Trader shot dead in Pasay


MANILA, Philippines — A trader was killed and two others were injured when they were shot by still unidentified suspects in Pasay City before dawn Friday, police said.

Lieutenant Geronimo Diaz identified the fatality as Efren Albao who was shot at 4:30 a.m along Galvez Street, Pasay City by at least three men onboard a motorcycle.

He said two others were injured, but their names were not immediately available.

Radio reports said the fatality and his companions were inside an L-300 van while waiting for supplies for their chicken business when the suspects arrived and opened fire at their vehicle.

Albao, also a village official, was rushed to the hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Diaz said authorities were looking into politics and business as among the possible motives behind the attack.

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  • Night

    nanaman!! noynoying!!!! taenang mga police yan oh walang ginagawa!!!

  • OFWs – symptom of sick economy

    is this how desperate we are as people? killing is just an available option if somebody gets in the way? 

    don’t they have any conscience? putting into their hands the lives of another person. aren’t the conspirators afraid that they will burn in hell afterlife?

    i am really for death penalty. death penalty will ensure that they will think twice of taking another person’s life because their own will be at stake…

    the church, the government and the communities should do its share to educate our people to become civilized one.

    the government should also look into organized criminals hired to kill and social media should put them into extreme public humiliation before execution.

  • Marcial72

    Mas lalala pa ang krimen pag naka-upo na si Alan Purisima bilang PNP Chief. Wala namang ginawa yan kundi mag supply ng mamahaling prostis kay Peenoy. Super palpak yan nung NCRPO Chief pa.

  • Garo Ungaro

    when this activities of killing is just so normal …it just reflect how the law in oder is being perceive by lawless elements …shoot at will…crime like this does not need judicial needs immediate action when caught …FIRING SQUAD…sounds bad…and brutal…but what can u do when the victim is dead and the perpetrators are still alive…contenus cycle…

  • RomyLitz

    To all traders,

    You should start using sidearms and grenades. Hire bodyguards in motorcycles since these methods are the only way to survive in these highly politicized and willing-to-kill cops and robbers. In your Metro Manila place, “matira and matibay”, since the policemen are in cahoots with these criminal and political elements. When will you learn to use or plan your own protection?

  • vaporub123

    why don’t these police officers stopped all motorcycles with more than two ( 2 ) passengers? these vehicles are designed for two ( 2 ) passengers only.common sense must be used by these police officers.

  • Jon

    It’s more fun to be shot and killed in the Philippines.

  • manongcastro

    Metro Manila parang Gotham City or other cities na napapanood natin sa movies where the police are incompetent to stop criminals. at least sa Gotham city, may batman.

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