- A father and son were shot dead by their own relatives in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
- Investigation showed that they were sitting at the roadside where they were also selling pork
- The suspects claimed that the victims were the ones who hexed their father, which was why he died
- The suspects are on the run and are still being hunted down by authorities
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A father and son were shot dead in Brgy. Bi-ao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental on Sunday, after they were suspected as "mangkukulam" or those practicing sorcery.
The victims were identified as Crisanto Espante, Sr. and Crisanto, Jr. Both were sitting at the roadside, selling pork, when the incident happened.
According to police investigation, the two victims were tagged as "mangkukulam" by their own relatives.
Major Fernando Somblingo, the chief of Binalbagan Police said that the families of the victims and that of the suspects have a long-standing feud.
Apparently, the family of the suspects believed that the victims as the one who hexed ("nangkulam") their father.
Authorities are still hunting down the suspects.
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Crimes have occurred despite the pandemic. Some even involving public officers. There are those who died not because of crimes but because of the pandemic itself.
A crime-related death was the case of Ragos. Previously, the Philippine Army Chief already ordered the launch of an investigation on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos. As per their statement, they also mentioned that the wounds of a soldier are not merely physical but also mental. Ragos died at a checkpoint after police officers shot him. A CCTV footage captured the incident and it was used as evidence in building the case of Ragos.
There were those who died of illness. Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
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