Man hacked to death in Pontevedra

Posted by watchmen
May 18, 2021

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


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