cortez grew irate after he noticed that only rice was served and there was no viand to go with it. This led to the shooting incident and eventual death of Tomenio and SItjar.

Cortez shot Sitjar in the head and died on the spot. Tormenio, on the other hand, was shot in the waist.

It was added that Cortez was also the driver of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive Rose Nono Lin who was reportedly renting the Forbes Park residence.

When they apprehended Cortez, police were able to recover a .40 caliber pistol along with two magazines loaded with live ammunition.

Cortez is currently in police custody and awaits the charges set to be filed against him.

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