A 35-year-old man who slipped out of the hospital was found dead in front of a Philippine Long Distance Telepone (PLDT) branch in Tondo, Manila.
The victim was identified as Buboy Urbano, of Tayuman Street in Tondo.
Det.Mark Daniel de Guzman of the Manila Police District-homicide section said the victim was found dead at around 3 a.m.
It was learned that the victim was confined at the San Lazaro Hospital last April 12 due to breathing difficulty and was told to stay in the hospital for a couple of weeks.
However, he did not heed the advice and got out without informing the doctors until he was found dead.
The cause of his death remains unknown.