Burger receipt cracks murder mystery



THE QUEZON City police on Sunday presented four suspects in the abduction and killing of model Julie Ann ‘‘Jaja’’ Rodelas: (from left) Jaymar Waradge, Gelan Pasewilan, Fernando Quiambao and the victim’s friend Althea Altamirano. ANDREW TADALAN

It was a mystery that began to unravel thanks to a small piece of paper—a McDonald’s receipt which the dead Julie Ann ‘’Jaja’’ Rodelas held in her left hand.

“That receipt was our first clue to solving the puzzle,” said Chief Insp. Rodelio Marcelo, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the  Quezon City Police District, following the killing of one suspect and the arrest of four more in connection with the death of Rodelas, 20, a part-time model who was shot dead and dumped on a street in Cubao on Nov. 6.

First to be arrested at 6 p.m. Saturday were fellow model Althea Altamirano and her boyfriend Fernando Quiambao Jr., whose black Mitsubishi Montero was used in Rodelas’ abduction in Pasay City hours before she was killed.

The other suspects were cornered in a gunfight in a Quezon City neighborhood in the wee hours of Sunday.

Altamirano’s name earlier cropped up as the person who reported to the Pasay police that Rodelas was abducted. In a blotter entry, she said she and Rodelas were walking along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard past midnight Tuesday near the World Trade Center when two men grabbed the victim and forced her into their vehicle.

Cheeseburgers to go

In a press conference on Sunday, QCPD director Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega said Altamirano and Quiambao were arrested in an operation led by Inspector Elmer Monsalve at the Quiambao ancestral home in Apalit, Pampanga.

The hunt led to Quiambao mainly because of the fast-food receipt, which was issued by a McDonald’s United Nations Avenue branch in Manila and time-stamped at 2:33 a.m. of Nov. 6, or two hours after the abduction. Marcelo said security camera footage from the restaurant showed Quiambao buying two cheeseburger meals at that time.

Police later verified that Quiambao was Altamirano’s boyfriend based on the accounts of her relatives and neighbors who often saw the man bringing her to her Cavite home.

Dela Vega noted that based on Altamirano’s statements to the media, Quiambao was the one who suggested “teaching Rodelas a lesson” for telling people that Altamirano had kids, something that purportedly brought down her commercial appeal as a model. (See related story on this page.)

“As of now, we are seeing deep grudge as a motive. After all, it was Althea who gave Jaja (Julie’s nickname) Rodelas her break in the modelling business and the victim allegedly spread rumors,” the police official said.

Policemen said the Montero allegedly used in the abduction was also found in Apalit, Pampanga, when the couple was arrested. The vehicle was registered in the name of Quiambao’s mother.

Around past midnight on Sunday, Quiambao accompanied members of the CIDU and Cubao police station to a neighborhood in Barangay Culiat where his alleged cohorts were hiding.

But the policemen were met with gunfire upon arriving in the area. The ensuing shootout killed Bob Usman and ended with the arrest of Jaymar Waradge and Gelan Pasewilan, who each yielded a 9-mm pistol.

Police said they are still hunting down two more suspects.

According to Marcelo, Waradge pointed to Quiambao as the one who drove the Montero after Rodelas’ abduction until she was shot dead and her body was dumped around 5 a.m. of Nov. 6 on 18th Avenue in Murphy, Cubao.

“Waradge claimed that Quiambao was still with them when they brought Jaja from a safehouse in Culiat until she was killed in Cubao,” Marcelo said.

Quiambao reportedly became friends with the other suspects from the Culiat compound where he was often seen bringing expensive liquor to share with his pals.

“He was a regular visitor there. He was some kind of a VIP there, a boss who gets very special treatment,” Dela Vega said.

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  • charlie_oscar

    Quezon City is a factory for scumbags

  • randyaltarejos

    Asan na yung angas mo, VIP? Crime does not pay. Babae lang kasi kaya ng mga to, eh, in exchange for an expensive liquor.

  • randyaltarejos

    Kudos to the police probers for keeping their toes on the suspects’ whereabouts through the burger receipt. Good job at mabuhay kayo!

  • blainz

    Advice to Althea: Covering your face in a police department to avoid public recognition is absolutely useless when you haven’t deleted your Facebook account first.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQAI5FOTAR2RBE2QLM7F6SJKOY Jun

       makikita sya.. september 2010 girlfriend of the month yang si althea

    • http://twitter.com/regoberto2010 regoberto

      di na nya madelete ang facebook account nya kasi hindi wifi ang kulungan

    • pinakatagotago

      kahit takpan pa nya ang mukha nya, ang profile nya sa FB naka-public kseh she declared herself a public figure. andun lahat ng mga pictures nya naka bandera karamihan kakapiranggot lang ang saplot sa katawan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Congrats, PNP QC CIDG.
    Keep up the good work.

