A 32-year-old checker of a shipping line was found dead inside a van that also serves as his barracks on Road 10 in Vitas, Tondo, Manila.
Insp. Glenzor Vallejo, chief of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section, identified the victim as Roberto Patangan Jr., of Purok IV, Sikkitan, Pinan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Police said the victim was last seen alive by Roberto Habay, 52, crane operator, at around 9 a.m. when he gave him food.
The victim was reportedly feeling ill for the past two days.
When Habay arrived at the barracks at around 8 p.m., he noticed that the victim was no longer moving.
The victim was brought to a funeral parlor for autopsy and safekeeping.