By  Archie Barone

A 29- year old man was stabbed dead inside a drinking hall in the city Monday night.

The victim was identified as Rodel Henorca, single and a resident of Wescom Road, Brgy, San Manuel.

Investigators identified the suspect as Elmer Cabailo, 30 years old, married from Brgy. Tagburos also in PUerto Princesa City.

According to Emie Mercado, 39 years old and waitress at the bar, that she saw the suspect was lighting his cigarette from the victim.

“I saw the two of them talking, ” Mercado said.

Suddenly, Cabailo stabbed Henorca numerous times, the witness said.

The suspect tried to flee but was nabbed by the responding police.

The police are still investigating the incident but are looking at the possibility that it was caused by a conflict over a Guest Relation Officer (GRO) at the bar.

Cabailo faces charges of murder.

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