- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) - Singer Charice Pempengco of the hit TV show “Glee” is calling for justice for her father who was stabbed to death in her Philippine hometown.

Police on Wednesday launched a manhunt for the suspect, who they say was intoxicated when he became angry after 40-year-old construction worker Ricky Pempengco brushed against him. Pempengco was stabbed late Monday with an ice pick in the chest and back.

Charice paid respects to her estranged father early Wednesday and apologized for canceling the rest of her tour dates. She was scheduled to perform in Singapore.

The teen star said, “Whoever did this must be brought to justice.”

She said she was in disbelief and while she did not have time to bond with her father, they had a great relationship.

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