By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern
A mother was brutally killed by her own son at Purok 5, Brgy. Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental early Monday morning.
Police identified the fatality as Josephina Manaban, 86, with her son Roger Manaban, 52, as the suspect. Both are residents of the area.
Sibulan town police said Roger was allegedly high on illegal drugs when he assaulted his mother.
Josephina managed to call for help from neighbors but was quickly overwhelmed by the suspect who stabbed her to death.
The suspect tried to run away and engaged several Sibulan police officers in a short chase until he was arrested.
The victim’s relatives are set to file a case against the suspect, who admitted of undergoing drug rehabilitation in 2015 but had a relapse as soon as he left the center./WDJ