Teen found in Nueva Ecija creek laid to rest
THE body of the teen believed to be that of missing 14-year-old Reynaldo De Guzman was buried Wednesday at the Pasig City Cemetery.
Despite claims by the police that the DNA of the boy was not matched with his supposed parents, De Guzman’s parent, Eduardo and Lina Gabriel, pushed through with the funeral.
The remains received its final blessing at the San Antonio Abad Parish in Pasig City around 8 a.m. before being brought to the cemetery.
Family and friends of the 14-year-old De Guzman attended the funeral.
At the cemetery, Eduardo Gabriel maintained that the person they had been mourning for weeks and will lay to rest was their son.
“Anak ko talaga yan. Ako nagpalaki d’yan. Lahat ng palatandaan nandyan. Anak ko ‘yan,” he said as he cried justice over his son’s death.
(He is really my son. I was the one who raised him. All the signs are there. It’s my son)
A day before the burial, Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) went to the boy’s wake supposedly to conduct an examination on the boy’s corpse but the family refused to acknowledge and sign the letter. “Nagbigay kami ng letter na kung pwede i-turn over o i-transfer sa PNP ‘yung bangkay, tapos kung gusto nilang ipa-DNA ulit. I-assist namin kung saan gusto nila. ‘Yun lang naman ang request namin,” Senior Superintendent