A barangay tanod is under observation at a hospital after being hacked by a former soldier in Barangay San Antonio, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte Saturday afternoon.
Victim Angel Quising, 51, said he tried to intervene between ex-soldier John dela Cruz and his live-in partner who were having a heated argument when dela Cruz suddenly hacked him twice on the head and right cheek before fleeing.
Dela Cruz was later arrested by police. Authorities were able to recover an 18-inch bolo he used in the crime.
Quising said dela Cruz had been drinking when the attack occurred.
The suspect will face charges of frustrated murder.