Arsenio Formentera
Occupation Farmer
Born ca. 1936
Attack information
Date January 28, 1968
Location(s) Palompon, Philippines
Killed 17
Weapon(s) Bolo

Arsenio Formentera (also identified as Isidro Fromentera) was a Filipino farmer who killed 17 people with a bolo in Palompon, Philippines during the night of January 28, 1968. The 31-year-old, who was said to have been mentally ill, escaped afterwards and was sought by the Philippine Constabulary on charges of murder, robbery, and rape.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


  1. Mass killing, The Sydney Morning Herald (January 31, 1968)
  2. Berserk Farmer Hacks 17 to Death, The Hartford Courant (January 31, 1968)
  3. Track Suspect, The Hartford Courant (February 1, 1968)
  4. Track suspect, The News-Dispatch (February 1, 1968)
  5. Track suspect, Lodi News-Sentinel (February 2, 1968)
  6. Berserk Filipino Hacks 17 to Death, The Press-Courier (January 30, 1968)
  7. Manhunt continues, Pacific Stars and Stripes (February 3, 1968)
  8. Filippino maakt amok: 17 doden, Het Vrije Volk (January 30, 1968)
  9. Amokläufer tötet 17 Menschen, Schaffhauser Nachrichten (January 31, 1968)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.