A 38-year-old man was hacked dead by his cousin on Sunday, May 16, at Sitio Cabug, Barangay Pandan in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.
Police said the victim identified as Teofilo Semillano, a resident of the place, sustained multiple hack wounds on the body. He was brought to the Don Salvador Benedicto District Hospital in La Carlota City where he was pronounced dead-on-arrival by the attending physician.
Pontevedra police investigation revealed that T. Semillano was having a drinking spree with his 41-year-old cousin, Jhonito Semillano, when the hacking incident happened past 8:00 a.m.
Police recovered an 18-inch bolo at the crime scene.
The suspect fled after the incident but he was later arrested at around 1:30 p.m. during the police’s hot pursuit operation.
He is currently detained at the Pontevedra Police Station./WDJ