Heated argument drives man to kill son in Quezon City


A 49-year-old construction worker repeatedly stabbed to death his own son and namesake following an argument inside their house in Quezon City.

Alexander Dingcong Sr., a resident of Hilltop Street, Mindanao Extension in Fairview, fled after he attacked his 20-year-old son Alexander Dingcong Jr. who died Monday morning while undergoing treatment at East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) due to multiple stab wounds in the head and body.

PO2 Jogene Hernandez of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said the assault happened around 5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Dingcongs’ house where father and son were having drinks with a friend.

Hernandez said that during their drinking binge, the younger Dingcong told his father that he was going to Barangay (village) Payatas, which the older man forbade.

According to the case investigator, based on a witness’ account, Alexander Jr. threw something at his father, leading to an argument between the two men.

At the height of the heated exchange, the older Dingcong grabbed an icepick and attacked his son, repeatedly stabbing him in the back, chest and head before fleeing.

The victim was brought by his neighbors to Commonwealth Hospital and later transferred him to the EAMC where he was declared dead by doctors at 2 a.m. Monday.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos