Man accused of hacking father to death

By Jennifer P. Rendon

A street food vendor was arrested after he allegedly killed his father afternoon of Jan. 7 at their home in Barangay Matag-ub, Janiuay, Iloilo.

Police claimed that Daryl Diosino, 27, hacked his father, 56-year-old Alan Diosino, following a disagreement.

Captain Alwin Salmon, Januuay police chief, said their investigation indicated that Alan was drunk when the incident happened. He was accosting some residents in the area before the grisly episode.

“Ginapang-sita niya ang mga tambay,” he said.

Daryl allegedly cautioned his father and told him to go inside his house and rest.

But Alan, who worked as a tricycle driver, did not heed his son’s plea.

This allegedly prompted the victim to hack his father on the left side of his head.

Salmon said there appeared to be no intention for the son to kill his father.

But the suspect presented a different version of the story that led to his father’s death.

Instead of a hacking injury, Daryl said that his father died after his head hit the ground.

Prior to that, the suspect allegedly cautioned the victim after the latter shouted at motorcycle riders with noisy mufflers.

At that time, Daryl said he was about to leave the house and sell barbecue.

He allegedly led his father inside the house but the latter resisted by holding on to the door.

Both of them fell to the ground and Alan’s head was allegedly injured.

Daryl claimed that he indeed got up immediately and took a bolo. But his sister prevented him from attacking their father since blood was oozing from his head.

As of press time, the family has yet to decide whether to pursue a case against the suspect.