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'Glee' Star Charice Pempengco’s Father Murdered

The father of Glee star Charice Pempengco was murdered in the Phillippines, forcing Charice to drop out of her shows on Wednesday and Thursday to travel back to her hometown.

Sources report Charice’s father, Ricky Pempengco, 40, was shopping at a grocery store in the San Pedro township of Manila on Monday night when he brushed up against a man that was drunk, who then stabbed him in the chest and back with an ice pick!

Police identified the murderer as Angel Capili. Police are searching for Capili and are offering a reward for his arrest (a whopping $470).

Charice tweeted to her fans, writing, “I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family”.

Pempengco, 19, who plays Sunshine Corazon on Glee, was reportedly estranged from her father.

In her 2008 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Charice said she remembered seeing her father threatening and choking her mother when she was very young.

Charice and her mother took off as the violence escalated. The singer revealed, “We left my dad, and after that, I never saw him and I don’t want to see him.”

On Monday night, Charice tweeted about her strange dream on Sunday night, writing:

“Last night, I was with somebody that looked like my dad. I didn’t know that my dad was trying to make his presence felt. I just want you to know that we had a really great relationship before all the trouble started. My mother didn’t know that when I was young, my father told me that he wanted me to be a soldier because I’m a fearless woman. I loved him, and I will still love him. He’s still my dad after all.”


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