Ace delos Santos, 21, allegedly fought back during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Uno, Calamba City on December 20, 2018. His family denies the charges, pointing out inconsistencies in the police narrative. Ace was heard pleading for his life, according to Gemma, a cousin. “May anak po ako, huwag ninyo po akong patayin,” he was heard saying.
Crisanta delos Santos looks at the coffin of his son Ace during his wake at the A.R.H. Memorial Haven in Calamba City. Relatives swear Ace was a good son and father. He and his companion Bernie Orcine, 33, allegedly fought back during a buy-bust operation and were shot and killed by police in Barangay Uno, Calamba City on December 20, 2018.
Ace delos Santos’s son checks the pair of shoes his father had planned on buying for him for Christmas, during the wake at the A.R.H. Memorial Haven in Calamba City. Friends said Ace had been saving for a pair of shoes for his son’s Christmas gift. The “drug war” has left orphaned hundreds of children.
Bernie Orcine, 33, was killed along with Ace delos Santos, 21, after they allegedly fought back during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Uno, Calamba City, on December 20, 2018.
Jennelyn Orcine, 33, stands beside the coffin of her husband Bernie Orcine along with their five children during his wake in Calamba City.  To get a discount from the funeral parlor, she signed a waiver saying she did not want the body autopsied and would not press charges.
Ephraim Escudero, 18, went missing along with his 52-year-old neighbor Ronnie Pionilla in San Pedro on September 19, 2017. Two days later, Ephraim’s body was found dumped in a village in Angeles City. His face was wrapped in packaging tape and his head had bullet wounds. Ronnie Pionilla’s body was found 10 kilometers away in Porac, Pampanga. His teeth were removed, his throat slashed, and his stomach dismembered.
Grief-stricken family and friends of 18-year old Ephraim Escudero mourn during his burial at the Castasus Cemetery in San Pedro CIty on September 30, 2017.
Family and friends of 18-year-old Ephraim Escudero carry his coffin to the Castasus Cemetery in San Pedro, Laguna, on September 30, 2017.

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