Justice in His Time

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed. ~Voltaire

Justice over my son’s death has not been realized yet. In time, God will reveal his plan. In HIS time. We have adequate resources to file a case in court but we have yet to see the justice system move to the next step. Can you imagine what it must be like to other families whose kids died from violent deaths and don’t have the energy or resources to fight for justice? I know there are far more important cases pending in court far more important than our own that deserves the judges’ attention. I will be patient.

When my brother died from complications of Hepatitis A due to contaminated water supply that affected our neighborhood, our family sued the Cebu Water District, a semi-government agency for damages. It took 12 years for the court’s decision and fortunately it was mostly in our favor. The family members that survived the Hepatitis A contamination (including my daughter, Lauren) were awarded damages but none for my brother because he was dead and in effect, not a customer anymore. Did my 27 year old brother get the justice he deserved? Yes and No. No, because there was no monetary compensation awarded to his wife and children. Yes, because the water supply in Cebu is now cleaner and safer than it was in 1990.

Maybe I will not get the justice here on Earth. I have faith that justice will be served in HIS time. Faith is all I need.

I believe that justice will be served to all these children. ( Thanks to politekon for this senseless list)

Mariano Taguba, an 8-year old boy, died on November 2005 after a two-hour blaze burned their house at 42 Eagle Alley near Presidential Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Harold Monte Salgado, a 7-year old, boy died on 13 June 2007 after being run over by a water truck driven by Alejandro Savillano, 42.

Mark Anthony Argaon, was killed on 28 June 2007 when a bus driven by Hermino Micandro pinned a motorcycle in Sapang Palay, Bulacan province,

Baby Boy Kulot Manalo, a 2-year old boy, was kidnapped by his father, only known as Jordan Muslim, on 01 February 2008 after the latter killed the child’s mother, Emilyn Manalo, 27, who is two-months pregnant.

Regina Isidro y Arcebuche, a 7-year old girl, and her brother Brando, 5, drowned on 04 February 2008 in a river in Caloocan City.

Marisa Payjan, a 4-year old girl, and Wedme Lahim, a 9-year old boy, were reportedly killed after government troops and alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group clash in Sulu on 05 February 2008.

Mary Chris Repuela, a 10-moth old girl, died in a fire on 08 February 2008 in Barangay Lingi-on, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon after she and her brother were left alone in the house by their father, Junie, 35, to buy a cigarette.

Christian Adodoli, a 12-year old boy, was killed on 12 February 2008 after a truck driven by Rommel Patag, 28, bulldozed its way into a house in Sitio Dulunan, Tanza, Gua Pan-ay, Capiz.

Edmar Mamaclad, a 7-year old boy, had to undergo a surgery to cut one of his legs off after the bus (TVX-477) he was riding and driven by a certain Dela Cruz rammed into an oil tanker (TEV-409) in Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City on 15 February 2008.

Jeeniro Zayco Pedrosa, a 3-year old boy, was killed on 17 February 2008 by a speeding jeepney driven by Liberato Querteros, 37, in Malabon City.

Merrielle Ann Lim y Esoy, a 1-year old girl, is in serious condition after she and her grandfather were shot at outside their house on 17 February 2008 by two unidentified suspects in Las Piñas City.

Kent Lloyd Añosa, a 6-year old boy, was killed after a bus driven by Gerard Umolon rammed the child on 19 February 2008 in Sitio Combado, Brgy. Bagay Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Marjorie Jerusalem, a 2-year old girl, died on 20 February 2008 after a police patrol vehicle driven by PO1 Vaugh Arriola rammed a group of civilians in Tuburan, Cebu.

Grace Ann Acude, a 13-year old girl, drowned in 20 February 2008 after a flash flood hit Brgy. San Pablo, Borongan City, Samar.

Grace Ann Acude, a 10-year old girl, died in a flash flood on 21 February 2008 in Tacloban City, while Anthony Cabukuhan, a 12-year old boy, remain missing.

Jassy, a 2-year old girl, was raped and killed (her head cut-off) on February 2008 in Brgy. Sungcang, Bacolod City.

Patricia M. Patena, a 5-year old girl, and Fatima V. Bosita, a 6-year old girl, were reportedly missing after they left their houses in Poblacion, Ibaan on 19 February 2008.

Three children aged 3, 5 and 6 year old died and were found hugging each other in a fire on 25 February in Iloilo City.

A body of a 10-12 year old boy was found floating in Pasig River near Port Area, Manila on 27 February 2008 and was presumed to have drowned while swimming.

Jonna Demo-tica, a 12-year old girl, and her sister, Jessa Joy, 7, were found missing on 04 March 2008 after they fell from a bridge in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

Rene Mata, a 12-year old boy, was killed on 04 March 2008 after their neighbor, Valdez Pago, 50, shot him and his father in Barangay Manlapaz, Sulton, locos Norte.

King Michael Bantuno, a 9-month old baby, was starved to death by Fhey Balasabas, 37, on 05 March 2008.

Christian Jay Bulos, an 11-year old boy, was killed on 7 March 2008 after he was beaten up and strangled with an aluminum wire until his eyes popped out when his family failed to pay the kidnappers PhP 250,000.

Nica Jane Vergara, a 13-year-old girl, was killed on 7 March 2008 when she and her father, a barangay captain, were ambushed by unidentified men in Bgy. Cabangtalan, Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Anne Margareth, a 6-year old girl, died on 11 March 2008 after the car she was riding with her Mother, brother and driver collided with a truck driven by Ronald Casiguna in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Judy Ann Victorio, an 11-year old girl; Emily Dotimas and John Luis Victorio, both 5 years old; May Ann Jardiniano, a 9-year old girl all residents of Sitio Tabing Ilog in Barangay Sta. Clara, Quezon town were killed on 17 March 2008 after the grenade they found in a river in Quezon, Nueva Ecija accidentally went off.

Juvrey Ivan Ordonio, a 4-year old boy, his brother Mark Jospeh, 12, and their mother Marife died from stab wounds last 29-31 March 2008 in Caloocan City allegedly by Marife’s brother, Ramon Isaac. Both children were hogtied with the electrical wire of a cell phone charger.

Carlo Ayaba, a 13-year old boy, was reportedly killed while 5 other children were injured after combined elements of the New People’s Army and armed goons of a local politician in Abra ambushed a pick-up truck enroute to Bangued, Abra’s capital town from sitio Alaoa. Eugenio ““Hen” Califlores, one of the armed goons of Tineg Mayor Edwin Crisologo, was identified as one of the ambushers together with CPP-NPA leader Procopio Tauro alias Ka Pyro.

Irene Grace Colo, a 2-year old girl, died on 6 April 2008 after she was hit by a car driven by Bryan Sinoy in Valenzuela City.

Sandra Lagrama, a 3-year old girl, died on 08 April 2008 after she reportedly feel in an open manhole in Legarda Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

Joshua Montalban, a 7-year old boy, a resident of sitio Puntagorda, Barangay Hermano, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and is afflicted with polio died on 11 April 2008 after he was beaten to death by his own father, Venancio Montalban, 27-anyos, when he ate two pieces of chicken that his father put aside for the next meal.

Rico Bernardino, a 10-year old boy and his brother Rani Jr., 2, are under observation at the a local hospital in Sultan Kudarat after a grenade was thrown inside their house in Bagumbayan which killed their father, Rani Bernardino, 40; mother, Erlinda, 38, and sister Erika on 11 April 2008.

Christian Iniobyohan, a 12-year old boy, was one of the 10 fatalities on 11 April 2008 when the bus they were riding fell off a 15-20 meter deep ravine in Sitio Ariwong, Barangay Nagsarabang, Diad, Nueva Viscaya. Among those injured and taken to the local hospital are Mark Jason, 10-month old, Denver Daw-ay, 9; Jeric Daw-ay, 3; Sion-sion Daw-ay, 6; Christopher Lunag, 2; Roderick Buyutan, 11, and Flora Dulnuan, 2. The driver, Peter Pocopio, who is also a city councilor died in the accident.

Johnelle Dolosa, a 9-year-old girl, remained in critical condition at the President Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Medical Center due to head and body injuries she received when she and her mother were sideswiped by a speeding trailer truck (UTD-803) driven by Johnny Avenido, 44, on 11 April 2008. Her mother, Rowena, was killed when the truck’s rear wheels ran over her.

A one-month old body of a baby was found floating on 13 April 2008 in Pier 3, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila. The bay was believed to have died from an illness and was put on a sack and thrown to the bay because the parents does not have enough money to pay for either the medicine or the burial.

Jay Marlon Santillan, a 4-year old boy, died on 15 April 2008 after his father, Garry Santillan, allegedly pulled the trigger of his gun accidentally when the boy keep on asking to tag along. The boy died on the spot when he was hit in the head inside their home in Bgy. Magsaysay, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

Joemer Cadampog, a 6-year old boy, was found dead hanging on a cord tied to his neck on 15 April 2008 in Sitio Nawanao, Barangay Pit-os, Cebu City. His father, Joenard, 31, was also found hangin dead beside the boy. It was believed that the father killed his son and committed suicide after he found out that his lover has no plans of going back home from her work in Japan.

Jerwin Mariquit, 1-month old baby boy, was hurt, while his parents Sedion Mariquit Jr. and Gloria Mariquit, were killed after a grenade was thrown inside their house at Purok 8, Sitio Babuyan, Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte on 18 April 2008.

A 4-year old girl reportedly died while undergoing cleft palate surgery during a medical mission on 20 April 2008 in Guimaras. A radio report said the girls’ family availed of the free operation which would have cost them tens of thousands of pesos in a private hospital. Instead of a brighter life, the free surgery – via an overdose of anesthesia – brought doom and death.

Rafael Cunanan, a 3-year old boy, of KM5 Carnation St., Buhangin, Davao City, was seen suspended horribly from the ceiling on 22 April 2008 by his uncle Arvin Cunanan. The toddler was declared dead on arrival at the Davao Medical Center. Arvin said he momentarily left the twins to smoke outside the home. When he returned some 40 minutes later, Rafael was already hanging from the ceiling.

Romilyn Cayan, a 9-month old baby, died from fever in an evacuation center in Compostela Valley on 23 April 2008 after no medicine was made available. The evacuation center housed 50 families who fled encounter between the military and NPAs since 10 April 2008.

Sujabe Mustafa, a 6-year old boy, and an unidentified child were burned to death in a fire that razed at least 50 shanties in F. Manalo Street, Mapayapa compound, Barangay Sto. Tomas, Pasig City on 23 April 2008. Although the site of the blaze was just a stone’s throw away from the Pasig fire station, firefighters had a hard time putting out the fire because the area was highly populated.

John-John Miranda, an 11-year old boy, was killed on 27 April 2008 when a wayward dump truck bumped the motorcycle he was riding. The truck also killed Noel Miranda, an unidentified victim and injured 13 persons before crashing into a junk shop in Taytay, Rizal.

Richard Aure, a 4-year old boy, died on 27 April 2008 in a hospital in Marikina City from what doctors believe to be meningococcemia.

Rachelle, a 7-year old girl and a Grade I Pag-asa Elementary School pupil, was raped and killed on 27 April 2008.Witnesses positively identified Angelo Manguera, 37, a neighbor of the victim, who was seen dragging the victim away from the crowd.

Mostagem Ibrahim, a 7 year old boy, of Barangay Ransang, Rizal, Palwan was reportedly killed on 27 April 2008 after being atatcked by crocodile while swimming in the river with his brother.

Emily Diarog, 11-years old; Jemily Diarog, 6-years old and Jennily Diarog, 4-years old, were all gunned down and killed by still unidentified gunmen on 30 April 2008 in Brgy. Manuel, Guianga, Tugbok District, Davao City. Also killed was the father of the three children, Dominador, in what many authorities believed was a way to force the family of the victims to sell their land.

