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“Mula sa Puso” director stabbed

Contributed PhotoContributed PhotoCelebrities ask for prayers after "That's Entertainment" alumnus turned director Ricardo Ricky Rivero of ABS-CBN "Mula Sa Puso" was stabbed almost 17 times at his apartment in Masikap St., V. Luna, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City.

"Guys please pray for our friend Direk Ricky Rivero. Let's pray for his speedy recovery and praise God that he is ok! I hope they find the awful person that did this!," Anne Curtis tweeted.

"Jst saw news abt Ninja Kid Ricky Rivero having been stabbed n in hospital now. PLS pray for his complete recovery!," Pia Magalona also tweeted.

According to a report from ABS-CBN news, suspect Ivan Ruiz, stabbed the director multiple times after Ricky refused to give him money early this morning. He then fled with Ricky's laptop and other valuables but came back to clean the evidence of his crime.

Ruiz, who said he met Rivero via Facebook five months ago, is now under police custody.
Authorities were able to find the knife Ivan used to stab Ricky. It was hidden in a firetruck at the barangay hall.

The suspect is now in the custody of the police. Meanwhile, reports say Ricky is now in a stable condition at the St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City since his stab wounds were not that deep.
The case is now under police investigation.

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