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/ 10:27 AM September 04, 2013


A 47-YEAR-OLD woman was stabbed dead by her 21-year-old son inside their house in barangay Sto. Niño, Bogo City, northern Cebu.

The body of Jocelyn Suliva was found by her husband Romeo with at least 10 stab wounds inside their shanty around 4 p.m. last Monday. The couple’s son, Roselo, was later arrested after his four-year-old sister identified her as the attacker.


PO3 Ryan Alarde, investigator of the Bogo City Police Station, said Roselo is known in the barangay as a solvent user.


It was possible that the suspect was not in the right mental state when he attacked his mother, police said. Roselo owned up the crime.

The suspect said he lost his cool when his mother kept nagging him using Latin words.

The suspect’s father had just arrived from work when he saw his bloodied wife.

The father said his daughter, who was crying at the time, told him that it was Roselo who attacked their mother.

A 12-inch knife was recovered in the crime scene.

The suspect was arrested in a junk shop in barangay Gairan around 8 a.m. yesterday.


A 13-inch knife and two marijuana sticks were seized from the suspect’s possession.

Charges of parricide and possession of illegal drugs will be filed against the suspect, police said. /REPORTER JOY CHERRY S. QUITO



A 41-YEAR-OLD Japanese national was found dead in the bathtub of his hotel room in barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City.

Police said there were no signs of foul play in the death of Onaka Kazumasa, a native of Osaka, Japan.

A necktie was found lopped around his neck and the other tied to a shower knob.

Police found 2,000 Japanese yen inserted in a piece of paper with a note believed to have been written by Kazumasa.

The note read: “I’m really sorry. Although you were very kind to me, but I make you trouble. Please use although it is small.”

Police said love and financial problems may have prompted the man to commit suicide. The Japanese and a female companion checked in at Dulcina Suites and Hotel around noon last Aug. 27. The man was last seen alive around 8 a.m. last Sept. 2.

Hotel workers Gina Louis and Abigail Lupas went to the man’s room yesterday morning to inform him that he was due to check out.

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The workers knocked on the door but the man did not respond. The workers were forced to open the door using the master key and was shocked to see the lifeless body of the Japanese. /CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please reach out to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). Their crisis hotlines are available at 1553 (Luzon-wide landline toll-free), 0917-899-USAP (8727), 0966-351-4518, and 0908-639-2672. For more information, visit their website: (https://doh.gov.ph/NCMH-Crisis-Hotline)

Alternatively, you can contact Hopeline PH at the following numbers: 0917-5584673, 0918-8734673, 88044673. Additional resources are available at ngf-mindstrong.org, or connect with them on Facebook at Hopeline PH.

TAGS: Bogo City, Metro, Suicide

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