Charice Pempengco, the actress who plays Sunshine Corazon on “Glee,” has backed out of a performance in Singapore after her estranged father was stabbed to death with an ice pick by a drunk vagrant in the Philippines. HOLY SH*T, I did not see that sentence coming.
Her father, 40-year-old construction worker Ricky Pempengco, had been at a small grocery store in San Pedro township south of Manila late Monday when he brushed against a drunk man who became angry and stabbed him with an ice pick in the chest and back, according to the Laguna province police chief, Senior Supt. Gilbert Cruz.
A manhunt has been launched for the suspect, with a 20,000 pesos ($470) award for information leading to his arrest. Cruz said the killing appeared random and there was no indication the suspect and victim had any prior grudges. [Yahoo]
Yikes. Between random drunken ice pick murders and Sinatra’s “My Way” getting removed from karaoke playlists because people were getting killed for singing it, I’d put the Philippines slightly ahead of Thailand for “Asian Nation Most Likely to Kill You in a Memorably Unusual Way.” It’s like the Florida of Asia.
I want more like this!
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