Mandaue stabbing claims life of 49-year-old man
CEBU CITY, Philippines—(UPDATED) A man was killed in a stabbing incident in Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City on Monday dawn, August 21, 2023.
The man was identified by police as 49-year-old Roger Arellano Perez, who is a native of Barangay Mantuyong but currently resides in Barangay Guinsay, Danao City, Cebu.
Police identified the suspect of the stabbing in Mandaue as 31-year-old Jeffery Demape Tan, who is from Mantuyong.
A spot report from Police Station 1 of the Mandaue City Police Office revealed that the victim died from multiple stab wounds in different parts of his body.
Drinking session turned bloody
The crime reportedly happened at around 2 a.m. in Zone 7 of the barangay, where the victim was having a drinking session.
Initial investigation on the stabbing incident in Mantuyong, Mandaue revealed that while the victim was having a drinking session along the road, the suspect, armed with a bladed weapon, attacked and stabbed the victim. The police report said personal grudge may have been the motive of the stabbing.
Residents in the area, in an interview with this writer, said the victim was a roaster, locally termed as “mangasalay.” But police later said he was a former pug butcher, locally called “mangingihaw.”
After committing the crime, Tan, the suspect, reportedly fled and police, after being told of the incident, conducted a hot pursuit operation against him.
As of this posting, the suspect remained at large.
Policemen from Centro Police Station 1 in Mandaue City visited the area where the former pig butcher was stabbed to death. They conducted a follow-up investigation on the stabbing and asked the family of the suspect to convince him to surrender. /With a report from Mary Rose Sagarino
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