A 76-year-old grandmother allegedly mistaken as a witch was stabbed to death in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Meanwhile, her husband was wounded.
In a report by Joanne Ponsoy on GMA Regional TV “Balitang Amianan” on Wednesday, the deceased victim was identified as Aurora Peralta.
Her partner, Narciso Bulatao, 85, both residents of Barangay Bacnar, sustained injuries to his face and arm.
During the police investigation, it appears that the couple was asleep when the suspect stabbed them.
Grandma mistaken for a witch stabbed to death in their house
According to the relatives who are the only neighbors of the victims, they did not hear any commotion or shouting in the house of the two because of their age.
It is said that a grandson just saw Bulatao asking for help from the window.
Peralta is believed to be the intended target of the perpetrator.
Police are investigating whether the rumors that Peralta is a suspected witch was a motive for the crime, something her relatives have denied.
He said the police already have a person of interest in the crime.
DILG: Community pantries in PH have reached more than 6,700
The number of community pantries built in various parts of the country has reached more than 6,000, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday.
It will be recalled that it just started in a pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City started by Ana Patricia Non.
According to DILG Sec. Eduardo Año, authorities continue to monitor community pantries to ensure compliance with health protocols
“Ang pinakamarami po ay makikita naitn dito sa area ng Calabarzon, area ng Region 3 at area ng NCR total of 6,715 community pantries. Sisiguraduhin po natin na nasusunod ang lahat ng minimum health standard dito at katulad po ng utos ninyo at ang LGUs, ang ating LCEs, at ang ating mga pulis, sisiguraduhin na walang violation sa mass gathering,” said Año.
Meanwhile, the government completed 77.19% of the distribution of aid during the enhanced community quarantine this year. According to Año, the issuance will end by the May 15 deadline.