Charice returned to the Philippines last night, November 1, to attend the wake of her slain father, Ricky Pempengco.
Ricky, who is separated from Charice’s mom Raquel, was stabbed to death before midnight Monday, October 31, in San Pedro, Laguna.(CLICK HERE to read related article.)
Charice was supposed to perform in Singapore for the David Foster and Friends tour, but she pulled out from the concert to be with her family during this difficult time.
According to an ABS-CBN report, Mommy Raquel and Charice went straight from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 to the Divine Mercy Chapel in Muntinlupa City.
The report also indicated that the tension between Charice’s family and the relatives of her estranged father has been "ironed out."
REWARD MONEY. In an interview with dzMM, Laguna Provincial Police Office Director Gilbert Cruz said that a manhunt is ongoing for the suspect in the killing.
The suspect is man Angel Capili, Jr.
A reward of P100,000 is being offered by the Philippine National Police, Laguna government, and the mayor of San Pedro town for anyone who can provide information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect.
Ricky, who was last seen alive while drinking with his buddies, was reportedly stabbed from behind with an ice pick.