ZAMBOANGA CITY - (Mindanao News digital, August 26) - The management and studentry of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) mourned the untimely demise of their alumna, who died in a far-flung municipality in Bukidnon Province, police authorities reported.
The 24-year-old Genifer Buckly, a volunteer community teacher for Jesuit Volunteer Philippines (JVP) died of multiple stab wounds while her companion, Anne Kathleen Gatdula was also wounded but her stab wounds were not fatal and she was rushed to the hospital and cheated death.
Police investigation disclosed that on August 23, 2019, while on their quarters, both Gatdula and Buckly caught in the act an unidentified theft while stealing their belongings, so they shouted at the suspect. Overwhelmed by the sudden commotion, the suspect immediately grabbed his knife and stab them multiple times and fled to unknown directions.
ADZU President Fr. Karel San Juan said in a statement, "Buckly's tragic death is painful. We pray for the JVP and ADZU communities who grieve her passing. We pray for justice.”
Fr. San Juan also celebrated Buckly’s life of service: “Your life, your joyful love and service console and inspire us. You gave your life to your family, friends, students, and to many others. Your generous spirit will forever stay in our hearts.”
Buckly graduated at Ateneo de Zamboanga University in 2015 with a degree in Bachelor of Science major in Filipino.
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