ORMOC CITY– What was supposed to be a merry-making activity turned out to be a nightmare after a farmer stabbed another farmer in San Isidro, Leyte on Tuesday (May 23).
Town police chief, Major Reymond Quinagutan, identified the victim as Ruel Cañoneo, 52, of Brgy. Hacienda Maria, while the suspect was identified as Elesio Remorta,62, and a resident of Brgy. Bawod, also in the same town.

The police officer said that the two figured in a heated argument while having a drinking session.

This led the suspect to get a knife from a house located nearby where they were having their drinking spree and stabbed the victim in the different parts of his body, Quinagutan said.

The incident happened at about 7 am while the residents of Hacienda Maria were celebrating their village fiesta.

Witnesses brought Cañoneo to the rural health unit and later to the Ormoc District Hospital, this city, for a medical treatment while Remorta was arrested inside the house where he got the knife.

Major Quinagutan added that because of the multiple wounds sustained in the different parts of the body of the victim, the RHU decided to transfer him to Ormoc District Hospital in Ormoc City for his medical needs.

Charges of attempted homicide were filed against the suspect who is now detained at a locked-up cell of San Isidro municipal police station. (ROBERT DEJON)