According to news reports, the father of international singing sensation Charice Pempengco was killed in a stabbing incident Monday night.
Ricky Pempengco, who is separated from Charice’s mom, Raquel, was stabbed in A. Bonifacio Road, Barangay Laram, San Pedro, Laguna. A police report said Pempengco was in a drinking session and then left to buy a cigarette. The suspect, Angel Capili Jr., approached him and stabbed him with an ice pick. Pempengco was able to walk away and then sit on a pavement, but the suspect went back for him and stabbed him again.
The 12-inch ice pick pierced through Pempengco’s body, killing him. The suspect quickly left the scene. Authorities said Pempengco might have survived the stabbing had barangay officials been able to rush him to the hospital. Pempengco’s drinking buddies didn’t help him since they were afraid of getting hurt. For full story, click here.
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As of this morning, police have already arrested suspect Angel Capili, during a follow-up operation. They, however, are yet to figure out the motive for Pempengco’s murder.
Charice Pempengco’s Father Stabbed Dead