12:10 a.m., Aug. 27, 2019
A 30-year-old man is in critical condition in a hospital after he was stabbed inside a cockpit arena in Batuan town on Saturday.
The victim was identified as Ruben Petarco, a resident of Barangay Poblacion while the suspect was identified as Eusebio “Eboy” Satulumbon.
When the victim went to a cockpit arena on Saturday afternoon, the suspect took the opportunity to attack him with the use of a long knife.
Satulumbon was able to stab Petarco on his left chest.
In an interview with one of the victim’s relatives, the motive of the stabbing centered on jealousy.
Satulumbon believed that his live-in-partner is in a relationship with Petarco.