A 36-YEAR-OLD man who was thought to be intoxicated was assaulted by his opponent's brother with a bolo, badly injuring him.
The incident happened at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2023, in Sitio Cagay-an, Barangay Lipanto, Alegria town, southwest Cebu.
The victim was identified as Jay-ar Apoyan Symbol, with a live-in partner.
After the incident, Symbol was taken to the hospital, while his attacker Jose Villaflores Villarubia, a 41-year-old single man, was detained by the police.
An investigation conducted by the Alegria police under the direction of Police Lieutenant Alexius Tangub revealed that Symbol went to the Villarubias' residence and shouted and challenged Jose’s brother, Rufo, to a fight.
But Jose approached Symbol while holding a bolo and attacked him.
Symbol sustained wounds in the head and right leg. (DVG, TPT)