Trader killed after fighting 2 robbers in Manila


MANILA, Philippines—A 62-year-old trader was shot and killed by robbers whom he tried to fight off in Manila early Monday, police said.

Police Officer 3 Henry Navarro of Manila Police District’s homicide division said the victim, Leonardo Yap Chua, was killed by two unidentified motorcycle-riding men.

Initial investigation, he said, showed the victim was inside a Nissan Patrol (BCT 678) parked in front of his brother’s house on Aliw-Iw Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila, and waiting for his driver.

Minutes later the robbers arrived on board a motorcycle.

The men were clad in black shirts and denim pants. One of the perpetrators was wearing a helmet and the other was limping on his right leg and was armed with a gun, Navarro said.

“Suspect 2 got off and took the victim’s gold necklace and Rado wristwatch (worth P90,000) at gunpoint. . . [but] when the victim resisted, he fired successive shots, hitting the victim in the head and in different parts of the body,” Navarro said.

The men escaped towards Shaw Boulevard after the shooting.

Chua was rushed to Lourdes Hospital in Sta. Mesa, Manila, but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

At the morgue, police authorities found five gunshot wounds in Chua’s body—three in the left side of the torso, one in his left abdomen, and another in the left side of his cheek, the case investigator said.

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  • tata_boy

    sobra na ito, kailangan ibalik na ang death penalty…

  • ShineMother



  • Ragdeleafar

    Ibalik ang “Vigilante Killing Battalion” ng private concern citizen arm group for better and swift justice, RIP for criminals! The more killed the less crimes!!!

    • asdafaa qwesda

      I like this idea, we should be allowed to have private police force subject to the same restrictions and laws as the public police; and with the same authority to make arrests.

  • wakeupbayan

    We are all now screaming for justice my dear lawmakers.  We put you all on your pedestal, isn`t it time  that you return us the favor. With all respect, I dont want to get emotional on this comment corner as our freedom of speech is restricted. WHEN ARE ALL OF YOU WOULD START TO HAVE A “BASIC PURE COMMON SENSE”.  MURDERERS ARE LOOSE AND ALL OUT OF CONTROL BEYOND THE ARM OF THE LAW,,, INNOCENT VICTIMS MULLED AND KILLED “EVERYDAY”   ! Install a deterrent now before another EDSA revolution comes in. The whole nation are now sick and tired of your negligence ! You are not performing your sworn oaths to serve the needs of the people.  WHY ? WHY ?

  • wakeupbayan


  • speedstream2

    The MPD will take care of these two murderer-robbers.  ‘Dirty Harry’ probably has already given the marching orders. If those two criminals resist, justifiable force will be applied. Hardworking and law-abiding citizens deserve protection from bad elements who kill with impunity.

  • cefirrh

    Tsk tsk. It’s only a matter of time before getting robbed becomes as natural as breathing polluted air in Metro Manila. An inevitability. The police have not really been able to do anything about it. Imagine how we all know that come Christmas time, the probability of every one of us getting robbed increases, and people I know seem to just accept it, not even flinching or asking if the government is doing something about it. Seems like many have resigned to the government’s incapacity to protect its people. Very sad.

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    ang lakas ng loob gumawa ng krimen…kase pulis patola naman ang maghahanap sa kanila eh…chances ay hindi rin naman sila mahuhuli….malagim na krimen na ganito…bitay dapat ang kapalit…enough said na di makatao or maka-Diyos ang kamatayan na parusa…isipin natin ang biktima at ang pagdurusa ngayon ng kanyang pamilya..,,,hindi ang ang kriminal….

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Mayor Lim, do not apprehend! shoot to kill and empty your mags!

  • hennagaijin

    Buhay Pinoy…….too many kalye mga tao

  • xander1993

    Why don’t they pass a law in congress or locally that prohibits two people in a motorcycle? it will be hard for an individual to commit a crime if there is no companion in the motorcycle, if such law will prevail there will surely be a drop of motorcycle drive by assasins on the streets. If passed and if got caught with a passenger on the motorcycle, it is tantamount to 6 months jail time plus confiscation of the said motorcycle. It’s about time they do something about this cause so many people have died through this means….

  • nizon

    kung walang magawa ang mga police, dapat may volunteer na vigilante na lang.  gaya ng bombero, mga volunteer lang.

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