Jealous man puts girlfriend, her sister in ICU

Taytay stabbing suspect at large


AUTHORITIES are looking for Richard Belasa who escaped after he stabbed his girlfriend, Christine Gino (middle), and her sister Catherine. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

A lovers’ spat a day before Valentine’s Day ended badly for two sisters who were reported to be in critical condition at a hospital after both were stabbed by a man driven by jealousy and possibly drugs.

Mary Catherine Gino-Oliveros, 27, was reported to be in a coma after she suffered three cardiac arrests while her sister, Mary Christine Gino, 31, remains under observation. Both are confined at the intensive care unit of Manila East Medical Center, their brother Jonathan told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Their attacker was identified by the police as Christine’s boyfriend, Richard Belasa or Buboy, now the object of a manhunt after he stabbed the sisters inside their house at the Palmera II Subdivision in Taytay, Rizal in the early hours of Feb. 13.

Jonathan, however, said that Belasa was still courting Christine so it was unclear what they had fought about.

Senior Supt. Rolando Anduyan, Rizal police provincial director, said that before she was stabbed, Christine and Belasa had argued because he suspected her of seeing another man. Belasa then turned on Catherine who rushed to her sister’s aid.

According to Jenilyn Sarmiento, one of the victims’ house helpers, Christine came home at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, accompanied by Belasa. Also in the house at that time were Catherine, her eight-month-old baby and two other house helpers who were in a room at the second floor.

Sarmiento said that when she went downstairs to make coffee, she found Christine and Belasa seated on the sofa. The couple were speaking in low voices but it was obvious they were having an argument although she couldn’t make out what they were fighting about, she added.

After a while, she said the couple stopped talking and she saw Belasa embracing Christine. At this point, she went upstairs.

A few minutes later, those who were in the room on the second floor heard loud noises coming from the living room,  prompting Catherine to see what the matter was.

Sarmiento said she then heard Christine shouting, “Buboy! Buboy! No!”

She added that when she ventured downstairs to take a peek, she saw Belasa holding in his left hand the knife Christine kept in the house for protection. Christine was in front of him while Catherine was behind him, trying to stop Belasa from hurting her sister.

Sarmiento said she immediately ran back upstairs and locked herself, the baby and the other maids inside their room. When she decided to go down  after a few minutes, she found the two sisters with stab wounds and Belasa gone.

According to the police, Belasa did not appear to have a criminal record although they had received information that he was a drug user.

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  • Hey_Dudes

    Man o man it is getting crazier out there.  I told you if it is not a gun that kills or harm, it is something else?  Will authorities also consider banning knives to curtail this killing sprees?

    • WeAry_Bat

      hey, with a gun, both would be dead including the yayas and baby by shooting off the lock.

      • Alex

        if the guy intends to kill all of them, it wouldn’t matter if he has a gun or a knife. 

      • WeAry_Bat

        violent acts are within a span of time due to psychical and psychological limitations, just like robberies.  increasing the conflict time by blocking, hampering, creating loud noises or fleeing then increases chance of victim survival.

        guns are quick in finishing the round unlike a knife or any weapon.  the man really wanted to kill.  the story did not include the number of stab wounds but 3 cardiac arrests means vital organs were hit badly, as explicit as murder is about intent.  it is just that a knife can be inefficient, thankfully.

  • Fred

    Pag nagkaroon ng patong sa ulo saka ilalabas ang kriminal na si Richard Belasa.

  • Janice Gabito

    iLibing ng BUhaY !

    • WeAry_Bat

       kasama mga langgam para mey snack sila.

  • alfred sanchez

    iba talaga trip ng naka shabu

  • InSearchOfTruth

    putulan na lang ng tIt1  ang t @rantad0ng yan!


      Hindi siya pinagbigyan na isaksak yong kanya kaya kutsilyo ang ginamit ! Kung pinagbigyan siya mangyayari ba ang kutsilyuhan ? Never…….

  • Albert

    Start blaming the people and not the weapons they use. An idiot will use even a car key to stab someone. Time to bring back the death penalty and accept there are some people in this country who do not deserve to continue breathing. Lets clean up the gene pool.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Death penalty increases the chances of any victim to be killed.  Besides, depending on the situation if guilt is absolute, it is already being done.


      Well, i just read more of the corruption of bunkhouses by DSWD. Let’s make an exception: death penalty to corrupt government officials only.

      • sam_aquino

         yep, i agree with your last statement…  let’s start with the senate president…

  • Anna Gwyneth Sorio

    “Jonathan, however, said that Belasa was STILL COURTING Christine so it was unclear what they had fought about.” tapos sa headline GIRLFRIEND. Ano ba talaga, ate?
    Epic Quote din yung: “Buboy! Buboy! No!”

