TDoR 2023 / 2022 / December / 31 / Elaine Englis

Elaine Englis

Age 39

31 Dec 2022
Cebu City (Philippines)

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Elaine Englis
Elaine Englis [photo:]

Elaine and her 70-year-old mother were stabbed by Elaine's abusive partner, allegedly after Elaine had ended their relationship. Although her mother survived, Elaine did not.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 27-year-old man stabbed and killed his 39-year-old “partner,” for allegedly ending their relationship.

The assailant also stabbed and wounded the victim’s mother, who tried to pacify them inside the victim’s house in in Barangay Bacayan in Cebu City at past 7 p.m. on New Year’s eve, Dec. 31, 2022.

Police Major Alvin Llamedo, chief of Talamban Police Station, identified the dead victim as Elaine Englis and her injured mother, Emma Englis, 70.

The ‘drunk’ suspect, Jumbe Olarita of Barangay Cabancalan in Mandaue City, was apprehended by bystanders after he tried to escape from the area. He was detained at the Talamban Police Station and would be facing complaints of Frustrated Homicide and Homicide.

"The suspect is her boyfriend (the victim)...he is said to have broken up with her. They are supposed to be fighting. They have been dating for two years. Then just recently, the man was fired because he kept shouting," Llamedo said.

(The suspect is her boyfriend…the former ended the relationship. They had always been arguing. They had been in a relationship for two years. Then recently, the victim, decided to end the relationship with the suspect because he was physically abusive.)

Llamedo, however, said he had no knowledge if these two were living together in the victim’s house. He said that Olarita, the suspect, used an eight-inch kitchen knife and allegedly had the “intent to kill” the victim. "In my view, the suspect came [to commit the crime]," the Talamban police chief said.

Initial investigation showed that Olarita allegedly stabbed Elaine several times, and then turned on the latter’s mother, who just tried to stop them from fighting.

Elaine was brought to the nearby hospital, but she was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. Her mother, Emma, is currently at the hospital recuperating from the stab wounds she suffered from the stabbing attack.

Elaine headed the organisation TRANScend by LoveYourself - Cebu, which is dedicated to fight against the injustices experienced by transgender people. Her Facebook profile is

Report added: 6 Jan 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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