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Charice Pempengco returns home to Philippines following father's death

Charice Pempengco has cancelled her work commitments and returned to her native Philippines following her father's horrific death on Monday (31Oct11).

The Glee star's dad Ricky Pempengco, who was reportedly estranged from his famous daughter, is said to have been fatally stabbed with an ice pick after brushing past a drunk man while shopping in a store in the town of San Pedro.

Police officers have launched a manhunt to find the culprit, and the actress has pulled out of a concert in Singapore this week (begs31Oct11) to fly home and be with her family.

In a post on her Twitter.com blog, she writes, "I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year."

Hinting at the incident in an earlier post, she told her fans, "I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my Dad after all."