We can only hope now that Charice Pempengco and her family can finally start to find a little bit of peace — the man who stabbed her father outside of a grocery store earlier this week is now going to be put to justice.
Angel Capili Jr. turned himself into police Thursday and admitted to committing the crime. Like Charice’s father Ricky Pempengco, Capili worked as a construction worker — but the two men did not know each other. Capili became violent after Pempengco reportedly “brushed against him” outside of the aforementioned store in a Manila suburb, and the violent incident occurred shortly afterwards.
In speaking out about the incident, Capili had this to say:
“I had really planned to surrender because what I did was wrong. I am seeking forgiveness from the family left behind by Mr. Pempengco. … I am prepared to suffer whatever is the judgment.”
While nothing will erase this tragedy, we can only hope that peace will be a bit easier to find for the family now.