Alona Jean Granale, 14-years old, and her siblings Fernando, 13-years old, and Joana, 11-years old, died on 05 May 2008 when the passenger jeepney they were riding crashed into an electric post in Tanay, Rizal. All are residents of Burgos Street, Barangay Libis in Binangonan town.

Kimberly Ann Yumong, 10-year old girl, was raped and brutally killed on 07 May 2008 in Macabebe, Pampanga. The suspect, Roberto Lorenzo, was caught after he accidentally left his Comelec voter’s ID right beside the victim.

A 7-year old polio-stricken boy who was found floating in a creek in Quiapo, Manila on 07 May 2008. Prior to the incident, neighbors said they heard the mother of the boy and her live-in partner quarreling over the boy. An autopsy report showed that the victim died of drowning. He also sustained a wound in the head which could have been caused by a blunt object. The Manila Police District has already filed parricide charges against the mother, Nora Valle, and Joel Pineda.

Elijah Kevin Hernandez, 11-years old, his brother, Lemuel, 7-years old, and their mother, Analyn Santos, 37-years old, were attacked using bladed weapons at 9:50 p.m. on 10 May 2008 inside their computer shop on Prieto Street, Arana, Sta. Cruz, Naga City. Analyn and Lemuel were declared dead on the spot at 10:50 p.m. Elijah Kevin is still in critical condition at the St. John Hospital.

Marvin Nueva, a 7-year old boy and a polio victim, was found dead with his neck slash on 11 May 2008 at the back of an old cockfighting arena in Pulupandan Negros Occidental. The suspect was a 16-year old boy.

Jef­ferson Esmero y Oliraida, a 2-year-old and a resident of Handu­manan, Bacolod City, suffered 11 stab wounds in different parts of his body and is in critical condition at the Doctors of the Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association Family Medical Center after he was taken hostage by Fernando Palad y Malazar­te, 35, on 11 May 2008 at a local terminal in Palompon, Leyte.

Edgie Garcia Jr., an 8-year old boy, was drowned dead after he fell to the overflowing lake and got sucked by the strong current on 12 May 2008 in Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City.

Mary Jane Pili, a 12-year old girl, her sister, Sarah, 9, and brother, Julian, 4 were all killed on 19 May 2008 in Calamba City while sleeping when their house was straffed by an M-16 rifle. Their parents, Gerry Salad, 49, and Gloria, 39, were also reported killed while sisters Cherry May, 17, and Erika, 8, were wounded. Their neighbors, twin sisters Gladys and Gladyn Balison, 7-years old, were also killed together with their father Dennis Tumambak, 29, when the suspect, Bernabe Fiesta, 29, raked their house with bullets after he finished shooting the Pili house. Wounded were Dennis’ son, Denmark, 5, and his wife, Marina, 31.

Bianca Osabel, a 5-year old girl, was wounded together with 3 others, when Ronnie Albert Tomakin, 23, allegedly got angry at the victims when they only handed him PhP300 after he asked them for money on 19 May 2008 at Talisay City, Cebu.

Hasaron Reyes, a 1-year old boy, died in the hospital on 19 May 2008 as a result of multiple injuries suffered from a beating allegedly committed by his stepfather, Sammy Reyes aka Samuel Ali in Quiapo, Manila. The mother, Anisa Oti, 20, reported to the police that she left her son with Sammy to go to the mosque, but when she returned she noticed noticed the swelling on her son’s arms, face, eyes and thighs. She brought him to the Mary Chiles Hospital only after two days where the victim was declared dead on arrival.

Adrian Paul Novida, a 5-year-old boy, of 6-B Tiburcio Street, Barangay Krus na Ligas, Quezon City drowned on 21 May 2008 in a swimming pool inside a private resort in Quezon City. He died on on the way to the East Avenue Medical Center. Reports showed that the victim and two other 5-year-old boys slipped past the security personnel of Rhea’s Pool Resort on 60 Madasalin Street, Barangay Sikatuna around 6:30 p.m. Later, Novida’s companions cried for help as they saw the victim floating in the five-foot deep pool. Rommel Castrella, the resort’s caretaker, took the victim out of the pool but could not revive him.

Maria Cristina Sumalino, a 14-year old girl, of Purok 5, Barangay Sucat, was run over at around 9 a.m. on 23 May 2008 by the Philippine National Railways train bound for Manila from Cavite City. Muntinlupa police chief Alfredo Valdez said the victim’s body was dragged several meters and was cut in half.

Junly Narciso, a 1-year old boy, died on 24 May 2008 after a delivery truck accidentally ran over him while the driver, Antonio Tumanday, maneuvered it to reverse in Barangay Old Buswang, Kalibo City, Aklan.

Samuel Miranda, a 10-year old boy, and 2 others were killed while another was critically injured when a public utility jeepney (CWX-206) driven by Richard Tesoro went out of control crashed on them on 25 May 2008 in Plaridel, Bulacan.

Juan Llamas, a 1-year old boy, Helen Montilla, a 10-year old girl, and Juamar Ronquillo, a 4-year old boy, were among the fifteen (15) fatalities when the minibus (GTH-139) carrying them crashed into a deep ravine in a remote Surigao del Sur town on 26 May 2008.

Ronel Bartolome, a week-old-baby, suffered third degree burns and has been undergoing treatment at the Las Piñas District Hospital after a two-hour fire gutted shanties on 31 May 2008 in Las Piñas City that left about 150 squatter families homeless.

Precious Alonte, a 6-year old girl, was found dead in a well on 1 June 2008 in Doña Nicasia Subd., Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City. According to PO3 Joseph Madrid od the Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, Precious was left by her mother in the care of her older brother. However, they could not find her in their house when she returned home. Neighbors found her body later in a 6-foot deep well. The local police is still investigating the incident to find out if there was foul play.

