MANILA - A man slashed his own daughter's throat inside their home before dawn on Tuesday after having a fight on the phone with his wife who left him.
The suspect was identified as Mark Alvin Manliclic, a resident of Barangay Sta. Lucia in Novaliches, Quezon City.
According to relatives of the suspect and the victim, they were roused from sleep at around 3 a.m. after Manliclic told them that his 7-year-old daughter Angel was already dead.
They said they refused to believe it at first.
But Manliclic himself admitted to them that he was the one who killed his own daughter.
According to Manliclic, he and his wife had been fighting for some time now.
Their rift became worse after he found out that his wife was already in Canada, after having been told that she would go to Quezon province.
Manliclic sent a Facebook message to his wife, threatening her that he would kill their 7-year-old child if she does not come home.
He reiterated the same threat when he talked to his wife over the phone on Monday night, his relatives said.
The girl, aside from her throat slit, also bore 6 stab wounds on the neck and other parts of her body, police said.
After committing the crime, the suspect even posted a photo of his dead child on Facebook supposedly to show it to his wife.
Manliclic's relatives said the suspect was under the influence of alcohol when he killed his daughter.
Manliclic, who is now in jail and is facing parricide charges, will undergo a medical exam to determine if he was also under the influence of illegal drugs at that time. -- Reports from Carolyn Bonquin and Raya Capulong, ABS-CBN News