Air Force spiker Reuben Inaudito now stable after New Year stabbing incident
Reuben Inaudito is now in stable condition after getting assaulted by a drunken attacker with a bolo on Sunday. 

THE New Year is off to a bad start for Philippine Air Force spiker Reuben Inaudito after he was stabbed while trying to break off a commotion in Kalibo, Aklan on Sunday.

The former National University top hitter, who went back to his hometown for the holidays, sustained stab wounds from an allegedly drunk attacker.

According to his former NU coach Dante Alinsunurin, the suspect stabbed Inaudito with a jungle bolo but he's already in safe and stable condition.

“Ang balita sa akin ay nakiaawat lang siya tapos bigla siyang nataga,” said Alunsurin. “Nangyari daw kagabi (Sunday) doon sa lugar nila sa Kalibo.”

“Nalaman ko lang ‘yung nangyari sa girlfriend niya. Pero ‘yung talagang buong detalye hindi ko pa talaga alam,” he added.

Alinsunurin stressed that he wasn't told the entire story and the exact details but he's relieved that Inaudito is already safe.

“Noong nabalitaan ko ‘yung nangyari, tinawagan ko kaagad, nasa ospital na. Hindi talaga sila makapagkwento sa akin ng buo kasi hindi ko alam kung natatakot pa o siyempre baka natataranta pa sa nangyari," he said.

“Pero ang importante safe naman na siya,” added Alinsunurin.

Inaudito steered NU to a back-to-back championships in the UAAP from Season 75 to 76. He was also a vital cog in Air Force’s Open Conference and Reinforced Conference championship in the Spikers’ Turf last year.

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