It was a bloody Good Friday for a family in Candoni, Negros Occidental, where two siblings died of gunshot and hack wounds, with, ironically, their father tagged as one of the suspects.
Senior Inspector Jason Manguilimotan, Candoni police chief, said yesterday that the conflict of the siblings was triggered by land conflict.
Police investigations show that Virgilio Marani, 44, was shot and killed by his elder brother, Efipanio, 49, on Friday in Sitio Salarangnun, Brgy. Haba, Candoni.
Manguilimotan said that Efipanio was also hacked by their father, Jesus, 71.
The incident took place after Haba barangay officials had tried to settle the conflict among the siblings.
Jesus is now in the custody of the Candoni Police Station.
A homemade shotgun and a bolo were recovered by the police from the scene.
Three others also died of hacking and stabbing in the cities of Bago and La Carlota, while a 40-year-old man died of drowning in Kabankalan City, police records show.
The cadaver of Raymond Godio,36, of Brgy. Batuan, La Carlota City, was found at Purok Lunok in Brgy. Caridad, Bago City, also on Good Friday.
Investigations by the Bago City police showed that Godio had succumbed to injuries in his head.
Three spent shells of a .45 caliber pistol were recovered by the Bago police at the crime scene .
A laborer identified as Ricky de los Santos,37, died from multiple injuries, after he was stabbed allegedly by Elmar Marfil on Holy Thursday in Hacienda Danao Ramona, Brgy. Haguimit, La Carlota City.
Supt. Orly Zarate Gabinite, La Carlota City police chief, said that de los Santos, 37, was declared dead on arrival at the Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital from multiple stab wounds.
Marfil, also a laborer, is nowhere to be found.
Jacobe Lozada, 40, was reported by the police to have drowned, when he and his companions, were swimming at the Pabrica River in Brgy. Camansi, Kabankalan City, on Saturday.
In Brgy. 1 poblacion, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, an Army soldier surrendered to the police on Saturday, after inflicting an injury on his wife.
Jose Eric Rebadomia,41, a member of the Philippine Army, allegedly shot his wife, Rowena,30, in the left armpit, with a .38 caliber revolver, investigations of the San Carlos police showed.
The shooting incident was triggered by a family conflict, police also said.*GPB
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