Quantcast
pope ph

Palace mourns Stephanie Nicole’s death



DEADLY BULLET. Dr. Emmanuel Bueno, Director of the East Avenue Medical Center, displays a series of x-ray photos that show where the stray bullet that hit Stephanie Nicole Ella had lodged in her head. Photo by JAMIE MARIE ELONA/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Wednesday extended its deepest sympathies to the family of stray bullet victim 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella.

Ella died Wednesday afternoon at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City where she had lain in coma since early Tuesday after she was hit by a stray bullet during the New Year’s Eve revelry outside of their house in Caloocan City.

Following is the statement sent to media organizations by Secretary Edwin Lacierda, presidential spokesperson, on the passing of Stephanie Nicole Ella:

‘‘Today, our nation comes together in grief. Stephanie Nicole Ella has passed away. She was only seven years old when she suffered a fatal head injury after being hit by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve. Together with the Filipino people, we extend our deepest sympathies to Stephanie’s family. No one should experience the overwhelming heartbreak that her family is now enduring, especially during a season of celebration and hope.

‘‘This tragedy is a sobering reminder of how a reprehensible act from a thoughtless individual can rob our people, particularly our children, of their futures. For such a promising life to be lost in such a senseless way puts the burden on all of us to make certain that this tragedy is not repeated. We continue to call on all Filipinos: Let us consider the welfare of our countrymen by engaging in celebrations in a responsible and safe manner.’’


Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: new year revelry , News , Stephanie Nicole Ella , stray bullet


  • litobetita

    We need a tougher law against indiscriminate firing of guns and illegal possession of this weapon. This should be the governments priority. 

    • WeAry_Bat

       I second the motion. 

      Two children dead is too much when it should be none at all.

    • TEAM PNOY

      With a police force that cannot enforce partial gun ban, what can you expect?

      With a TOTAL GUN BAN, then it will be easier for the lousy police force to at least enforce the total gun ban, whoever has a gun will be arrested.

  • malek_abdul

    Be a responsible gun owner. If you can’t be responsible then you don’t have the right to own a gun. Maawa naman kayo sa mga taong tinatamaan ng ligaw na bala ng inyong mga baril. Makonsensya naman kayong mga nagpaputok ng mga baril nitong bagong taon. My sympathies to the victim and her family. May Allah bless you. 

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       Agreed on all points.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The corrupt killing silently by millions, the stupid killing one by one with a noticeable Bang !

    The corrupt are Clergy Idol’s by fear and money respect to realize Pajero’s wet Dreams.

    The Philippines run amok thank’s fake text books and Clergy fake teachings.

    Pity for the young, bad luck to be borne in a such failed country

  • $23257130

    anu yan puro dada ng dada ang palasyo ng student council abnoytard govyerno. nun may shooting incident sa US sabi nun pnp chief di daw mangyari sa pinas. pero tuwing new years eve na lang may mga namamatay dahil sa baril. puro reactive ang gobyernong abnoytard na ito. mga inutil pppppwwweeehhhh kadiri

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    Ban firecrackers, and crack down on all loose firearms!…and impose life-time jail terms for those caught firing their guns..!

  • jadejones2012

    We need strict gun laws.
     
    Yung mga retarded at may kapansanan sa pag-iisip gaya ni PNOY ay  hindi  dapat binibigyan ng lisensya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERN64IINJUN3BPQMZNKKHUHFI4 Critical

    The sympathies are good, but getting the perpetrator is both a better move and a moral imperative.

    • mad_as_Hamlet

      Yes!  I sped-read down the news article hoping to meet a statement from Malacanang saying something to the effect that the state’s investigative agencies have been directed to exert to the fullest their detective talents and forensic resources to identify and cause the prosecution of that despicable son-of-a-gun who fired his gun and caused the death of that little girl. 
      I met nothing.

  • Borogol

    dapat alisan na ng baril ang mga pulis… just like police in japan.

    ang authorized lang sana sa baril ung SWAT at army na nakadeploy para madaling ma identify..

    i hope mag effort ang govt sa pagbabawal na magkarun ng baril ang civilians

  • Diepor

    SAD

  • TEAM PNOY

    Malakanang is correct. 

    But who is negligent in executing and enforcing our laws? Hindi ba yong patulog tulog na executive department din?!

