[In the news] Kin of Negros ‘massacre’ victim hoping for justice -INQUIRER.net

Cynthia Avelino will bury her father Ismael and uncle Edgardo Avelino on Monday morning at the Canlaon City Cemetery in Negros Oriental.

Ismael, 53, will be entombed on top of the tomb of their mother, Criscenciana, while Edgardo will be buried on top of the tomb of their brother-in-law, Joel Gallenero.

The city government gave their families P12,000 for each of their coffins.

Two days later, their remains will be subjected to an autopsy to determine and document why how they died.

But for Cynthia and her family, their will loves ones were mercilessly killed by police officer in a coordinated military-backed operation on March 30, purportedly to serve search warrants for unlicensed firearms on suspected members or supporters of the New People’s Army.

“We hope they will have justice,” Cynthia told the INQUIRER.

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