2 people stabbed dead during basketball game in Pampanga

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune



Two people were reported dead and one injured in a stabbing incident during a basketball game in Porac, Pampanga, according to a 24 Oras report by CJ Torida on Wednesday.

Porac police reports stated that the incident was caused by disagreements between the players, who were also co-workers outside the court.

“’Yung mga victims at suspect ay medyo nakainom din po, and then sa kalagitnaan po ng laro, nagkaroon po sila ng hindi pagkakaunawaan. Then, medyo nagka pisikalan until itong anak ng suspek, tumakbo papunta sa sasakyan, kumuha ng bladed weapon and then pinagsasaksak po itong ating tatlong victims,” said Porac Police Chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Palmyra Guardaya.

CCTV footage of the incident showed a group of men chasing one of the victims out to the road when one began to repeatedly stab the victim. Another joined him in the assault with his own weapon.

Other groups could be seen beating and throwing items at each other while the stabbing occurred.

“Doon sa nakita namin sa CCTV, ‘yung isa kinuha doon sa may covered court. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, doon sa damit niya parang may gamit siya doon sa covered court, and then yung isa tumakbo doon sa motor niya. Doon kinuha yung isa naman, tapos sabay pasok ulit sa covered court. Doon nagkagulo yung mga tao,” said Barangay Mitla Proper chairman Mario Dimalanta.

Justice is being demanded by the family of the dead victims, identified as brothers Mario Morden Jr. and Matthew Morden, and their injured brother Martin Morden.

“Para silang kinatay na mga baboy sa ginawa ng mga tao na ‘yun. Gusto ko talagang mabigyan ng hustisya ‘yung mga anak ko. Karumaldumal talaga ‘yung ginawa nila,” Arlene Rojas, the victims’ mother, said.

Meanwhile, Porac Police shall continue their ongoing investigation while searching for the suspects, who remain at large. — Jiselle Anne C. Casucian/BM, GMA Integrated News

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