Reynaldo Dagsa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Reynaldo Dagsa
Bornc. 1975
Manila, Philippines
DiedJanuary 1, 2011 (aged 35–36)
Cause of deathBlood loss from gunshot
OccupationPolitician, Army corporal
Known forBeing killed while taking a photo of his family

Reynaldo Dagsa (1975 – January 1, 2011) was a Filipino politician. A member of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team, he served as councilman for Barangay 35 in Maypajo, Caloocan until his assassination in 2011. He was also a corporal in the Philippine Army Reserve Command.

Assassination and photo[edit]

His death achieved notoriety due to his taking of a New Year's Day family photo on Tuna Street which inadvertently captured the faces of both his killer and a lookout for the killer;[1] the shooter, a convicted robber out on parole, pointed the gun in the photo directly at Dagsa seconds before the shot went off. Dagsa was rushed to Martinez Hospital but was immediately pronounced dead from a .45-caliber gunshot wound to the head. The photo was later turned over to Caloocan city police; the shooter in the photo was identified as Arnel Buenaflor, who was arrested on January 7, and two suspected accomplices, one Michael Gonzales (alias Fubo of Fish Pond Area I) and Rommel Oliva (alias Balong), were arrested by January 3 in connection with the murder.[2] Buenaflor was charged with murder by Assistant City Prosecutor Darwin G. Canete after inquest.[3] Buenaflor, a member of the Pasaway Gang, claimed to have shot Dagsa in retribution for being shot in the head by persons associated with Dagsa during a shootout months earlier,[4] while police attributed a motive to Dagsa's peacekeeping efforts in the barangay.[5]


  1. ^ wire services (January 4, 2011). "Filipino Politician Photographs His Own Murderer Pointing Gun in Family Pic (PICTURE)". CBS News.
  2. ^ Kristine Felisse Mangunay (2011-01-04). "Caloocan councilman saw death coming". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2011-01-06.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "On-cam gunman shows no remorse for killing village official". ABS-CBN. 2011-01-08.
  5. ^ Kristine Felisse Mangunay (2011-01-09). "Cops cite 'Foto-Me' killer case's twists, turns". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16.