Man stabbed by drinking buddy's ex-partner

Diana Lat, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 29 2016 08:56 PM

PALAWAN - A man was killed while a woman was wounded in a stabbing incident in Barangay Panacan Dos in Narra town, Palawan on Monday.

Based on police investigation, Roger Castro, 42, was having a drinking session with Maricel Lapodin, 27, in her boarding house when the suspect, Robert Rivera, arrived in the area.

Rivera stabbed Castro and Lapodin before immediately fleeing the area.

The victims were rushed to the hospital where Castro was declared dead on arrival.

Authorities are looking at personal conflict as the motive behind the incident. Investigation showed that Lapodin was a live-in partner of Rivera.

Investigation on the incident and manhunt operation against Rivera are ongoing.