Lawyer shot dead in front of home in Las PiñasBy Jeannette I. Andrade
Philippine Daily Inquirer
A lawyer was shot dead by an unidentified man outside his home in Las Piñas shortly after attending a hearing at the city’s Hall of Justice.
Labor lawyer Felimon Tercero, 55, president of the National Association of Trade Unions, died of a bullet wound at the back of his head an hour after he was brought to Perpetual Help Medical Center.
Las Piñas City police chief Senior Supt. Romulo Sapitula said the shooting happened at around 5:30 p.m. in front of Tercero’s house at Block 6, Lot 2 Casimiro Townhomes, Admiral Village in Talon 3.
Sapitula said Tercero had just stepped out of his car when he was shot by a man armed with a .45 cal. pistol.
The gunman fled together with a companion who had acted as lookout.
Tercero was brought by his wife to the nearest hospital where he was pronounced dead by attending doctors at around 6 p.m.
Police said the victim’s neighbors recalled seeing a man on a motorcycle waiting outside the lawyer’s house several minutes before the incident.
The neighbors claimed the rider left as the lawyer’s sports utility vehicle pulled up in front of his house.
Police investigators are looking into the possibility that Tercero could had been killed over one of the labor cases he was handling.