  • theoklab

    pwede gawin movie. very similar to ramgen revilla murder case-using hired killers. sa huli lagi ang pagsisi.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

      pwede title. “The Value Meal Murder Mystery”.

      • $2931613

        Value Meal be inorder nya?  Sigurado ka ba?  Asan pruweba mo? Ha??

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

        ano ba dapat sa 2am? McFloat? McPizza?

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Good JOB PNP!!!

    • $2931613

      LOL!!! Good job ka jan.. Kumilos lang ang mga yan dahil #1) ABS-CBN talent ang biktima, kung di dahil kay Lopez, walang mangyayari dito… #2) merong toyota innova at mitsubishi montero na “reward”.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        hay naku engot ka rin ano..anong kinalaman ng abs cbn dito? pareho silang modelo-talent..kung hindi dahil sa suspect d makapasok sa mundo ng modelo ang biktima…isisingit nyo pa ang distrustful na abs cbn…stop watching abs cbn teleserye hah…read book, read news hindi showbiz news ha…soooosunod…sooooosunod…

      • GustoKoHappyKa

        anong talent ng ABS_CBN ang pinag sasabi mo..eh extra lang naman yan (RIP ms rodelas)… wag mo na lagyan ng issue..dahil kita naman nag trabaho ng maayos for a change ang mga pulis…

        For once im going to give PNP credit for solving this one…

      • pakita_ko_sayo

         ASUS! Si Gus Abelgas nga hindi pa nalulutas ang akyat bahay na nangyari sa kanya. Stop dreaming of telenovelas and haka haka.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    a special thanks to mc do for the cctv

  • pedronimo

    If the suspects are proven guilty, the media owes the public to show their faces – in the interest of public safety. Lagui na lang naka-takip. baka kapit bahay ko ang mga iyan.

  • Barak_O

    butterface but will do

    how much for althea?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NJNV6WMCAJ44FECKWLLVIWGC2E Vic

    They are crying because they will go to prison NOT because they feel sorry for what they have done.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQAI5FOTAR2RBE2QLM7F6SJKOY Jun

    FHM 2010 girlfriend of the month si althea

    • harrier07

      look at her fb page.she was telling that she got nervous about her life after the incident but she was able to have time to upload photos of her and jaja just to show to people that she and jaja are bestfriends and that she want to show her innocence..

  • nakatutok

    buti na lang kumain sila ng HUMBURGER ( yan ang spelling ni PANGITBUDHIKO)..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITN3RZOUSPKRVQ6FCGJDOK3JYQ Joker

    In all likelihood, may mga pinapatay na siguro in the past itong boyfriend. Parang napakadaling magdesisyong pumatay ng tao (at kakilala pa) given the petty issues at hand. Baka merong iba riyan na nasagasaan nitong si boyfirend, lumabas na kayo at mukhang hinog na ito ngayon.

    On the other hand, good job and well done QC-CIDU unit. Sana maging kasing galing ninyo ang iba pa nating mga ka-polisan. Mabuhay kayo mga Sirs!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RRFGBCEJ6OURIE3PW3I5YCH3FQ Hideki

    every news is about killing..today may 3 pinatay na naman sa sta.cruz manila, inside their house. but the commander in chief is still smiling and seems not worried about the rise of crime..

    • http://twitter.com/regoberto2010 regoberto

      oo nga eh

    • pakita_ko_sayo

      Marami ring patayan nakaraang administrations, hindi lang pinalalaki ng ABS-CBN at GMA-7. Naging tabloid reporting lang ngayon ang dalawang ito. Sensationalism. As per commander in chief. its just protocol to make those kind of jestures. Politics yan. All over the world, ganun ang gawain ng politicos para hindi (kung naiintindihan ninyo) ang stock market, etc. Pero deep inside, disturbed din sila, and may utos sa mga ibaba nila na lutasin ang mga krimen

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  • harrier07

    by announcing the reason,the fast food receipt,why the culprits were identified and or followed by the investigator they have given a clue for the would be assasins/murderers ahint on what to do next time.but still kudos to the police investigator and his team who followed up the case and catching the suspects in the shortest time..

  • Kendi Rapper

    presence of mind. lam talaga ni julie ann paano malalaman nang mga pulis ang mga salarin. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    itong boyfriend nito marami na sigurong napapatay kasi may grupo itong tao na ito sa yabang pa.Paki check nga NBI ,CIDG.AT PDEA  

  • Edward Castro

    just wondering…panu napunta kay althea ang mcdo receipt?  so inabduct sya past 12mn. tapos past 2am bumili sa mcdo united nations si quiambao. so iniwan nya muna ang victim somewhere  safehouse. then, tinapon ng madaling araw sa cubao.

    • dkgboy

       Ang victim ay si Jaja,hindi si Althea.Nasa victim ang receipt kasi ibinigay ni Waradji ang bag ng McD kay Jaja para ipakain.Ng bumalik si Quiambao sa hideout dala ang McD para kay Waradji.Lugar ni Waradji ang hideout.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    ngayon di kayo makaharap sa camera. takip pa mukha. yung pagpatay di kayo natakot. sarap nyo  patayin…sa kiliti.

  • pinakatagotago

    siguro parang gustong kagatin ni Fernando Quiambao Jr., ang siko nya dahil resibo lang pala ng cheeseburger ang titimbog sa kanya.

    nakita nyo ba ang profile nya sa FB? leader ng gangster ang image ng gusto nyang i-project. ang kay Althea Altamirano naman, naka public kaya andun lahat ng pictures nya. kahit takpan pa nya ang mukha nya sa picture nya dito PDI, nakabandera naman ang karamihan sa mga pix nya sa FB na halos puro kakapiranggot lang saplot sa katawan. 

    di ko makuhang maging sympathetic sa mga mamatay tao.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

      uu nga naman bat may pa takip takip ka pa ng mukha dito althea samantala sa fb mo pekpek at utong mo lang ang tinakpan mo?

  • victor1052

    That’s the result of the no-death penalty policy. Montero at expensive liquor si quiambao. May datong. Tiyak hindi makukulong ng matagal. Kung sa China pa yan, matagal ng 6 na buwan ang buhay ng mga kampon ni satanas!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    “He was a regular visitor there. He was some kind of a VIP there, a boss who gets very special treatment,” Dela Vega said. ….. wow kakaiba ito…. ano kaya ang transaksiyon ng Quimbao na ito sa lugar…middle man ng mga Killer for Hire, Droga, Smuggling, Extortion, Bugaw, Prostitution?

     Sa authorities at media… pakita ninyo naman ang malinaw na picture ng mga ito sa publiko…possibling marami pa itong sangkot na kabulastugan. Dapat pag pistahan ang mga mukha ng mga taong ito.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HLAK254RM36J4MNG6A3NFYASQM Jiggy

      Want their faces? …they are in Facebook!  

    • pedronimo

      Media owe the public this visual information. We want to see the faces of the devils
       to protect us from their kind.

  • Fifi

    kudos to the police for a job well done. 

  • noypisiTED

    It means there’s no perfect crime. These morons are set to spend most of the best years of their lives behind bars. Yes, congratulations to our PNP, Gen.Leonardo Espina sir, you all did a good job!

  • DirtyHarryLim

    Pasalamat kayo hindi kayo sa Maynila nahuli.

  • regd

    Thank goodness they don’t watch CSI tv series!

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

    ipagahasa sa munti si Althea..!!!

    • pedronimo

       Huwag naman. Mag-toro na lang silang dalawa ni Quiambao for the sexual gratification of the prisoners.

    • magdalena24

      hindi na tatawagin na gahasa kay Althea kasi bubukaka na lang yan dahil sanay na yan sa ganon trabaho….kaya hindi na mahihirapan ang mga prisoners sa munti

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

    Dapat pinopost na din ang mukha nyang si Althea para kilala na ng buong bansa ang hitsura ng isang babaeng hudas..

    • pedronimo

       Dapat lang, including Quiambao. Kasi may mga kapitbahay ako Quiambao ang apellido at kapangpangan din. It’s good to see the face of the enemy ng ma-iwasan sila.

  • KapitanBagwis

    Good job QC CIDU…Congrats to you all !!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

      They are the new McSavers.

  • pedronimo

    The police should show the faces of these criminals. Their facial photo could connect them to other crimes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ulpiano-Jotojot/100002633802776 Ulpiano Jotojot

    Ibalik ang PARUSANG KAMATAYAN  sa mga HAYOP !  These are not normal human beings.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Pulbusin ang mga Muslim na yan

    • riccisan

      sa quiapo ka magsabi nyan sa mosque hindi dito

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Walang kwenta ang mga Muslim  ilipat sila sa mindanao at bombahin

    • mark_john21

      Bakit ka galit sa mga Muslim?  Yang isang kriminal na iyan nag nagsasabing Muslim siya ay hindi Muslim sa kaugalian. Bakit sino ba ang may pakana ng krimeng ito hindi ba iyung Kristiyanong mag-asawa at mga iba pang kasamahan niya na mga Kristiyano rin?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Pwede bang libreng sapak sa mga hayup na yan???  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV276YKVSWQ454LP65IGZ4OZLE aspiras

    This murder is cowardliness in the highest degree. The originator whose name is ALTHEA has given a bad name to a famous American Tennis player Althea Gibson – the first African American to reach the top of the tennis game in the world. What a SHAME !

    The perpetrators are lucky that there is no death penalty in the Philippines. USA still has death penalty in majority of the states and there are many in death row still waiting for the lethal injection. 

  • walt723

    McDonalds saves the day lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    mickey d’s it is!

  • virgoyap

    For Altamirano “teaching her a lesson” was not a little thing. It means the life of Rodelas. Horrible!!!

  • Pork_Republik

    To Quezon City Police District: KLAP! KLAP! KLAP! KLAP! BRAVO!!! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFH3CDZSZKVLX4G74PJOQ3L64U Natx Bacalzo

    althea, will now  learn her own lesson … in jail for the next 40years? Oh dear, she’ll be in her 60s when she will be out of jail. What a sad, senseless story

  • Calvin Sweeney

    Justice shall prevail!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HDZMBV5OABCPMRG7AJRMWHJMQ4 Tiny


  • magdalena24

    walang taste itong modelpng si ALTHEA, ang pangit ng boyfriend MATABA NA MALAKI TIYAN…YUCK….hindi presentable. matanda pa…32 at kriminal pa, sabagay kriminal rin pala si ALTHEA

  • magdalena24

    nagmalinis pa itong si ALTHEA, nagalit ng sabihin na may dalawa siyang anak….mas malaswa nga ang pic mo sa FB mo labas na labi ng pekpek mo …..wala ka palang delikadesa…nalaman lang na may 2 kang anak pinapatay mo na yung nagsabi eh tutuo naman

  • boyboy oldboy

    Fernando Quiamabao Jr. ay anak ni former LTO Chief-of-Staff Fernando Quiambao. Sana hindi niya gamitin connections ng tatay niya.

  • simondj

    salamat ng marami sa ating kapulisan,,,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCEUSKKXRXXVWN6VMBRY7F43ZU Mangku Kulam

    I rape lahat ang mga yan tapos i salvage ng sabay sabay mga peste at salot sa lipunan mga yan!

  • yousef

    thanks a lot to QCPD, even Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poriot and Jessica Fletcher will be amazed at you guys! pretty good (excellent, really) police work, intelligence, perseverance, and plain “hunch” got it! Mabuhay po kayo mga Mamang Pulis! 

    • pedronimo

       Hoping from now onward, this will be the public perception of our police, as contra-pose to kotongeros, extortionists and hulidap artists,

  • pedronimo

    The Devil wears Victoria’s Secret.

  • Edward Castro

    bakit sa mcdo un manila sya bumili ng burger? ang layu at noon from culiat na nasa qc pa.

    • BawalAngReklamador

      Na-kidnap ang biktima sa Diosdado Macapagal sa PASAY City kabayan.. Bumili ang naturang suspek sa Mcdo UN ave, MANILA makaraan ng dalawang oras..

      Ang LAPIT kabayan di ba..?

  • ryq24

    the police did a great job on this case but it is still not a close case unless all the perpetrators are salvage este caught. there are still two who rape the victim that have yet been caught. and also, i know they are very happy but can the police please stop giving out info on how they crack the case because there are also criminals reading and learning from this case.  

  • boybakal

    Lesson to be learned by would be criminals.
    Patronize our own, Jolibee not Mcdo.

  • fiveoclock

    yan mag-dudusa na kayo at hindi na ninyo mababalik pa ang buhay ng napatay niyo…..sayang ang araw niyo sa loob ng piitan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

    nung hindi pa nahuhuli ang mga gagong ito, mala-mafia ang dating, ngyon ang aamo ng mukha na parang tupa! hahahaha. bat ang kriminal may “sad face” pag nahuli. hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53LKAOZHMZMZ243W6XGMBZR4AU Dj paktol

    libre gahasa na daw kay althea haha

  • Olibo

    To All police officers who worked together to catch these heinous criminals.We salute you Gentlemen! Kung gustong mahuli ng ating mga pulis talagang mahuhuli nang mabilis. Wag lang may makikialam na “malakas”.


    God is just. He must have helped the police crack the puzzle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y74B6RY5N37I5JG2KAFGKGFPFA F**kinMO

    And let me ask the authorities in this, you present them and you allow them to cover their faces. WTF

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