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Drinking spree ends in hacking

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A farmer was hacked and wounded by his neighbor at Sitio Upper Latap, Barangay Limpapa, Zamboanga City on Tuesday.

Police Station 10 report identified the victim as Romel Mamanton y Kissian, 32, married, also of the said place.He sustained multiple hack wounds in his left arm and was brought to Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) for medical attention.

The suspect was identified as Romeo Bantog y Espinosa, 55, single, also of the said place.

Initial police investigation shows that at about 4:00 p.m. of Tuesday,the victim and the suspect were having a drinking spree when a heated argument ensued between them that resulted to the hacking incident.

A follow-up operation conducted by the police resulted to the arrest of the suspect at Sitio Upper Latap, Labuan.

Probers said the suspect also has visible injuries in the legs when nabbed by the authorities.

The suspect is now detained at the police station pending the filing of a case against him. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)




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