A stabbing incident transpired in Purok 6, Barangay San Jose, Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga Del Norte, wherein the victim identified as Ferdinand Burboran Balase, 45, was stabbed to death by his own brother Paradise, 51.
Initial investigation based on the testimony of the victim’s live-in partner disclosed that in the early afternoon of July 11, 2017, the victim with his friends had a drinking spree in two successive stores. As the witness went home at around 10:20 PM of same date, she heard the furious suspect challenging the victim to a fight. The witness tried in vain to stop the victim from going out of their house. When Ferdinand went out, he was immediately stabbed by the suspect on his chest, killing him immediately. Paradise was later arrested and is temporarily detained at Sergio Osmeña MPS for proper disposition.
A stabbing incident happened in Barangay Sta Maria, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 6:30 PM on July 13, 2017, wherein Roseller Bartolome Mariano, resident of Barangay Mayabo, Payao, was allegedly stabbed by Leonardo Nadora Layos, resident of said barangay. Initial investigation disclosed that as the victim and the suspect were having a drinking spree, a heated argument ensued between them. The suspect went home and came back armed with a bladed weapon, and stabbed the victim on the different parts of his body, killing him. The suspect was later arrested and taken into custody by the responding elements of Alicia MPS.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9