Manila, Philippines – Ricky Pempengco, 40, the father of International Filipina Youtube sensation Charice Pempengco got stabbed to death last Monday, October 31, 2011 in San Pedro, Laguna.
Charice’s Singapore Tour with producer David Foster was cut short after hearing the news that her father died. She hurriedly went home to be at her fathers’ wake. In an interview she said “I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year,”
Charice’s mother Raquel arrived with her daughter and went straight to the funeral parlor where Ricky (ex-husbands) remains were and bought a white suite for her husband to wear during the funeral.
Charice made a buzz over at twitter world after her Aunt Russel Mejia (Ricky’s sister) rage in an interview: “Kayong mag-ina, masaya na kayong dalawa dahli ayan na yung pinagtabuyan mong daddy mo. Sumikat ka lang, hindi mo na inano yung daddy mo, hindi mo alam yung nangyari sa buhay niya. Pamangkin ko siya diba, gusto ko siya sumikat pero sobrang sama ng loob namin sa kanila,”
She tweeted: “para sa mga kapatid ng daddy ko, wala kayong karapatang sabihin o hulaan ang nararamdaman ko. Sino kayo para sabihing Masaya ako sa pagkawala ng SARILI KONG AMA? Kapatid lang kayo at ako ay ANAK. Kung natatandaan nyo, KAYO MISMO ANG NAGSABI SA AMIN NA IWASAN ANG DADDY KO. Sinabi nyo pa na wag gamitin ang apelido nya. Hindi pinagbawal ni mommy na dalawin ang daddy naming pero HINDI NYO KAMI PINAYAGAN. Wala kayong respeto sa PAMILYA NYA para sabihin nyo yan ngayon! Imbis na ayusin nyo, sinisira nyo pa!
Alam ko na nagalit ako sa kana! Pero hindi ko sinasabing itinatakwil ko sya! Matagal akong nagging tahimik sa mga eskandalong ginagawa nyo. Pero ngayon, di ko na kaya pati sa pagkamaty nya GANYAN PARIN KAYO. Hindi ako takot. Lalo na sa mga taong walang respeto.”
Witnesses have identified the suspect and the police are set to do a manhunt operation to arrest the alleged killer named, Angel Capili, 35. Ricky and Angel was both drunk when the incident happened around 11:30 in the evening. Eyewitnesses said that the two were in a drinking session and while the victim was buying cigarettes in a nearby store at A. Bonifacio St in Langgam Village, San Pedro Laguna – the stabbing happened.
The local PNP unit of Laguna and the town’s mayor offered a P 100,000 reward for anyone who could help in finding and arresting the suspect.