A drinking session among friends in Dagohoy on Tuesday afternoon ended up in a stabbing incident.
Although it ended their merriment, the scuffle did not seem to break the friendship between the suspect and victim who is now recovering from his stab wounds.
Just hours after suspect Anacleto Salces allegedly stabbed his drinking companion Felix Soliano twice in the stomach, he was out of jail scot-free.
According to SPO1 Ruel Socorin of the Dagohoy Police Station, Soliano did not want Salces in jail while he had no intention of filing charges against his attacker.
Based on initial police investigation, Soliano and Salces were drinking outside a store in Dagohoy with a few other friends when the two ended up in a heated argument at around 1 p.m.
Soliano kept on bringing up a previous altercation with Salces which apparently angered the latter, said Socorin.
Salces then reportedly stormed off, and returned wielding a kitchen knife which he immediately plunged into Soliano’s stomach twice.
Both men’s companions then accosted the suspect, who was later taken into police custody, and helped Soliano as he was rushed to a hospital.
According to Socorin, Soliano told authorities that the incident was his fault as he admitted to drawing the ire of Salces by bringing up their previous fight.
Authorities however did not disclose details on both men’s prior rift.
Soliano is now in stable condition, but is still being treated for his injuries. His medical bill will be paid by Salces. (A. Doydora)