Eduardo Tenero, a 10-month old boy, was found hanging lifeless from his cradle made of rope before dawn on 4 June 2008 by his father, Alfredo, in L. Square St., Bgy. Malanday, Valenzuela City after he came back from buying milk from a local store.

Lisa (not her real name), a 5-year old girl, was found raped and decapitated with her head sawed off her head on 4 June 2008 near a creek in Nueva Vizcaya. Believed behind the rape-beheading of Lisa is her stepfather, Marlon Ruar. Police are now hunting him.

Abbey Dexter, 5-months old, and siblings Johnny, 3-years old, John, 4-years old, were all killed when a fire believed to be caused by a toppled candle razed a shanty at a dumpsite in Luzon village, Taytay, Rizal during the early mornings of 5 June 2008. The father of the fatalities told the investigators that he and her wife left their children to scavenge garbage for their livelihood.

Eziquel Salazar, 7-year old boy, died while eight others were injured in a smash-up of 11 vehicles at the northbound section of North Luzon Expressway in Barangay Libtong, Meycauayan City on 05 June 2008. Eziquel is a resident of Porac, Pampanga.

James Ryan Bongcay, a 9-year old boy, and Hongyu Chen, a 10-year old boy, died on 08 June 2008 when a the explosives they found went off in Barangay Hermosa, Rapu-Rapu, Albay. Another boy, Henry Buella, Jr., was wounded.

Christopher Orbigoso and his twin brother Christian, both 3 year olds, died on 08 June 2008 after accidentally drinking jewelry cleaner in Bgy. Malanday, Marikina City. Their father, Raymond, said he would file charges against his sister-in-law identified only as Olive, a jeweler, for leaving a bottle containing the poison near the twins’ toys.

Jaymar Devido, a 4-year old boy, died on 09 June 2008 after he was ran over by a speeding 10-wheeler dump truck in Rodriguez, Rizal. A witness said he saw the victim crossing the road at 3:20 p.m. unaware of the incoming truck.

At least 32 babies have already died of a blood infection at the Ospital ng Makati since May 2008 amid a probe into sanitary conditions at the facility. Health authorities described the death rate at the facility ““alarming” amid concerns that the blood infection, known as neonatal sepsis, might have been spread due to unsanitary conditions. Health authorities reported that there were about 45 babies that contracted neonatal sepsis since last month. At present, the neonatal unit was being sterilised and a number of women giving birth in the public hospital restricted.

Carl Julius Abenido, a 1-year old boy, his brother James Jubert , both died in a fire that broke out of their home Brgy. San Isidro, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on 09 June 2008.

Nina Jiao, a 3-year old girl, and four others were killed on 10 June 2008 at their own house in No. 87 Talayan Village, Bgy. Talayan, La Loma, Quezon City when about 4-5nsuspected Akyat Bahay gang tied them up, stabbed them several times, stole their belongings and opened the tank of LPG to ensure that the house will get burned.

Krisha Mae Lesula, a 6-year old girl, was found dead and stuffed in a drum on 14 June 2008 in Carmen, Cebu. The police arrested a minor who confessed to raping and killing the child. Another accomplice, who is also a minor, is not subject to a manhunt.

Mico Agles, an 8-year old boy, and Angelica Reyes, a 9-year old girl, both of Bgy. Binagbag, Angat, Bulacan, succumbed to dengue, a mosquito-borne disease, on 16 June 2008. Dr. Joy Gomez, provincial health officer, said if the victims were brought immediately to the nearest health center, they could have been treated and saved.

Victim Ibrahim Ending, a 4-year old boy, was killed by a stray bullet while playing outside his house in Block 3, Lot 3, Barangay Maharlika Village, Taguig City on 17 June 2008. The victim sustained a bullet wound in the head from a 12-gauge shotgun allegedly fired by suspected drug courier Paizal Sabadin.

Teresita Campos, an 8-year old girl, drowned while crossing a flooded stream at Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia, Negros Occidental on 21 June 2008 at the height of typhoon Frank (international codename: Fengshen).

Serena Aledda, 5-years old, and her brother, Johannes Alf, 2-years old, were killed together with their mother, Maria Serenita, 35-years old, and father, Alf Melker Viksten, 60-years old, on 21 June 2008 after they were shot by still unidentified robbers who entered their two-storey house located in Sitio Catap, Bgy. Banlo, Sibonga, Cebu. After they were killed, the suspects allegedly poured gasoline on their bodies and set them on fire.

About 20 children and 31 infants are still missing together with more than 700 passengers after MV Princess of the Stars (Sulpicio Lines) capsized and sank near Sibuyan Island off Romblon at the height of typhoon ““Frank” on 20 June 2008.

Chubby Candado, a 6-year old boy, and his 5-month pregnant mother, Liza, were killed after a landslide buried a house in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines om 24 June 2008. Heavy rains triggered by typhoon Frank over the weekend had loosed the soil that buried the house of the Candado family near a hillside village called Maasin.

Francis Ralph Yambot, a 1-year old boy, was allegedly starved to death and dumped in Sunog Apog creek at the boundary of Caloocan and Manila in October 2007. Chief Insp. Arthur Paras, deputy chief of the District Investigation and Detective Management Division of the Northern Police District (DIDMD-NPD), said the baby was abducted by his mom’s ex-boyfriend, Geronimo Palma, 24, of Maypajo, Bgy. 35, Caloocan City last September 2007. The body of the baby has yet to be found.

Ian Docoyan, a 3-year old boy, was hit and killed by a wayward dump in Cainta, Rizal on 12 July 2008. Supt. Nereo Torrecampo, chief of police, said Ian and two other neighbors were playing on Kabisig Rd., Floodway, when the truck, driven by Claro Barreto, of San Mateo, Rizal, bumped him, causing his instant death.

