KAPANGAN, Benguet – A 30-year old farmer was hurt after he was stabbed by his companion while having a drinking spree in a ricefiled at Taba-ao here recently.
Superintendent Cherry Fajardo, public information officer of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera, identified the victim as Anstly Dansali Lope, 30, single, farmer, and a resident of Dontog, Taba-ao, Kapangan, Benguet while she named the suspect as Manuel Luis Belino, resident of Taba-ao, Kapangan, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and the suspect were having a drinking spree in the suspect’s ricefiled when without no apparent reasons, the suspect suddenly stabbed the victim.
He then decided to leave the suspect behind in order to prevent him from inflicting more injuries and sought medical attention from the Kapangan Medicare Hospital.
However, the victim sought that the case be referred to the barangay for them to settle the same with the suspect.