11-year-old stabs dad to death for beating mom


CEBU CITY, Philippines–An 11-year-old girl stabbed her father dead Sunday night after she saw him hitting her mother on the head and cutting her leg with a hacksaw inside their house in Argao town, 58 km south of this city, the authorities said.

The 38-year-old father was found dead on a vacant grassy lot a few minutes after he ran away from his daughter who stabbed him in the chest at about 11 p.m. inside their house in Barangay Canbanua, Argao.

The police took custody of the girl who was later turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, said Insp. Alan Batobalunos, Argao police chief.

Batobalunos said the girl didn’t know that she killed her father. “Napatay nako si Papa ma? Mapriso ko (I killed papa, ma? Would I go to jail?” Batobalunos quoted the girl as asking her mother.

But he added the girl didn’t cry but instead told the police that they would not know what would happen to her and her two sisters if their mother was killed.

Their neighbor Miguel Tapales said they heard the couple arguing past 11 p.m. on Sunday. He said he just ignored it because they thought it was just one of the couple’s usual fights.

After several minutes, Tapales said the 11-year–old girl went to their house and asked for help.

“She asked for help because she feared that her father might come back and kill them. She said she stabbed her father after she saw that her father was cutting her mother’s leg with a hacksaw,” said Tapales in Cebuano.

Her mother was later brought to Isidro Kintanar Memorial Hospital in Argao and was released on Monday morning.

Perlita Buenaflor, another neighbor said they would always hear the couple quarreling. On Friday, the husband destroyed the wall of their house in the middle of the fight.

Buenaflor said the arguments were triggered by jealousy because the victim was allegedly a womanizer.

Batobalunos and the couple’s neighbors said the victim was fired from his job as a driver of a Department of Environment and Natural Resources personnel after he had an affair with a married officemate.

He then worked at the Office of the Mayor in Argao but lost his job again when he had a fling with another officemate.

Aside from the 11-year-old girl, the couple has two other daughters–a 13-year-old Grade 6 pupil and a two-month old infant.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Tsk.tsk.. what a tragedy.. the child for sure needs all the psychological help to make her forget or accept that traumatic incident and grow up normally..

  • macobex

    Ang tapang nung bata. Kung normal na batang BABAE, malamang mag-iiyak lang yun.

    Pero naman, kung ako yung bata at nakita ko ang tatay kong hina-“hacksaw” ang nanay ko, malamang pagsasaksakin ko nga rin yung hay*p, mas malala pa!

    • andresa igbac

       you should know kids better, macobex, and especially girls. hindi mahina ang mga bata, especially girls. matapang din ang mga girls na bata, like boys na bata, if you think that boys are strong. and i’m not just talking about physical strength.

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        And yung mga girls na bata ay bata pa katulad ng mga boys na bata na bata pa din. Pareho lang silang mga bata, yung mga girls na bata at yung mga boys na bata. They are playing super bata batuta katulad ng ginagawa ng mga girls na bata at mga boys na bata.

      • magiting78

        Lolz….wala ako na intindihan puro bata…bata….bata…

  • http://twitter.com/lunaticsummer Cheska ♡

    Grabe naman kasi mangbabae yung tatay niya. So kahit papano pwede pang ijustify yung nagawa ng bata and to think na hinahacksaw yung nanay mo in front of you. Nakakatakot yun. ;/ Wag na lang sana niyang kalakihan na manaksak.

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano


  • Bonggebongge


  • http://www.facebook.com/nanterey Rey Nante

    justify the kid….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6CQ55CVUDC7QL6ERBM25VAL64I BlueKNight

    So the father is now the victim?

    • PKBitchGirl

      I’d never refer to someone like him as a victim, he got what he deserved

  • markx2012

    kawawa yong bata :(

  • louie

    they are all victims of circumstance. I’m hoping for their fast recovery after this horrific incident.

  • andresa igbac

    am sure the DSWD will give this family, especially the 11 year old girl, counselling. i hope and pray for the welfare of this family. mabuti at hindi umabot sa point na baka pati yong mga anak ay sinaktan or even i-molest ng tatay nila. 

  • tarikan

    Sobrang babaero ni Dodong. Good riddance! 

  • mon key

    Away sa pamilya nga maka samok sa silingan, nga klaro kaayo nga sobra ang pagpanakit og panamastamas, kinahanglan apilan sa silingan. Ngano wala tawga sa silingan ang barangay tanod or purok leader? Tan’awa unsay na hitabo, 11 anyos nga bata naka patay sa kaugalingong amahan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000532465679 Donardo Cuago

    This news broke my heart…

  • speedstream2

    A child should never have to do something like this, but what’s a daughter supposed to do when her mother is at the receiving end of serious physical assault?  Does one have to be a lawyer to say that the daughter’s action was warranted given the circumstances of the incident? The DSWD should arrange for counseling for the child and provide some appropriate assistance to the family.

