According to initial police reports, Ruel Cabatingan presented himself to the Eastern Samar Provincial Police at around 7:30 a.m. on December 28. The STAR/Manny Tupas

Suspect in mother, daughter slay in Cavite surrenders
(philstar.com) - December 28, 2017 - 6:24am

MANILA, Philippines — The suspect in the slay of a mother and her daughter in Cavite surrendered to authorities on Thursday.

According to initial police reports, Ruel Cabatingan presented himself to the Eastern Samar Provincial Police at around 7:30 a.m. on December 28.

The police identified Cabatingan as a 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker residing in Imus, Cavite.

Cabatingan confessed to the murder of Ruby Gamos and her seven-year-old daughter Shaniah Nicole Gamos.

The mother and daughter were found dead in their home in General Trias, Cavite on December 11.

According to police reports, Ruby suffered head injuries while the child bore strangulation marks. However, there were no signs of forced entry into their residence.

It was also found that the family's car, television, gadgets and jewelry were missing.

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Ruby's husband, Marlon, arrived in the country on December 12 and sought the government's help to receive justice for the death of his wife and daughter.

Marlon is working as a seaman.

He asked his relatives to check on his wife and daughter after he failed to communicate with them since he last talked to his family on Thursday, December 7. — with report from Manny Tupas

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