PARRICIDE charges were filed against a farmer Tuesday, June 21, 2022, who killed his own son in the mountainous area of Barangay Maaslob about 10 kilometers from the town proper of Calatrava, Negros Occidental.

Major Lidawan Lumayen, chief of Calatrava Municipal Police Station, said the charges were filed in court against Rubico Bini, 65, of the barangay’s Sitio Hakpan.

This, after the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office found a probable cause in elevating the case to the higher court based on the sufficient evidences presented, Lumayen said.

He said the wife of the victim Carlito Bini, 42, filed the charges against his father.

A day before Father’s Day celebration on Saturday, June 18, Bini and his son argued after he chopped several Gemilina trees in their yard owned by his son without permission.

During the altercation, the victim hacked his father in his hand and face prompting the latter to retaliate by hacking his son on both knees.

The younger Bini died upon arrival at the Calatrava District Hospital, while his father was arrested in a hot pursuit operation about six hours after the killing, police said.