Arvin Montes Aragon, an 11-year old boy, a Grade lV pupil at the Gen. T. De Leon Elementary School and resident of No. 5087 Independence St., Bgy. Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City, died on 21 July 2008 when a stray bullet hit him on the head. The residents tried to rushed him to the hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival at the Calderon Hospital. The bullets were allegedlt fired by Federico Butin, 50, alias ““Budoy,” and resident of 2 Fabian Avenue, Azicate Homes, Bgy. Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City. He fled with his family after the incident.

Bryan Rivera, a 9-year old boy, died from a 3rd degree burn while his brother Rafael, 8, is still undergoing treatment in the Ospital ng Maynila after they were electrocuted by a ‘live wire’ on 27 July 2008 in Port Area, Manila. According to Det. Erwin Castro, of the Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide Section, the two boys were playing with the other children near the warehouse in Tacoma St., Gate 7, South Harbor, Port Area when the incident happen. Investigations are on-going to ascertain if the owner of the warehouse was negligent.

Chang Suk, 54; his daughter, Yo Sun, 35; and Sun’s daughter Hanuel Beak, 10; were found dead with stab wounds on their heads on 27 July 2008. They were found in their bedroom at Iram Resettlement area in Barangay Cabalan, Olongapo City. Yo Sun and her daughter were allegedly raped by the suspects before they were killed.

Moises Tampug Ulyen, a 2-year old boy, was reported to have been killed on 28 July 2008 while 6 other playmates were injured in Sitio Dabla, Barangay Salasa, Palauig, Zambales after the M203 grenade that they found and played with exploded.

Isiah Thomas Escoril and Rommel Joven, both 13-year olds, died on 28 June 2008 after the truck driven by Noel Iñigo plowed through their house in Brgy. Tiris, Gubat, Sorsogon.

Children Paul Kevin Destaho, 14, Patricia Gail Destaho, 10, and Eduard Destaho Jr., 4, died with their mother, Lea, in a predawn fire in New Washington town of Aklan province on 28 July 2008.

Six children aged, 1 to 12, died from dengue fever in Barangays Gulod Malaya and Silangan, both in San Mateo Rizal, from January to June 2008.

Wilfredo Labajo Jr., a 3-year old boy, was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital on 30 June 2008 and is now in critical condition after using vetsin (monosodium glutamate) as a viand in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. It was learned that the boy usually used vetsin as a viand because his family cannot afford to buy decent food.

Elizabeth dela Torre, 27, and her daughters Aileen Nicole, 4, Alaiza, 3, son Arvin, 5, and niece Rosemarie San Juan, 12, all died from multiple hack wounds after they were brutally murdered by a ““mentally deranged” young man on the outskirts of Barangay Malusak, Atimonan, Quezon on 31 July 2008. The suspect, Mario Banal, 25, escaped but was arrested in his house by pursuing policemen on 01 August 2008.

Gino Erojo, an 11-year old student of Lucay Elementary School, Negros Oriental, died on 03 August 2008 due to infection from the circumcision operation on 24 July 2008. The operation was done during the free medical mission conducted through the efforts of Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong.

It was reported by Haydee Lacdoo, deputy chief of South Cotabato’s social welfare and development office, that on 9 August 2008, a mother and her four children were killed by the rampaging floodwaters while crossing the river in Barangay Lamhaku. Of the four children reported killed, one of them was a seven months old baby.

Malvin Tanon, 8, Jerson Lamban, 8, Jemwell Haus, 9, Respy Haus, 6, and Benjie Denyal, 5, died on 11 August 2008 after a landslide incident in Sitio Lemluk-El, Brgy. Desawu, South Cotabato. It was reported that the children, all students of a nearby school, were on their way home when the landslide occured.

Joey Valencia, an 8-year old boy, from Brgy. Bangquerohan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental committed suicide on 11 August 2008, his birthday, after he was scolded by his mother Emee Valencia, 30, and was not allowed to go out with his friends to catch birds.

Unconfirmed reports had it that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) mercilessly gun down at least 3 children (1-year old, 4-years old and 7-years old) in Lanao del Norte on 18 August 2008 when they tried to take control of some towns in that province. It is still not known why these children were killed since they really do not pose any danger to an armed combatant like an experienced MILF soldier.

Carlos James, 6, brother, John Michael, 1, and their mother, Gemma Berena, 21, all residents of 65 Palm Subd., Bgy. Dela Paz, were declared dead on arrival at the Antipolo City Hospital after a delivery truck lost its break and plowed into the pedestrians before crashing into a van and two tricycles in Antipolo City on 19 August 2008. The delivery truck was driven by Alvin Barquin.

Mark Anthony, 1; Lester, 3; and Alvin, 10, all surnamed Somera died on 20 August 2008 of after their house was buried by a mudslide that hit Sitio Antamok, Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet.

Joel Rosales Jr., a 10-year old boy, was found dead by his father on 23 August 2008 in Brgy. 6, Amadeo, Cavite. The boy was believed to have been beaten by his mother who allegedly has mental difficulties.

A one-year old baby was admitted at Quezon Medical Center on 28 August 2008 after he was he was discovered by his mother with several cigarette burn marks on his back in Mulanay, Quezon. The suspect, Danilo Jain, a relative of the victim was arrested shorthly after the incident was reported to the Women’s Complaints desk.

Binladen Mama, a 5-year old boy and a resident of 413 Ma. Clara St., 11th Avenue, Grace Park, Caloocan City, died on 4 September 2008 after he was hit by a jeepney driven by Severino Sanchez, 59, of Barrio Makinabang, Baliuag, Bulacan.

Rodalyn Ferrer, a 12-year-old Grade 6 pupil, died on 6 September 2008 in Agustin Street, Brgy. Pinagbuhatan, Manila after she was hit in the head by a stray bullet from the gun of PO3 Gerardo Javier, 32. Initial investigation showed that prior to the incident, Javier fired in the air to ward off the angry crowd after he confronted a suspect involved in a vehicular accident.

