A jobless man stabbed his wife and two of his four children to death in Barangay Riverside, San Pedro, Laguna on Tuesday morning, provincial police director Senior Superintendent Fernando Saligao said.
Gemalyn Marana, 30, Jhoniel, 6, and Shantal Mae, 4, all died on the spot.
Two younger children—Jhonuel, 3 and Janjan, 2—survived the multiple stab wounds inflicted by their father, who also stabbed himself after hacking his family.
The 31-year-old suspect, Ruel de Castro Marana, is now recovering at the Narra Hospital, Saligao added.
According to Saligao, the killings took place at around 4:30 a.m. Witnesses said the suspect and his wife had a heated argument before the stabbing took place.
Barangay officials reported the incident to the police at 5:55 a.m.