San Pedro City: Three members of a family were killed while two other children were wounded after their father stabbed them inside their home in Sitio Bukid, Barangay Riverside in this city.
San Pedro Chief Police Supt. Cecilio Ison identified the victims as Gemmalyn Vederio, 30, and her children four-year-old Shantal Mae, and Jhon jhon, six months old.
The three victims were declared dead on arrival at the Narra Hospital.
Two other children were rushed to Philippine General Hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds. These were Jhonuel, 3, and his brother Janel, 2 years old.
Ison identified the suspect as Ruel Maraña, the father of the children.
The police chief related that the suspect lost his money he gambled during a wake and came home at 6 a.m. on September 22.
It was reported that Ruel had a heated argument with his wife when he took a kitchen knife and stabbed and killed his wife. Thereafter, the suspect stabbed his children.
After the incident, police said the suspect also stabbed himself and was brought to Narra Hospital for treatment.