Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Charice Pempengco’s father stabbed dead after drinking session

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna – The estranged father of international singing sensation Charice Pempengco was stabbed dead in San Pedro, Laguna before midnight Monday, police said on Tuesday.

Ricky Pempengco, 40, died on the spot after sustaining two stab wounds in the chest, said Superintendent Kirby Kraft, San Pedro police chief, in a phone interview.

Witnesses identified the suspect as a certain Angel Capili, 35, who is now the subject of a police manhunt.

Police said Pempengco came from a drinking spree and was buying cigarettes from a store near his residence in Barangay Laram when he was stabbed by the suspect.

“It appears to be a drunken skirmish,” said Kraft, who added that both the victim and the suspect were drunk when the killing happened at around 11:30 p.m.

Capili used to live in the same village until he moved out in 2005. He was only visiting his friends on Monday.

Pempengco’s remains were brought to a funeral home also in the town.

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