Before his tragic death, 25-year-old Frank Anthony Gregorio was looking forward to seeing his one-year-old daughter in Pangasinan this Christmas.
After all, he had been staying in Tarlac province to work there and provide for his own family.
It was a simple hope that any father like him would have, a dream that a mere bullet fired from the gun of an angered policeman had mercilessly stolen one Sunday afternoon.
His father Florentino thought about the family that Frank, the fourth of his seven children, had left behind, following his untimely death.
According to Florentino, Frank had decided to stay in Paniqui, Tarlac with his parents because he had no regular job in Pangasinan.
He recalled how his son would take on manual labor to provide for his family.
Policeman Jonel Nuezca, who shot Frank and his 52-year-old mother Sonya, surrendered on the same day he committed the crime and has been indicted for two counts of murder.