ILOCOS SUR – A construction worker was hacked by his own father in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on Sunday night, police said.
The victim, identified as Melchor Arce, 43, arrived drunk in their house in Barangay Sagayaden and destroyed kitchen utensils.
His father, Marcelino Arce, tried but failed to pacify the victim. He later took a bolo and hacked the victim in his hand and face.
The victim is now recovering in a private hospital in Cabugao.
“Hindi lang kasi noong gabi pati sa mga nakaraan na araw palagi siyang (Melchor) nagwawala kaya nagawa ko lang iyun para hindi na rin niya ako masaktan,” Marcelino said.
(It was not just that night, even in the previous days he (Melchor) was always going berserk which led me to do that so he can no longer hurt me.)
“Stable naman na ang condition niya (Melchor), kaya lang ang sabi ng kanyang doktor malaki ang posibilidad na putulin na ang kanyang braso dahil sa grabeng sugat sa pagkakataga nito,” police Senior Inspector Ramil Llarenas said.
(He is already in stable condition but according to the doctor, there is a big possibility that his arm will be amputated because of the serious injuries caused by the hacking.)
The victim wants to file a case against his own father, police said.