    Kung ano anong batas ang priority, ang TOTAL GUN BAN na batas ay hindi magawa ng congreso!

    • bugoybanggers

      Kung TOTAL GUN BAN, isama mo na ang 25,000 REBELDE at 185,000 + 145,000 AFP-PNP. Sige nga ipatupad mo. Galing ng advice mo, pwede patawag mo sila Capt. Barbell, si Darna, lahat ng SUPERHEROES ng PILIPINAS wag na ang mga AMERICANO (mas malala ang problema nila)..

      • TEAM PNOY

        Isa pa itong utak pulbura. Pag sinabi na total gun ban, hoy genius, syempre hindi kasama ang AFP at PNP. Kung nagiisip ka, papano ipatutupad ng armed agencies ang total gun ban? Di tawagin natin sila na unarmed agencies. Isip-isil bugoy.

        Pag isang tao (rebelde- npa or MI or MN or anuman – pribado or civil servant) at hindi membro ng AFP-PNP-armed agency ng govt, at ito ay nagdala ng baril, arresto kagad at e prosecute.

        Pag sa new year, may natamaan ng bala, malamang ito ay galing sa AFP-PNP-armed agency ng government. Unless, ma prove ng govt na natulog sila sa pansitan at may loose firearm at hindi nila naaresto ang criminal.

        Yong mga rebelde naman, itak lang ang pwede nilang gamitin kasi pag nakita sila na may bibit na baril, sa batas na total gun ban pa lang ay huli na sila. Pag ayaw pahuli, e di mag barilan para mahuli.

        Hindi mo na kailanagan sila darna atbp. kung magiisip ka lang! Ano, magpapalusot ka pa?

        Mahina kasi ang mga law enforcement agency natin at kailanagan tulungin sila ng batas!

      • bugoybanggers

        Mahina ang IQ mo bata! May baril o wala UTAk ng tao putok. Total GUN BAN ay magandang sabihin PERO kung sa tulad mo lang MALABO pa sa ihi ng may sakit sa bato.

      • TEAM PNOY

        IQ MO ANG MAHINA TANDA!Mawalng galang na po, tanda!

      • bugoybanggers

        IQ mahina? Ano ngayon, PILIPINO ako bakit Kano ka ba?.. baka minamaliit mo kaming mga PILIPINO? Wag kang umastang POLITIKO bata.. kaya nga nagkaletse-letse ang PILIPINAS dahil sa mga tulad ninyong mala PILITIKONG IQ.. Ang IQ ko ay pang masa.. hindi pang POLITIKO..

      • TEAM PNOY

        Hoy tanda, nasaan ka, kissing the pwet of foreigners? filipina ako, ikaw anong klaseng pilipino ka, eh pati spelling ng Filipino di mo alam! Wag ka na kasi magpalusot tanda, hindi nakukuha ang tapang sa argumento.

        Ayan, read the news, somebody in Kawit Cavite run amok with his 45 caliber pistol and killed 8 people! Sigue, utak pulbura, ogag! Kala mo matatakot ako sa iyo. Mahina ang utak mo tanda! Ulyanin ka pa taNDA!

        Mawalang galang na po tanda. Ikaw itong naghamon eh! NO TO GUNS, TOTAL GUN BAN NAH!

  • bugoybanggers

    Iyon na nga talaga. May nakapag sabi na ang nagpaputok daw ng baril ay lasing (excuse na naman ito kasi hindi niya alam na bawal at hindi naman daw niya itinutok sa tao kung hindi sa itaas o sa langit)..hehehe.. o papano na? Kahit sinong magaling na imbestigador hindi matutukoy ito. Napakahirap, kasi galing sa itaas ang bala o para maliwanag tinangay ng hangin.. yakssss.. kasalanan pala ng hangin at gravity. Papano ba? Eh kung si Santa Clause kaya ang tamaan at malaglag, makakapag reklamo kaya siya sa PULIS? Ganyan kalabo ang kaso na ito. Pasensya nalang kamo sa pamilya at nakikiramay kami sa pagkasawi ng pinakamamahal ninyong anak. RIP. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    AH  GANUN  LANG  BA  YAN, DAPAT  PAIMBESTIGAHAN  NG  GOBYERNO  ANG  SENSELESS KILLING  NA  ITO  PARA  MAHULI  ANG  DEMONYONG  KRIMINAL  NA  YAN. . AT  DAPAT  MANILA  POLICE  ANG  HUMULI   DYAN. .  PAG  NAGTANGKANG  TUMAKAS. .  YARIIN  NA. . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    MADALING LUTASIN YAN…BOBO LANG ANG DI MAKAKALUTAS NYAN INCIDENTE.

