Teen jailed for stabbing 'gay' friend

By Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jul 06 2014 10:24 PM | Updated as of Jul 07 2014 06:24 AM

COTABATO CITY -- A teenager was arrested after stabbing another man inside his rented room in Dapdap, Barangay Rosary Heights-2 in Cotabato City Sunday morning.

The suspect, Eugene Berniego, 19, and a resident of Sultan Kudarat, defended himself by saying the stabbing was a form of revenge after his friend allegedly gave him sexually transmitted disease (STD) months ago.

Berniego admitted that he planned the revenge, but did not intend to kill the victim, identified as Jacky Perago, a hair stylist.

According to the owner of the boarding house, the suspect stayed in Perago's room Saturday night, along with two other friends.

Berniego stabbed the victim after their companions left for a jog Sunday morning.

Perago sustained wounds on different parts of his body and was rushed to the hospital.

The suspect, who is currently detained in Cotabato City Police Precint No. 1, will be charged with frustrated homicide, once the victim decides to press charges.