Maria Christine Labor, 3, Maria Theresa Labor, 2, Evelyn Sellano, 8, and Aaron Christine Perando, 9, were killed after landslides triggered by continous heavy rains struck the village of Maco, Compostela Valley on 6 and 7 September 2008.

Marjorie Ponce, 4, Margareth Ponce, 3, and MJ Ponce, 2, died on 08 September 2008 after their mother Janeth Ponce, 32, forced them to drink the bottle of liquid toilet bowl cleaner at their house in Barangay (village) Salasad, Magdalena, Laguna. Janeth afterwards drank the poison to kill herself. The suicide note that authorities found in the victims’ house made them believed that the mother killed her children and herself because of poverty.

Kim Mandi, 7; Adtaya Mandi, 7; and Faiza Mandi, all residents of Datu Piang, Magundanao were reportedly killed on 08 September 2008 as a result of military air strikes targeting Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Jerwin Turalba, an 8-year-old boy, died after he was hit by a stray bullet when PO2 Bernardino Cruz shot a businessman in Tondo, Manila on 09 September 2008. Jerwin, a Grade 2 pupil of Lacson Elementary School, died while undergoing treatment at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center due to a bullet wound in the head.

Kimberly Joy Sumagang, an 8-tear old girl, died on 09 September 2008 after being bitten by a pet cat last July 2008 in Zamboanga City.

Froilan Tuliao, a 4-year old boy, died on 17 September 2008 while being treated in a hospital after he was shot accidentally by a Zaldy Bigalan Sr., 50. It was learned that Froilan was playing in front of their house in Bldg. 9 Temporary Housing, Vitas Tondo, Maynila when the suspect passed by and just pulled the trigger of a home-made gun. Froilan was hit in the chest.

Kenneth Bornilla, a 12-year old boy, went missing and believed to have drowned after strong currents swept him away from his companions on 19 September 2008 while swimming in Limbon River, Brgy. San Juan, Luisiana, Laguna.

Angelo Villanueva, a 6-year old boy, died on 20 September 2008 after he fell in the manhole in J. P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila. This happened while Angelo was trying to scavenge for scraps for a leaving with his friends.

Janette Daquigan, a 12-year old girl, died on 21 September 2008 after she was beheaded by her father who allegedly lost his mind in Barangay Casitan, Pamplona Cavite. The authorities later shot the father dead after he tried to attack one of the policeman who was trying to apprehend him.

Edman Alejo, a 13-year-old boy, and two others drowned on 21 September 2008 after the boat they were riding sank off Valderrama town in Antique. Valderrama is 56.4 kilometers northeast of the capital town of San Jose.

Holly Anne Escobar, a 7-year old girl, featured on this blog a couple of days ago after she has gone missing, was found dead in Purok II-B, Barangay La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales on 21 September 2008. She was believed to have been raped and strangled. Police arrested Rolly Ballon, 42, of Barangay San Rafael, who was positively identified by some students as the bike-riding man who picked up the victim at the town plaza and drove her toward the cemetery in Barangay La Paz.

Miguela Jane Ugay, a 7-year old girl suffering from bone cancer, died on her way to the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) on 23 September 2008. She was accompanied by her father, Miguelito, and they were planning to return to their hometown of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on a Cebu Pacific flight. She died on her father’s lap.

Jericho Collado, 6, and Juanito Collado Jr., 3, were killed in a landslide in Lower Pulang Lupa, Barangay (village) Sto. Niño, San Mateo, Rizal on 24 September 2008 amid heavy rains. Mother and daughter Lolita and Jessica were injured but were immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Jeslyn Mahinay, a 6-year old girl, was found dead on 07 October 2008 inside a well in Barangay Buenavista, Kuruan, Zamboanga City. The girl was believed to have been raped before she was killed was reported missing for two weeks by her parents.

Jesette Villajos, 9; Charlene Rebalde, 8; Mirasol Rebalde 8; Rosemarie Remunda, 10 and her sister, Mila Remunda, 9, drowned on 9 October 2008 after flash floods hit Brgy. Tinuwayan, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. Another girl, Ferly Caballero, 8, remain missing at this time. It was learned that the victims were students of Abaca Primary School and on that fateful day, all students were asked to go back home because of the heavy rains. It was not known why the school did not ask the students to stay instead since they will have trouble finding their way back home anyway. Despite the strong current, the victims tried to cross the river where they were overwhelmed by flood waters.

Laurence Lozano, a 2-year old boy, and his parents died when their motorcycle was bumped by a speeding passenger bus on the national highway in Polangui, Albay on 10 October 2008. Bus driver Pepe Alferez was detained at the local police station after the incident. He will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide.

Kent Reniel Biros, a 2-month old baby, believed to have died on 11 October 2008 after his father, Winston Aviejo, 24, forced him to drink an alcohol. The suspect, a resident of BIR Road, Brgy. Central, Quezon City, also allegedly put a knife on the neck of the baby whenever he cries.

Zoraiza Taob, 8; Patra Naser, 5; Gemma Arcan, 4, and 2 adults drowned when the boat they were riding in capsized in the waters of Mangal-Mangal, Kalinggalang Kaluwang in Sulu on 13 October 2008. Witness said the three kids were left unattended as their much older companions tried to save themselves.

Jalivier Relatado, a 13-year old boy, died on October 2008 in Davao City after he was beaten by his father, Virgilio, 48. It was learned that the father was trying to dicipline his son by beating him after he learned that Jalivier was accused of stealing. The father is now in jail and is facing parricide charges.

Jun-Jun Moyco, 11, and his siblings Daisyree, 10, and Ernesto, 9, who were reported missing by their parents last 16 October 2008, were found dead in a river in Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite on 19 October 2008. The bodies of the Moyco siblings were in the early stage of decomposition when they were found in the river in Barangay Olaes at around 9 a.m.

