A Pala’wan native was hacked to death by a relative following a heated argument Tuesday in Barangay Imulnod, Brooke’s Point.

P/Maj. Carlito Valdez, police chief of Brooke’s Point, identified the victim as Reniel Dauban while the suspect was a certain Akrel Peldi — both residents of the same barangay.

Valdez said the two had been drinking after attending a birthday party when they began arguing, followed by Peldi striking Dauban with a bolo in the head.

Peldi surrendered to the police after the incident.

“May alitan na rin sila dati pa, may old grudge na rin sila naungkat lang doon. Hindi na namin nalaman kung ano eksaktong dahilan pero ang sabi lang naman noong isa dahil lang sa laging pang-iinis, tungkol din sa mga pami-pamilya nila,” Valdez said.


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