BAGUIO CITY – A 29year old farmer was reportedly stabled by a 33-year old farmer after a heated altercation emanating from the former’s requested song entitled “Dead or Alive’ inside the Mandom videoke bar along Rajah Soliman St. at around 9 pm Wednesday.
Police authorities identified the victim as Gayban Cotcoto Tabao-ican, 29, farmer and a resident of Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet while the suspect was named as Albert Feraro Gal-od, 33, married, farmer and a resident of Rajah Soliman St., Baguio City.
Initial investigation showed the victim was drinking alone inside the establishment when the suspect, who came from another nearby establishment passed by and argued with another customer.
At this point, the victim that he would sing the song entitled ‘Dead or Alive’ in the videoke that reportedly irked the suspect which subsequently resulted to a heated argument that ended up to a fistfight between them.
The owner of the establishment was able to pacify both individuals and the suspect went out of the bar to avoid future altercations but the victim followed him outside which resulted to the continuation of their fistfight.
Unknown to the victim, the suspect pulled out a folded knife that was tacked on his waist and stabbed him once causing him to fall bloodied on the floor.
He was immediately rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) where he was declared out of danger amidst the lone stab wound on his body while the suspect was arrested by responding police operatives.
A case of frustrated homicide is now being prepared for filing against the arrested suspect.
By Dexter A. See