  • buninay1

    For all intents and purposes, she is innocent.  The father had to die if only to save the whole family from further deterioration.

  • rjimenez1226

    This is so sad. I’m praying for the girl and her mom.

  • JV Velarde

    Sana may magtayo ng foundation o madagdagan sa Pinas na mag-aaruga sa mga batang naging biktima ng karahasan, mga naabuso, naulila ng mga magulang o yun mga tulad nun panyayari sa artikulong ito. Sa ibang bansa kasi marami silang programa para marehabilitate yun mga ganyang bata. :(

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBTNQ6V2GVO2HDJL6W4YTUTK3A Zephyr

       Bantay bata 163?

  • hustlergalore

    unbelievable story.

    now, if only the mistress is as edgier as this. that lousy film would have been good. LOL

  • Celia Laforteza

    Dapat ang community nakialam. Kung tinulungan sya ng nilapitang kapitbahay di mangyayari ito. Nakakaawa ang bata. Sana matulungan at magabayan sya ng DSWD maka recover sa traumang ito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RVERYUPGBL4EHNMB2QNIQTFS4 Boying

    What have we done to our children? May God forgive us all!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RVERYUPGBL4EHNMB2QNIQTFS4 Boying

    The child is the victim here!! Though sje wouldn’t be imprisoned or even charged, the psychological scars  of having to kill her own father in defense of her mother could be too much. Let’s pray for her and her family for healing!

  • NYPinoy

    This is an open-and-shut case.   Even a first-year Law student can win this case for the girl.  This is self-defense, where the girl expressed felt fear for her own life and fear of what will happen to her if her mother died.  It is also a case of temporary insanity where the girl due to fear of her father and pity for her mother attacked the attacker.  She is a victim herself of an abusive household.

    This case should not even reach the courts.  If a fiscal sends this to court, then shame on him!  She should be sent to hospital pronto for psychological trauma.  I will be the first one to donate money to this girl’s defense fund if one is set up online.  I’m an atheist, but if there is a God, then this girl deserves the comforts from her God. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBTNQ6V2GVO2HDJL6W4YTUTK3A Zephyr

       Yes, this is what I mean.  Those who want to donate and help should be able to, but HOW?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4GAGU3D2OUBWCKFB3WUWTALDXU Brahman

    nasa impyerno na ggong yan, buti nga sa kanya dahil di lang pisikal ang parusa nya sa mga anak at asawa, kundi maging psychological. pag nagdemanda pa naman pamilya ng napatay na babaero, ewan ko na, dahil lalo lang nilang pahihirapan yong bata. saka menor de edad yan kaya di dapat makulong dahil self-defense naman ginawa dahil kung hindi sya, nanay nya mapapatay ng baliw na ama.

  • joanne velasco

    Kawawa naman yong bata, sa murang edad, ganito na ka-brutal ang kaniyang karanasan. 

  • Mux

    This sounds like it is a Law and Order SVU episode! Of course the girl in this  case was merely acting out of defense for her mother’s life. I salute her! Instead of prosecuting her, she should be honored for bravery and valor!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      LOL LOL LOL….

      • Mux

         What’s funny? I am not joking.

      • concerner

        Me neither, I don’t understand why you laugh at this sad and regrettable story? (Regrettable because this wonderful girl should not be daughter of her monster dad.)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YGWHYYSD6RGIMIUHYZNKMSDZJU Sunny

    So many females in the world today suffers these sort of horrifying and excruciating maltreatment/abuse from spouse and these in-turn give rise to violent kids. The girl most have witnessed several times of chronic and intense beating of her mother…, even being thrown to the wall/floor and beaten by the father when trying to proffer peace between both.  Howbeit, she used what she did as self defense and should not be punished but given treatment/solution that will help better her state of violence.  Sincerely, that kid can do anything after now… because she has witness lots of terror/panic. She must not be jailed, but given medical attention, and perhaps be crown an hero for saving her mother’s life as well as others. Even, those treating this case will consciously/unconsciously do more to save their own mother if legs were under hack-sawing.  From the story told; it was not an intentional act, and we should look forward to redeeming her future as regards her state of violence and not dwelling in the past. What happened to the man is an act of the gods if the story read is true. SP

    • resortman

      Tagalugin mo kaya Sunny..dumugo ilong ko eh…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UAOUKHIBZ7OQ2LNGAQABMRSGFI Adlai

      ang galing mo umingles,tol.hanep,.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XXMVC66BK2NJINS3UEVPU7UDNM Joe

      Maraming jokes ang tinatanggap ko araw-araw sa email ko pero ito ang pinaka nakakatawa sa lahat. Halos mahulog ako sa upuan sa katatawa habang binabasa ko ang comment ni Sunny. Dapat bigyan ng award si Sunny for the best joke of the year.

