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Neighbors save 2-year-old girl from being stabbed to death by pa in Parañaque

Toddler seriously hurt, fighting for life in hospital

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MANILA, Philippines—A two-year-old child sustained serious injuries after she was stabbed thrice by her own father inside their residence in Princecourt Town Homes II, Better Living, Barangay (village) Don Bosco, Parañaque City, on Monday afternoon.

Nivea Dipalobos, 2, could have been stabbed to death by her father, Marc, 31, had it not been for their neighbors who mauled the suspect before he could inflict more harm to the helpless kid, said Don Bosco councilor Cho Villar.

Villar and a peace-and-order team rushed to the scene when patrolling village watchers informed them of a commotion at the village.

The councilor told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview that upon arrival in the area they saw about 100 people mauling a man who was also trying to fight back.

Villagers told responding officers that at about 3:10 p.m., they saw Marc outside their rented house stabbing repeatedly his daughter on the head and at her back.

“Neighbors and other residents attacked the suspect when they saw him hurting Nivea,” Villar said.

The wounded kid was immediately taken by neighbors to nearby Parañaque Doctors Hospital where she was being treated for her stab wounds on her nape and at her back.

The kid was in stable condition, as of this posting, but she has to undergo operation because her wounds are deep, according to Villar.

The suspect was also taken by village watchers to a hospital due to the bruises and cuts he sustained from the angry mob that attacked him.

Neighbors claimed that earlier in the day, they heard the suspect and his wife, Heidi, having a heated argument. They told investigators that Marc even burned his motorcycle in anger.

The suspect, according to Villar, admitted that he had been drinking for the previous few nights and that he was angry with his wife.

Heidi, however, refused to talk to authorities, claiming that she had no idea of what happened since she was busy with their food stall business located near their rented house.

Neighbors close to the family suspected that an altercation between the couple could have caused the attack. They also told village and police officers that there were rumors before that the suspect was a drug user.

Villar considered Nivea lucky because she survived the stabbing and she was saved by helpful neigbors.

“She could have been chopped to pieces by the suspect if their neighbors were not quick in taking action,” Villar said.

Marc’s wounds have been treated and he has been taken into custody by Parañaque police.


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  • jinx

    Ganitong klaseng pro-life ang gusto ng CBCP at trying-hard katoliko. Sige pilitin niyong gumawa ng bata kahit hindi kayo deserving na mga magulang. Bandang huli, patayin din sa saksak, o di kaya sa gutom.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LY2B6FRILBKCZQJIOXQ7QG4CKU Joe

      diyos na daw ang bahala sa mga tatay na ganyan. sosws ginoo!

  • maniniyot kho

    Ibalik ang parusang lethal injections sa mga pusher, druglord, at sa mga pulitikong druglord protector. 

    • spider69

      ang dapat mong pagsabihan ay ang CHR. na wag lagging nakiki alam. kaya hindi tumino ang bayan.

      • maniniyot kho

        Walang pakialam ang CHR tungkol sa usapin sa droga.

  • simonibarra27

    Buti na lang nakasurvive! yung suspect! Peace!

  • gyvv

    …ang ugat nyan droga …

  • Garo Ungaro

    when ur family is a burden to ur life..then this the result…escape on drugs and alcohol…to cover up ur confused mind…anger ..a coward ways of facing ur life problems….

  • speedstream2

    We all have problems, but it does not justify venting on other people, especially on innocent and defenseless children. Those who resort to such a dastardly act deserve to suffer the maximum penalty.

  • nennen12345

    what else is the reason for his crazy acts but the drugs. how can we solve the drug problem in our country so everybody would be safe? 

  • dickenhead

    di na dapat binuhay ang ogag na yan

  • WeAry_Bat

    Very good neighbors.

  • $5699914

    dapat talaga, kapag user at addict, itinutumba na…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SS45ZT4JBPHZZ5FGDT4C7S3ORQ jonas c

    the hell! my tatay na kayang gawin un sa anak! kung kapitbahay namin yan, pinakain na yan sa Bangus. :)) 



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