Gunshots kill student in Davao del Norte

Sep. 05, 2017

Talaingod, Davao del Norte (

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A Lumad student died Tuesday night, September 5, despite attempts to save his life after a shooting incident in a Davao del Norte town, a human rights group said.

Obillo Bay-ao, who sustained serious gunshot wounds, was a grade six student of Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center (STTICLC-Dulyan), said Save Our Schools Network (SOS) on its Facebook post.

SOS said Bay-ao was rushed to the hospital at around 5 pm, few hours after he was shot in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

A member of a Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) was behind the shooting incident, which took place at around 2:30 pm, SOS said.

Bay-ao was declared dead by Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City at 9 pm, it added. He was 19.

As this develop, SOS said it will hold an indignation rally on Wednesday, September 6. (

  • Andrew Tindall

    what’s happening in Davao these days it was never like that when I visited in 2009 & again in 2010

  • Larry Reyes

    I am so frustrated when I read news likes this… so frustrated that it really takes a long time to achieve the fundamental changes that will finally put a stop to this kind of violence…oh well, that is why it is called protracted peoples struggle. But as long as there Filipinos who does not curse the darkness but rather work even in the dark of night for the meaningful and genuine change, there will be hope. My deepest symphaty to Bay-ao and to all victims of facist AFP and PNP.

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