Silaynon hacked dead by own son

A RESIDENT of Silay City was hacked to death by his own son inside their quarters at Hacienda La Purisima Concepcion in Barangay E. Lopez.

Killed was Ricky Tormes, 58, of Hacienda Carmel in the same village.

Superintendent Noel Polines, chief of Silay City Police Station, said the victim was sleeping at 11:45 p.m. when his son Ryan Tormes, 36, attacked him with a cane cutter.

The elder Tormes succumbed to multiple hack wounds.

The suspect, while having dinner with his co-worker, talked about his plan to kill his father but the latter did not believe him, Polines said.

The suspect claimed to have killed his father as he blamed him for the death of his mother.

The suspect’s siblings said their mother died of hypertension.

The younger Tormes voluntarily surrendered to the village watchmen and was turned over by village officials to the police.

He is detained at the station for the filing of parricide charges.


A man was shot by a village councilman at Purok Matinumanon, Barangay Alianza, Bago City, Negros Occidental Sunday night.

Wounded was Ryan Castillo, 28, of Barangay Alianza.

Senior Inspector Hercules Trigue, deputy chief of administration of Bago City Police Station, said Castillo was crossing the street when councilman Leo Decatoria, 40, of Barangay Ma-ao, drove by in his multi-cab on his way home at 7:30 p.m.

Decatoria stopped to give way to Castillo, but he also disembarked from his vehicle and confronted the victim that led to a verbal altercation.

Decatoria then shot Castillo, hitting him in his stomach and escaped.

Castillo was treated at Corazon Locson Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.

Trigue said Decatoria left the vehicle at the village hall and hid, but sent surrender “feelers” Monday.
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