Eloisa Ballesteros, 4-years old, and her sister, Maureen Mitchel,5-years old, were killed together with their father by their houseboy, Rey Delawan, 23, on 22 October 2008 in Beoa West, Batac City. The suspect was later arrested in a follow-up operation by policemen in Bgy. Balicag, also in Batac City.

Angel de Guzman, a Grade 4 pupil in Cagayan, was shot dead by her father, Mario, using a .38-caliber revolver on 23 October 2008. The suspect later surrendered to authorities.

Jason Pelaez, 7, and Nicole Soberano, 10, died on 23 October and 24 October, respectively, after they were hit by stray bullets in a shootout among four market guards at the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC), Roxas City, Capiz. The four market guards were identified as Efren Diaz and Ariston Eudela both of Dao, Capiz; Ricky Besana of Panay, Capiz; and Cerilo. Three of the suspects surrendered voluntarilty to the authorities.

Jean Michelle Villa, an 11-month-old baby girl, was burned to death when a fire caused by an unattended lighted candle razed their house in 29-Phase 5, BF Martin Village, Manuyo 2, Las Piñas City on 24 October 2008. Arson investigators said the fire broke out at 6 p.m. They said the baby could have died of suffocation before her frail body was burned.

Angel Gale Labena, 15, hanged herself with a cable wire at 1 a.m. on 24 October 2008. She is a resident of 3624 Gen. Luna St., Bangkal, Makati City.

Cassandra Fate Nagit, 4-years old, was killed with her mother, Nenita, 42, when a passenger jeepney lost its break and crashed into stalls at a flea market at the end of the road in Barangay Lupang Pangako, Payatas B, Quezon City on 25 October 2008. Roel, the father of the child, is still being treated for serious injuries at the New Era General Hospital.

Marical Laplana, 10-years old, died on 04 November 2008 after experiencing shortness of breath at the quezon City General Hospital. Laplana was allegedly kicked by a classmate which triggered her difficulty in breathing. Laplana had a heart problem that started when she was 4 years old.

Michelle Ramirez, 1-year-old; Nathaniel Andaya, 6; Criselda Atabay, 7; Criza Atabay, 6; Joy-joy Atabay, 6; Logrina Capilan, 5; Laan Capilan, 2; John Paul Abuela, 6; Marichu Apao, 5; Parcy Bainer, 6, and Christian Ramizo, 4, are among the 42 passengers who drowned on 04 November 2008 when the ferryboat, Don Dexter Cathlyn, capsized. It was suspected that the ferry was overcrowded and operating illegally.

Emily Baldado, a 9-years old girl, drowned in a flashflood that hit Sitio Gonzales, Brgy. Alangila, Negros Oriental on 8 November 2008. Her mother and 2-year old sibling survived and now undergoing treatment.

Norhamen Unkay, 12, and Aida Musa, 10, were killed on 8 November 2008 in separate attacks by suspected Moro rebels in central Mindanao. It was reported that the followers of wanted MILF Commander Ameril Ombra Kato fired mortars against government troops, killing two civilian volunteer organization (CVO) members and the two children.

Alfred Aguirre, 50, a fisherman, his son Joshua, 13, Riubilyn Rubiales, 16, and her sister Judith, 11, all of Barangay Niogan, Malaya in Pililla, Rizal died when their boat capsized while they were fishing at the Laguna Lake at the height of heavy rains last 10 November 2008.

Lovely Jane Flores, 3, of 94 Interior Rosemarie Lane, Bgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig was fished out of the Pasig River in Manila on 10 November 2008. Lovely was reported missing at 3 p.m. 09 November 2008 while she and her brother Louie Jay and several children were taking a bath in the rain near the Rosemarie Lane creek.

Jovileta Samoyan, 8, and her brother Jimmy, 6, were hacked to death inside their home by their father, Pedro Samoyan, in Brgy. Mahayhay, Maragusan on 11 November 2008. Initial investigation said the Pedro and his wife has heated argument that ended in the death of the mother and her two children.

John Jake Mata, 7 years old, was found dead and floating in a creek in Barangay La Huerta, Parañaque City at dawn on 15 November 2008. The boy had been missing since 10 November 2008 before his decomposing body was discovered. He was playing with his friend, Mark Anthony Asilla, 12, at the height of heavy rains when they fell into a creek. Police earlier retrieved Asilla’s body under a bridge in Barangay La Huerta.

Jillan Sam dela Cruz Cristobal, a 9-year old boy, was killed on 22 November 2008 afer he was hit by a speeding passenger jeepney along MacArthur Highway in Bgy. Ilang-Ilang, Guiguinto, Bulacan. The killer jeepney was driven by Richard R. Valles, 33, of Bgy. Turo, Bocaue, Bulacan. Jillan dreamt of becoming an engineer and build bridges and buildings that would change people’s lives. He was waiting for a jeepney at the side of the road when he was hit by the killer vehicle.

Ramon Gabriel Battad, 3-years old, and two others died on 22 November 2008 afer the south-bound car they were driving strayed in the opposite lane of the highway in Barangay Namalangan, Santa town, Ilocos Sur and collided with an oncoming Partas bus being driven by Rey Aldeza. There is a suspicion that the driver of the car might have fallen asleep.

Liezl Santiago, 10-years old, died on 26 November 2008 after she fell from teh swing and hit her head on the concrete. It was reported that she was playing inside her school, Arellano University School, Gov. Pascual, Brgy. Concepcion, Malabon City when the incident happened. It was still being investigated if it was an accident or somebody push her off the swing.

News received on 27 November 2008 reported that a 3-year old boy died of dehydration in Cagayan after the province was battered by pounding rains for neary two weeks that have submerged villages and rice farms in the northern Philippines.

Niña Liza Afuang, 10-years old, was stabbed dead on 01 December 2008 probably by an unknown perpetrator who robber her of PhP 400 inside their store in Bgy. Ibaba del Sur, Paete, Laguna.

