Amid the public outrage over the policeman who killed a mother and her son in Tarlac, the head of the bereaved family appealed to the public not to bash the 12-year old daughter of the murderer.
Florentino Gregorio, father of 25-year-old Frank Anthony Gregorio, and husband to 52-year-old Sonya Gregorio, said that while it was obvious the daughter of policeman Ronel Nuezca was not raised properly, the public should not bash her.
“If she were raised properly, she won’t act that way. At that moment, she should have dreaded the gunfire and run away crying,” Gregorio told reporters.
“But let’s not bash her. She’s just a kid. The child lacks the right parental care. I know it was also painful for them,” he said.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also appealed earlier to the public to spare policeman’s daughter.
Videos of the grisly murder showed the girl standing near her father as he got into an argument with the Gregorios. And she was heard saying “My father is a policeman.” Sonya Gregorio then shouted back “I don’t care.” Then Nuezca shot the Gregorios dead with four bullets. The incident happened in Paniqui, Tarlac in at around 5 p.m. of Sunday. SOVEREIGNPH