Siblings shot dead
Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Two siblings were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur on Saturday.

The victims were identified as Johanes Paul Taguibao, 23, and his brother John Glenn, 32.

Reports said that Johanes was found with multiple gunshot wounds at around 1 a.m. at a vacant lot in Barangay Maynganay.

Villagers rushed him to the Ilocos Sur District Hospital in Narvacan City, where he was declared dead on arival.

Five hours later, police discovered John Glenn’s body buried in a shallow grave near where his brother was found.

The siblings were reported missing on Friday.

Police said Johanes could have run away and was pursued by the assailants after burying his brother.

Authorities have yet to determine the motive for the killings.

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