Boy killed by soldiers in Davao City
DAVAO CITY – Government soldiers killed an 11-year boy who was hunting wild animals and birds for food on a village in Davao City in southern Philippines.
The victim, Daniel Ferrer, was with another companion Danny Feli when soldiers fatally shot him on Monday in the village called Sibulan in Toril district. His family is seeking justice for the boy.
The Philippine Army and the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command did not give any statement about the killing of the innocent boy, but media reports have identified the perpetrators as members of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion.
A photo of the boy’s body – which already went viral on social media – showed a huge hole in the chest. It was unknown whether he was shot from behind and the bullet exited in the chest.
The family said it would seek the help of the Commission on Human Rights to give justice to the killing of the boy.