JERIC Teng leapt to the defense of younger brother Jeron following the stabbing incident in Bonifacio Global City parking lot at dawn on Sunday, saying Jeron has no history of starting fights.
"Kapatid ko, ang tagal ko na kakilala niyan. Walang track record yan na nakikipagaway," Jeric told reporters in a video interview of ESPN5's Lyn Olavario.
The younger Teng, together with former La Salle teammates Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres, were on their way back to their cars when a group 'called their attention' in front of Early Night Bar at the Fort Strip, according to the police report.
Police were able to arrest three suspects.
The older Teng immediately cast doubt on the claim of the suspects that they acted in self-defense.
"I don't know what they're saying na self-defense, kasi yung saksak ni Jeron, deep cut sa likod at sa side pa. Lahat sila may deep cut. For me, why would you bring a knife? Kung sinabi mong self-defense, bugbugin mo," he said.
Jeric is convinced that the three were just victims of circumstance as they were just about to go home.
"Pabalik na lang sila ng kotse, they were just having fun, napag-tripan pa," he said.
Jeron is still recovering in St. Luke's Medical Center and Jeric is relieved to relay that the doctors have now declared him out of danger.
"He was very lucky kasi pwedeng matamaan yung vital organs, buti wala," he said. "Jeron is recovering. Bago ako umalis, he was stitched up pero ang dami pa ring dugo eh. He needs to be operated again and further examined."
Jeric said that the Tengs, as well as the families of Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres will file charges against the suspects.
"Mga bata lang sila eh. Ang sumaksak sa kanila, may edad na. Kakasuhan talaga namin," he said.