MANILA -- The mother of actress Cherry Pie Picache was stabbed dead by still unidentified assailants inside her house in Sct. Dr. Lascano Street in Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City on Friday, police said.
The victim, Zenaida Sison, was found lying lifeless on the floor in her house's second floor.
Peter Serrano, Picache's friend, said the actress decided to go to her mother's house after she could not reach her through her mobile phone.
When they reached the house, Picache had to ask her driver to jump over the gate because her mother was still not responding to their calls.
Upon entering the house, they saw that the house's second gate was open.
The actress then asked her driver to go up the second floor to check on her mother and found her dead.
Sison lived alone. She had three cleaning ladies who alternately visited her house. She also employed a gardener.
Serrano added that Sison was well-known in her village, which made it easier for her to live alone.
Authorities have yet to check if there are missing items inside the victim's house.
Investigation on the case is ongoing. -- report from Robert Mano, DZMM