MANILA, Philippines – A man admitted to killing his own son in Ilocos Sur last Sunday, but said it was only to defend himself and his family.
Victim Jansen Jimenez, 33, was hacked in the head by his father Onofre inside their house in Barangay Barbar, San Juan town.
Onofre said he was forced to kill Jansen, his eldest child, because the latter was about to hurt him and his wife.
The victim’s family said Jansen was a violent person, especially when drunk.
“Pagod na ako na inaaway kaya nagdesisyon na ako, kinausap ko ang asawa ko, oo sabi naman niya. Palagi nalang kasi,” Onofre said.
Jansen’s wife, Edrialyn, said she will not be filing charges against her father-in-law, despite being urged by the police.
“Mabigat sa loob ko dahil asawa ko siya, pero natanggap ko na dahil palagi naman kaming sinasaktan,” Edrialyn said.
Jansen was an employee of the National Irrigation Administration in Ilocos Sur. – report from Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News Northern Luzon