    LAHAT NANG BARANGAY SA PANGYAYARI AY IMBISTIGAHAN ANG MGA TAO SA BARANGAY NA PINANGYARIHAN.

    ANG BAGSAK NG BALA AY MULA 200-300 METERS LANG…KAYA SA PINANGYARIHAN…TIYAK ALAM NG MGA TAO SA LUGAR NILA KUNG SINO NAG PAPUTOK NANG ORAS NA YUN.

    MAHUHULI YAN…BOBO LANG DI MAKAKALUTAS NYAN.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TNJBE7LNQLM2Y7QFWATSIKSJUQ ROUEL

      You are luck of intellectual visual sense. You can’t distinguish the emit of resound of guns & firecrackers during that time of merrymaking. So many kind of big firecrackers have earsplitting sound than guns. 

      • bugoybanggers

        oo nga..haha, pagpasensyahan mo na siya, galing kasing kweba walang naririnig kung hindi hilik. Kung sabay sabay ang paputok, walang MATINONG PULIS o mismo siya makakatukoy. Tagayan na lang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2U4X42BZTUHPWMP2UKFP5QWMU LucasPacascas

    Madali sanang ma-trace ang may-ari ng baril kung meron lang National ID system. Dapat maisabatas ang National ID system para mabawasan ang krimen at sensseless loss of lives and limbs gaya ng nangyari kay Nicole. Sa ngayon, suntok sa buwan na ang gagawin ng awtoridad lalo na kung unlicensed yung baril na pinaputok. Poor Nicole. Namatay ng ganun-ganun lang!

    • bugoybanggers

      Ang national ID system ay naipatupad na sa ibang progresibong bansa. Ang PILIPINAS matigas ang ULO puro natatakot na kamo mahalungkat daw ang mga PERSONAL na bagay. Labo labo ang PILIPINAS sa dami ng ABOGADO na lalong nagpapaGAGO sa bansa. Dapat lang! 

  • boybakal

     ‘‘Today, Our Nation Comes Together in Grief. Stephanie Nicole Ella has passed away”…
    Secretary Edwin Lacierda in a statement.

    Our Nation in Grief…
    That statement should have been issued to the families of Pablo’s victims.
    Not only one, not only a child, but the entire families were wiped out, dead and missing.
    OA kung maka react.
    That is what we call Selective Mourning.

    In a way, Condolence to the family of Stephanie and Pablos victims families.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SNA7HUMMZRD2DFLEYK4ZKN72TY norman tuliao

      ang mga pablo victims ay sa isang di miiwasang pangyayari, ngunit ang kay stephanie  nicole ay gawa ng mga taong walang DISIPLINA sa sarili na sana ay pwedeng maiwasan. disiplina ! Nakikiramay mo ako sa pamilya ni Stephanie.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Mr.President,
    …..You have heard voices and cries of our Kababayan who are asking justice and to find a solution to end up carrying firearms by most nationals in our country.Sana eh pakinggan nyo ang kahilingan ng mamamayang Pilipino by having a TOTAL BAN AND SURRENDER OF FIREARMS! How can we achieve peace in our country kung may mga insidenteng nangyayari na ganito?
         We knew that you will never forget the incident happened to your father…”HE WAS GUNNED DOWN!”….And you know that!….People of the Philippines knew that! AND WE CRIED AND ASK FOR JUSTICE BECAUSE WE ARE ONE….WE ARE FILIPINOS!…Will you let your people lost in a battle by having disappointment at your promises?
    …..Mr.President,we all want to see our children in a street dancing “GANGNAM” rather seeing “GUNMAN” at the street!….Sir,I am counting on your rightful decision because we filipinos TRUST our President!…..Godbless Philippines and again,my deepest sympathy to the victims and their families.

  • ShineMother

    R.I.P. Stephanie Nicole Ella and the other stray bullet victims in this year’s new year celebrations. I extend my condolences to their family and friends.
    ~Siguro imbis na magluksa, mas maganda kung may magagawang aksyon ang mga kinauukulan tungkol sa problemang to. 



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement