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2 arrested in murder of commercial model

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MANILA, Philippines – Two suspects in the murder of part-time commercial model and ABS-CBN television talent  Julie Ann Rodelas were arrested in Pampanga on Saturday evening, Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega of the Quezon City Police District.

Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo, head of the QCPD Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, said Rodelas’ friend Althea Altamirano and Fernando Quiambao Jr. were taken into custody following four days of surveillance of Quiambao’s home in Quezon City.

The two were spotted in a house in Apalit, Pampanga, and were taken into custody at around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Marcelo said the black Mitsubishi Montero with license plate TWO 505 which figured in Rodelas’ murder turned out to be registered to Quiambao’s mother. This was also recovered in Pampanga.

Upon his capture, Quiambao denied any involvement in Rodelas’ death, police said.

Police operatives from CIDU and the Cubao police station located the pair’s hideout in Pampanga by tailing a black Toyota Innova after it left Quiambao’s house in Quezon City.

A part-time model and hotel management student, Rodelas, 20, died on November 6 when she  was shot and pushed out of a Montero on 18th Avenue in Murphy, Cubao at 5 a.m.

Altamirano’s claim of an abduction supposedly happened at 12:30 a.m. near the World Trade Center on Diosdado Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.

However, police recovered from Rodelas’ possession a McDonald’s receipt for a 2:33 a.m. takeout purchase of two cheeseburger meals.

Quiambao was positively identified by Altamirano’s relatives as the one who brought Altamirano home to Cavite City, using the Montero, a day after the killing.

Marcelo added that camera footage from the McDonald’s UN Avenue branch showed a man resembling Quiambao buying takeout meals at 2:33 a.m. of Nov. 6.

In two separate instances, an acquaintance of Rodelas and Altamirano identified the man in the McDonald’s video footage as Quiambao, Marcelo added.

The police official hinted that Rodelas may have personally known the suspects.

A statement from a Pasay City policeman who first responded to Rodelas’ reported abduction near the World Trade Center in Pasay City showed that Altamirano was seen weeping on the sidewalk and could say only the word “boyfriend” when questioned by police.

Altamirano’s capture came after her interview with a TV network in which she claimed that two men abducted her friend.


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Tags: Commercial model , Crime , Julie Ann Rodelas , Murder , Police


  • ryq24

    mga pulis natin kung gusto talaga mag trabaho magaling naman eh. this case just prove that. 

    • DarkJustice

      Ang problema,kumikilos lang ang pulis kung nagbibigay ang complainant/pamilya ng biktima o kilala/sikat ang biktima.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WKX52TQ7KOWPHPPXMGYWTMHLFI Kurt

        Ang problema din, hindi naman po lahat na naso-solve ng pulis ay nababalita lalo na pag involved ay mahihirap at simpleng tao. Di tulad ng kaso na ito syembre public figures ang involved kaya nabalitaan mo at nalaman mo DarkJUstice. Kaya wag ka magsalita na akala mo alam mo na lahat, kung 
        gusto mo mag ikot ka ng buong istsyon ng pulis sa pinas may makikita ka rin sa mga 
        blotters nila na nasosolve din nila kahit hindi sikat o maimpluwensyang tao.

      • DarkJustice

        Ang komento ko ay base sa experience ko kaya sinulat ko dahil alam ko!  Ikaw may alam ka ba sa mga pulis? Nakaranas ka na ba na magsampa ng kaso at walang nangyari dahil pangkaraniwang tao ka lang?? 2 kaso ko ang walang nangyari sa pulis,kada follow up mo kelangan mong maglagay,naintiindihan mo! Siguro pulis ka! Kaya kawawa ang ibang pulis dahil KARAMIHAN ng pulis ungas! Madalas akong tumambay sa presinto para mag follow up kaya nakikita ko at alam ko din ang kalakaran dyan,ngayon sabihin mo sakin,wala akong alam????

  • Camilo_Cienfuegos

    congratulations to our police operatives that handles and, able to establish the identities of alledged criminals on this case. 

    sana naman mawala na ang mga pasaway na pulis at mapalitan nang mga tunay na may pusong pulis talaga….special thanks to gen. espina…nang dahil sainyo gumaganda na ang imahen nang atin kapulisan…salamat po, sir!!!

  • jga94

    Am I the only one who views criminal incidents like this story is a signal for the govt to launch an honest-to-goodness gun control program?

  • http://twitter.com/luvyaUSA Tim P

    ummm….this is getting interesting….intriguing….worthy of a movie plot…

  • rofllma0

    Huli pati si Altamirano KASABWAT lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    dapat mga suspects na yan, e-life sentences or firing squad ang bumaril at naka-patay sa commercial model…di ka talagang makakalusot ang SUSPECT na ito maski pinatay mo ang talent commercial model ng ABS-CBN, ang LOPEZ ang kinalaban mo, maski sa isip mo na mayaman kayo, mas mayaman ang mga LOPEZ kaysa sa family ninyo….matigas ka ha, maraming sira-ulo ang sasalubong sa inyo sa muntinglupa prison…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDOEHEMLNVSTET7ZCS2MKQ7WRI Flavio

       huh ??? anu’ng kinalaman ng mga Lopez sa kasong ito ? nahihibang ka yata , iho …..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

        haaa…..syempre, commercial talent siya ng ABS-CBN, ang LOPEZ FAMILY ang may-ari kaya they will protect every employees nila, lalo na na pinatay ang isa nilang commercial talent model…parang di mo sila kilala…haaa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    firing squad tulad sa china mag karoon ng takot yan mgayan baby kasi ng gobyero pakain pa yan pakoryente patubig payan tularan ninyo singapore kaya walang takot mang holdap mang rape manhid na gobyerno sa patayan sa pilipinas libo libo criminal sa maynila unsafe na tayo sa mga turista panahon ni macoy wala naman ganyan noon akyat bahay isnatcher holdaper pilipinas bansa ng mga criminal”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    tularan ninyo singapore kung nasaan ang libo libong pilipino nag lilinis ng enedoro binibitay ang criminal at kawatan sa gobyerno ng di na pamarisan ulit ulitin lang ng mga walangya yan para kaisip sila ng 10 beses bago sila gumawa ng crimen hatol BITAY”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SAMPOL LANG KAYO SURE YAN BABA CRIMEN SA PILIPINAS TULARAN NINYO SINGAPORE MALAYSIA HONGKONG  KUNG SAAN ANG LIBO LIBONG PILIPINO NAG LILINIS NG ENEDORO SUBOK NAYAN BITAY PARA MAG KAROON NG TAKOT FERDINAD MARCOS IS THE BEST DISIPLINADO”

  • Lapu Lapu

    The quick break in this case was the Mcdo receipt and the CCTV footage.

    Next time keep your receipts. Would be criminals beware: CCTV is everywhere!

    Make it mandatory for all establishments to have CCTV prior to licencing. It is a best way to deter crime and to solve crime fast.

  • Pulis_Patula

    wala nagawa iyong nga plis pasay station hindi nila tumugon sa blotter ng ale.hindi nila hinabol iyong abductor.pulis patula talaga

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUHEGTEQVPMLUVGCH64YGZ5QJM Jury

      engot.. di naman talaga agad nagreport sa pulis tong si Althea eh.. inililigaw nya nga ang mga pulis, kya wag mong sasabihin na hindi tumugon ang mga ito sa blotter

  • Green Olive

    Grabe, ano ba ang meron ang isang biktima para patayin? Just like Ramgen, suspects are close to the victims… perhaps it’s a message to us that we should be very careful with our friends and relatives…. money and heart matters sometimes makes a person appear disposable to insane people.

  • Komen To

    Beware of friends, specially if they are made of plastic

  • simondj

    salamat ng marami sa ating kapulisan,,, job well done sir,,, sana maging babala eto sa mga kriminal.

  • http://twitter.com/Borogol Borogol

    yari kayo .. hahhaha!

    mga inmates… i handa ang vaseline :D LOL



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