Parents of slain NU stude mull filing of raps vs billiards owner

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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THE parents of the 19-year-old National University (NU) student who was stabbed dead by two equally young men following an argument in a billiard hall while they were reportedly having a drinking session, are mulling the idea of filing charges against the owner of the said establishment located in Sampaloc, Manila.

This, even as the case had been considered ‘closed’ by the Manila Police District-Homicide Section after the suspects surrendered to the police last March 7. The two were identified as Eiffee de Guzman, 19, a Grade 12 student at the Lyceum of the Philippines and his 15-year-old, Grade 7 student brother.

Both are residents of Riansarez  Street in Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila, and have been charged with murder at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office for the stabbing death of victim Daniel Hernandez, a third year BS Marketing student at the NU, and said to be the only son in a brood of five. His father is SFO1 Aldrin Hernandez of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

Based on the footages of the CCTV in the area, the owner of the Lakay Billiards and Bar, identified as Chairman Wilson ‘Lakay’ Ramil, was reportedly seen watching with both hands in his waist, as the fisticuffs and subsequent stabbing took place.

Ramil allegedly failed to direct his bouncer and security guard to break up the fight or pacify the suspects.          

In seeking the immediate closure of the said establishment, the victim’s family also questioned why a 15-year-old was allowed into the billiard hall.