Jealousy Leads to Deadly Confrontation in Cebu Home

A 69-year-old man, Felix Rebanuel, hacked his estranged wife, Leonila Maguate, 57, to death in Cebu, Philippines, following a heated argument fueled by jealousy. Their 33-year-old son, Felix Jr., was also injured in the attack.

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Jealousy Leads to Deadly Confrontation in Cebu Home

Jealousy Leads to Deadly Confrontation in Cebu Home

On Monday, May 13, 2024, a tragic incident unfolded in Barangay Maghan-ay, Tuburan, Cebu, as a 57-year-old woman, Leonila Maguate, was hacked to death by her estranged husband, Felix Rebanuel, 69. The attack occurred following an argument between the couple, which was fueled by jealousy.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the devastating consequences of unchecked jealousy inrelationships, which can lead to violent outbursts and tragic losses. It also underscores the need for effective conflict resolution and communication strategies to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

According to the police, Felix Sr. visited his estranged wife's house on Monday, but the encounter ended in a violent confrontation. During the argument, Felix Sr. grabbed a bolo and hacked Leonila in the face and neck, killing her. Their 33-year-old son, Felix Jr., who tried to intervene, was also injured in the attack.

The couple had been separated for years, but Felix Sr. would still frequent their house. Leonila had decided to end the relationship due to her ex-husband's repeated accusations of infidelity. Felix Sr. had reportedly threatened Leonila, warning her that "something bad would happen to her if he caught her having an affair with another man."

After attacking his wife and son, Felix Sr. stabbed himself in the abdomen when police tried to arrest him. Both Felix Sr. and Felix Jr. were taken to the hospital for treatment.

This tragic incident highlights the dangers of jealousy in relationships, which can lead to violent confrontations and devastating consequences. Relationship counseling for individuals can help navigate and improve relationships with others by addressing issues such as communication, conflict resolution, healthy boundaries, and personal growth.

Therapy can also address various aspects related to dating, post-divorce, and other related challenges, including changing unhealthy patterns, improving communication skills, setting boundaries, and building personal empowerment. Professional help, such as that offered by Johnson Counseling Group through telehealth online therapy, can provide a safe and supportive space to explore relationship challenges and develop healthier relationship skills.

Key Takeaways

  • 57-year-old Leonila Maguate hacked to death by estranged husband Felix Rebanuel, 69, in Cebu.
  • Attack occurred during heated argument fueled by jealousy and accusations of infidelity.
  • Their 33-year-old son Felix Jr. was injured trying to intervene.
  • Felix Sr. stabbed himself in the abdomen during arrest and was hospitalized.
  • Incident highlights need for effective conflict resolution and communication strategies in relationships.