Chief Supt. Casimero Medes, information officer of the Philippine National Police Regional Office-12, identified the fatalities as Rannie Bernardino, his wife Erminda and three-year old daughter Erika
The blast also severely injured two of Bernardino’s children identified as Rico,10, and Ramie, 2.
An investigation revealed that the grenade landed under the bamboo floor of Bernardino’s house and immediately went off.
The victims were preparing to go to sleep at that time.
The local police were still clueless on the identity of the suspect and the motive behind the incident.
Members of the Scene of Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered from the explosion site one piece of safety lever. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)