3 killed in Salug massacre PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 August 2018 17:14

By Ban Toribio


A married couple and their eight-year-old son were killed by still unidentified suspects inside their own residence at Barangay Canawan, Salug Municipality, Zamboanga del Norte last Friday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the victims as 45-year-old Paquito Derama, a farmer; his 40-year-old wife Nora Derama y Moncano and their son Justine Derama y Moncano.

The bodies were reportedly discovered by Nora’s 75-year-old mother Alonia Moncano y Agraviador when the latter  went to the couple’s residence after noticing that the house was still closed at 11:30 a.m.

Alonia called authorities after discovering her daughter’s lifeless body  lying  at the kitchen stairway.

Responding policemen found Justine and Paquito’s body inside the house.

All the bodies bore hack wounds.

Police are conducting a follow-up investigation for the possible identification and arrest of the suspects.  (Dan Toribio)