Kate Angelic Agulay, 2-years old, died on 02 December 2008 after she was hanged by her mother, Marivic, 26, in their apartment at Area 7-A Fourth Estate, Barangay San Antonio, Parañaque City. The mother later also hanged herself in an apparent suicide after she left a note complaining of her husband’s alleged lack of attention and financial support.

Yuichi Gardoque, 8-years old, and his mother, Milagros Gardoque, 37, were found strangled dead and hanging from a rope around their necks on 4 December 2008 inside their house located at 8 Road 9-D, 9th St., United Parañaque Subdivision 5, Bgy. San Isidro, Parañaque City. Police believed the suspect or suspects were known by the family and that is the reason they were both killed.

Maribel Digerio, 5-years old, drowned in the flash floods that hit Kidapawan City on 4 December 2008. According to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), Maribel was riding the tricycle that her father was driving, but fell when it was hit by a strong wave which made her fall in the Linangkob creek. Her father tried to save her which almost drowned him also.

Charles John Seguera Orania, 11, Glamore Orania Rivera, 14, Danzel Mae Orania Manikan, 12, and Vanessa Galzote Orania, 13, and Rose Ann Toledo Mapala, 18, drowned while another was rescued while swimming at the beach in Barangay Aloleng, Pangasinan on 6 December 2008. The victims were all residents of Barangay Tuque Grande, Bani town. Investigators said the children were swimming by themselves while their adult companions were singing at the videoke in their rented shed. They said the victims were pulled away by a strong undercurrent toward the deep portion of the beach.

Lian Allana, 7-years old, and her father Alfonso, 53, were killed by stray bullets on 04 December 2008 during a shootout between suspected members of a gang and police in the Suicat area of Parañaque City which left a total of 16 killed.

Ruby Jane Pilongo and Jennifer Fena, both 9, were abducted by still unidentified men outside their school in Calinan, Davao City, on 09 December 2008. Police Regional Office 11 director Chief Supt. A witness said the two were dragged by the suspects into a waiting white van which sped off towards Poblacion Calinan.

Mathew Magnaye, a 4-year old boy, and his 18-year-old half sister, Mary Jo Roxas, died after they were trapped inside their burning apartment in Pasig City on 16 December 2008. Neighbors said they heard a loud explosion before they saw smoke billowing from the four-storey apartment building on Moscow Street, Greenpark Subdivision in Barangay Manggahan at 7:10 a.m.

Cherry Jimenez, 5-years old, and her mother Cherry, 21, were stabbed dead by their father on 20 December 2008 before he hanged himself. It was reported that the couple had a heated argument just before the incident.

Nathaniel Ryan Vicent, a 2-year old boy, was killed in a 40-minute fire that gutted his grandparent’s house in San Isidro St., Green Valley, Gatchalian Village, Manuyo II, Las Piñas City on 22 December 2008. He was sleeping alone at the second floor of the house when the fire broke out at 12:55 p.m. Felimon Molo, the victim’s grandfather, said they failed to go upstairs to save the boy because the smoke was so thick and the flames quickly engulfed the house.

Jacob Pabuaya, one-year old, died on 23 December 2008 after he was hurled by his mom, Flordeluna, 27, from the ship bound for Bacolod. Then the disturbed mother joined her son by jumping into the waters near Sicugon island in Carles, Iloilo. Flordeluna said to be suffering from nervous breakdown and had a suicidal instinct was found alive two hours after she jumped from the ship St. Peter Apostle of Negros Navigation. However, Jacob was not as lucky as rescuers found his lifeless body floating on the waters near his mother.

Renz Dominic Huyera, 4-years old, and his brother Dominic, 3-years old, died on 23 December 2008 from severe burns when their was house at 3216 Felix Roxas St., Sta. Ana, Manila was burned early in the morning. Rheir mother Jasmine, 30, and two-month-old sister Darling were still undergoing treatment at press time at the Mandaluyong City Medical Center. The fire began on the second floor where the two boys were sleeping. Jasmine and her baby were on the ground floor. When she woke up and found her house on fire, Jasmine took her baby out of the burning apartment. She went back into the house to get her two boys but failed to rescue them because the fire had already spread.

Patrick Dizon, 3-years old, died at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on 23 December 2008 from the injuries he suffered as a result of physical abuse inflicted by Jennifer Ababon, 19. The suspect, a resident of Riverside Dulo, Talon II, Bgy. BF Resort, Las Piñas City, was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Las Piñas police.

Christopher Romualdo, 12-years old, was killed on 23 December 2008 when he tried to shield his father from a knife-wielding man in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The man who stabbed him – Michael Dumacay, 51 – was in turn killed by his intended victim, Joseph Romualdo, 43, the boy’s father.

Alfred Villareal, 13, and his cousin, Arjay GelidoBy, 8, were killed on 28 December 2008 after a live grenade that they found and played with, exploded. Both children were residents of B-17, Lot 1 Barangay San Rafael, San Jose del Monte City. The alleged owner of the grenade was reportedly the father of Arjay, Ruben Gelido.

Andrea Diman, 4-years old, was abducted on 28 December 2008 by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Lamitan, Basilan. The suspects grabbed on Quezon Boulevard in Barangay Malinis, Lamitan at 8:20 p.m. and fled toward Barangay Colonia heading to Tuburan town. Authorities are ruling out kidnapping as the motive since the victim’s father is said to be a shoemaker while her mother is a street-sweeper.

UPDATE: The girl was found alive and well after the gunmen abandoned.

I believe Justice will be served in HIS time.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1348 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • Malyn

    Hi! I’m confused, I read your past entries and wasn’t your son a case of accidental drowning?

    • I am not allowed to discuss the case. Let us leave it as that.

  • Annie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I read every single one of those stories that you took the time to post; my heart aches for all those wronged children (and adults). I hope that their souls can find peace.

    • I feel helpless that justice has not been served to them. I often ask why this happens? The question is “why?”

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