Ruel Galvan Cabatigan, suspect in the murder of mother and daughter in General Trias City, Cavite surrenders before police authorities in Borongan City.

TACLOBAN CITY- The prime suspect in a gruesome murder of a mother and daughter in General Trias, Cavite has voluntarily surrendered before police authorities of the provincial headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Borongan City.
Ruel Galvan Cabatingan, 36, turned himself in before Chief Inspector Cirilo Nicart, Jr., operations chief of the provincial PNP at around 7:30 am Thursday(December 28).
Cabatingan, however, declined to narrate how he murdered Ruby Gamos,34, and her daughter Shaniah Nicole,7, Nicart, in a phone interview, said.
“He admitted to the crime but told me that he would only speak about it before the court,” the police officer said.
According to Nicart, Cabatingan has been staying with his brother, Fernando Cabatingan Jr., in Barangay Maybacong, Borongan City, since December 14.
Nicart and his men picked up Cabatingan at the house of his brother.
Cabatingan Jr. is residing and working in Borongan for years now.
The dead bodies of Gamos and her child were discovered on December 12 inside their house at Kensington, Barangay Navarro, General Trias City.
The suspect was immediately brought to Cavite, Chief Supt. Gilberto Cruz, police regional director, said.
“His brother was not aware that he was involved in a crime. But when he learned about it (through news), he convinced him to surrender to us,” Nicart.
Nicart and the suspect’s brother belong to Evangelical Church.
“We are happy that he decided to surrender considering that this is a sensational crime,” Nicart said. (JOEY A. GABIETA/ROEL T. AMAZONA)