    • enna_insider

      pinsan ata to ni inday…

    • Olibo

      We also suffered excruciating painfuls in readings your inspirational  commentaries, many happy thanks. Cheers!  

    • athenapallas

      pwedeng pwede ka mag work as google translator, Sunny. Let me guess, nagwo-work ka sa call center ‘no?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5QPTPTSPZ4REHPCUP3UZA5VB4 JN

      Wala akong naintindihan sa ingles mo… sana tagalog na lang please?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBTNQ6V2GVO2HDJL6W4YTUTK3A Zephyr

       Can somebody post this on FB, so that those who want to give help can reach this child?

  • GMMTC11

    Ngayon sabihin ng mga pari na hindi pwede ang deborsyo, diyan nila sabihin sa mga batang yan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000921420294 Gracelen Quijada

    The barangay officials should be more proactive in implementing the pertinent law regarding  violence against women and children so that abusive fathers will think twice before hurting their own families. My Father, a former barangay captain was able to do it and it is a just a matter of exercising enough political will!!

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    mabuhay ang mga obispo.  bawal ang diborsyo.  patayan na lang…

    • samarutan

      that’s an oversimplification of things. there are options such as: annulment. declaration of nullity of marriage, legal separation and de facto separation.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

        The poor can’t afford to file annulment and hire a competent lawyer and it takes a looong time before the court issues judgement. Money makes a big difference though. We’ve seen that the rich could easily have their marriage annulled. In a year’s time, they’re single and ready to mingle once again. Por eso, if we want to be fair to women, approve the divorce bill. Not all marriages are made in heaven and approved by God. Some were ill-advised and shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

      • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

         ayan naman pala e.  e bakit hinaharang ng mga obispo ang diborsyo?

  • OFW Franklin

    Naawa ako doon sa bata sa murang idad ay napilitang putulin ang buhay ng malupit na ama. Hindi ko masasabi kung tama o mali ang kanyang nagawa. Marahil sa mga oras na iyon ay wala siya magawa sa pananakit ng ama niya sa kanyang nanay kundi saktan din ang kanyang ama. Napuruhan ito at kanyang ikinamatay. Habang pinapanood ko sa TV ang balitang ito ay awa at habag ang aking nadama sa batang babae… 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBTNQ6V2GVO2HDJL6W4YTUTK3A Zephyr

       Sana, pwedeng tulungan ang Bata na involved dito.  She needs counseling and all the support we all can give.  If you know of a way, pls. post.

  • athenapallas

    pwedeng pwede ka mag work as google translator, Sunny. Let me guess, nagwo-work ka sa call center ‘no?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

    Although what the little girl did is WRONG but I can’t blame her. She must have been suffering from ‘battered girl/woman syndrome’. That could be used as her defense. She has reached her saturation point and can’t take the abuse any longer. It’s surprising that it’s the little girl who had the courage to fight back and not the mother.

  • Jason Ward

    What a lunatic smashing down the house’s wall ? If that doesn’t make a child feel insure and out of their mind, then I don’t know what will… I hope she gets a period of rehabilitation away from such nonsense and is returned to her mother at another address. It’s bad enough that this guy kept losing jobs cos’ he was a philanderer, but to take a hack-saw to his wife and demolish his home. Who could possibly blame the child ? I’m not even convinced that it was the right thing to do to even take her away in the first place. Return her at once ! Poor mite.

  • Kamal Gilkes

    except he wasn’t just beating mom, according to the article he was ‘sawing her leg with a hacksaw’? it’s hardly the same

    • Kamal Gilkes


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1023575535 Matthew Chilton

    2 words justifiable homicide 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5QPTPTSPZ4REHPCUP3UZA5VB4 JN

    Kaawa awa naman ang mag-iina. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/xtianbien.june Xtian Bien June

    kaya sa mga barumbadong ama, huwag maging kampanti na mga bata ang inyong mga anak kasi pwede pala kayong patayin. Kahit mga babaeng bata pa sila marami pala sila magawa para iligtas ang buhay sa kapahamakan. Kaya ingat sa pagpang rape baka ikaw na ang susunod na madyaryo dahil tiniklo ng anak dahil sa pampalupit. 

  • Ava

    13-year-old Grade 6 pupil

    lmao who’s writing today..

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