  • louie

    mga addict na yan!!! walang awa. This is the reason why we should have death penalty. Imagine if this went further, the maids and the baby could have been stabbed also. bwisit na addict!

  • $23257130

    grave na talaga ang kriminalidad sa panahon ni abnoytard. ppppppwwweeeehhh kadiri eeeeeeeewwww

    • Jon Javier

      I’m not a fan… but REALLY?! Kasalanan ni P-Noy to?

    • JakeR8

      galit ka na naman? Easy ka lang…. inom ka muna ng gamot mo…

    • Sarkasmos

       Indeed, you have the brain of a small frog.

  • Komen To

    For as long as there are stupid people, who cannot reason with their logic, and whose logic are as far from the issues- like what you see in some comments here, this place will never grow economically nor morally. Shame on you people


      Your stupidier by commenting about the bloggers but not on the news article. It was a 3 some that gone awry…. Donk !

      • Jon Javier

        I read just two comments from you and already I feel dumber.

        if you wanna live out your perverted fantasy that it was a threesome gone awry, nobody can tell you to do otherwise. Just be mindful that it displays to everyone how shallow and moronic you are. Granted that this is the internet and you can act all tough hiding infront of your computer armed with your almighty keyboard, know that an eight-month old baby lost her mother who was just defending her aunt from a delusional maniac.

      • ARIKUTIK

        The reply was posted 15 hrs ago but it just entered my Inbox just now. What’s going on with Disqus ? Anyweis, if your really that kind hearted why not castigate PDI for splashing around such a gory news with out any relevance to anyone except for PDI to gather audience. I’m just a victim of PDI who feels outrage and the 3 some post is to Pak Daf the editors. Are you so dumb to believe a 3 some scenario but can not read between the lines ? No wonder you feel dumb dumb. Do you expect me to care about news that I dont know wether true or not ? I only care on what the media is shapping on peoples mind. And the editors of PDI is Pak Up salivating for money in stories like this. Now feel dumb, you dumb dumb.

      • Jon Javier

        Kung mage-English ka, siguraduhin mong tama spelling mo. Otherwise, tagalugin mo na lang. Balik ka na rin sa grade school mo, hingi ka ng refund at di kamo nila naturuan ng maayos at hindi na-“shap” ng maayos ang mind mo.

        Kung nabiktima ka ng PDI, hindi nangangahulugan yun na pwede mo nang bastusin ang pagkatao ng mga taong di mo kilala, lalo na yung namayapa na at agaw-buhay sa ospital.

        I care about this particular news because I know the brother of the victims. And even if I didn’t, I don’t think I’d be malicious enough to assume that there was a threesome going on. Patingin ka na, baka matindi na deprensya mo.

        And for the record, I don’t feel dumb at all. On the contrary, the more I read from you the smarter I think of myself.

      • binaygulay

        Your english is bad, and you should feel bad.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Ang iyong Reply 1 day ago ay ngayon lang na INBOX. Bakit kaya??? Any idea Bananang Gulay ? Anyweis, the English of mine was not learned from school but an invention of high speed Net style. A proud product of a brain because everyone can understand the unique style. I fee sooo good about it ! weeeeeeee >>>>>>>

  • xuaeenr

    Praying for both to recover. I really feel sorry especially for Catherine who has months-old baby.

    • Jon Javier

      Catherine, I’ve been told, has passed away. An eight-month old baby has lost her mom for nothing. Let’s just pray for Christine’s continued recovery and justice for the Gino family.

  • Rizal

    Is it really because of jealousy? or an attempted rape that got frustrated.

  • julieboy

    What drugs can do to a man’s brain..I pity both of the women,sisters at that getting involve with a man like this.Hope they catch this psycho soon.

  • Angel

    Misleading ang title. How do you know the man was jealous? Even your story contradicted your title.

  • mulanay

    Bilasa na talaga ang utak nya.

  • KpTUL

    Jonathan, however, said that Belasa was still courting Christine so it was unclear what they had fought about. 

    Ms Kristine Felisse Mangunay , how come you know it was jealousy ? Were you there ? Stop deliberately making misleading title. Go back to journalism school (if indeed you went schooling at all ) Inquirer people please check on you contributor’s work. Nakakainis, you are feeding the readers false information

    • Bayan Panona

       “Do not fear the enemy, they can only take your life. It is better to fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR.” – Marantan

      • $20722540

        omg! si maratrat pa na quote ala credibility

      • Bayan Panona

        No Credibility? Says who? The politicians? the ignorant masses? or the media?

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