Police are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found hanging off a bridge in Talisay City, Cebu early Monday.
Police Captain Nazarino Emia, Talisay deputy police chief, said the victim, identified as Dante Autero, was shot multiple times before his body was hung off the Mananga Bridge.
Authorities said empty shells of an undetermined kind of firearm were found on top of the bridge.
A sign on top of the body read: "Ay ko sunda, Tulisan ko (huwag tularan, mangdudukot ako)" written in bold letters using a black pentel pen.
The victim's hands and feet were also bound while his pants were pulled down below his knees.
Some residents below the bridge said they heard gunshots at around 3 a.m.
Autero was allegedly a pickpocket and a drug pusher, police said.
Emia said he will ask investigators to check all CCTV footage leading to the area to see what vehicle did the suspects use before doing the crime.