Residents flee as family killed in remote Davao City village

m10massacre (Calinan, DAVAO CITY) – A family of four were killed early morning Tuesday by still unidentified assailants in Sitio Bulan-bulan, Barangay Dalagdag, 25 kilometers northwest of downtown Davao City by still unidentified assailants.

Killed were Fernando Gonzaga, 45, a village watchman; his wife, Fe, 35 a purok chief, and their two children; Richel, 15 and Ferdinand, 9.

The massacre triggered evacuation by the remaining seven families in the village Tuesday afternoon.

Eight families had fled last month following the death of a chieftain’s son.
Police and military officials blamed the massacre on the New Peoples Army, but residents denied the allegation saying the family had neither enemies nor obligations with the rebel group.

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