Wife of slain Cavite gunman apologizes to victims’ families

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A little girl looks bewildered by the blood stains marking the spot where a person fell during a shooting frenzy in Barangay Tabon I, Kawit, Cavite province, on Friday morning. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

IMUS CITY–The wife of slain gunman Ronald Bae apologized to the victims’ families and hoped they were not angry at her.

“I apologize for what my husband did. Sana hindi sila magalit sa kin,” [I hope they were not angry at me] said Ma. Elena Bae, 36, in an interview late Saturday afternoon [at around 5:30 p.m.] at the Samson Funeraria in this city during the wake for her husband.

Nine people, including Ronald, were killed in the carnage that left a close-knit neighborhood in Barangay (village) Tabon I in Kawit, Cavite in fear.

The police on Saturday identified them as Alberto Fernandez, 55; Boyet Toledo; Irene Funelas, 38; Al Drio, 20; Michaella Andrea Caimol, 7; two-month pregnant Rhea de Vera, 34; and de Vera’s daughter Jan Monica, 3. A list from the Cavite provincial government, however, included, a certain Adoracion Cabrera.

The police said 12 others, two of them children, were injured.

Ma. Elena said her husband was a good man and father until “he started using drugs recently.”

On December 30, she said Bae started acting strangely. “He would talk to himself. Minsan tumitirik pa ang mata, [Sometimes, his eyes were even glazed]” she added.

In one instance, she said she saw Bae talking to a wall in their house in Guagua, Pampanga.

“May mga sinasabi siya: demonyo ako, may mga aninong nakikita, may nakasilip,” (He was muttering–I am demon. I am being shadowed. Someone’s lurking around), she said.

Bae and Elena were married five years ago but they had been living together in the past 13 years. They have five children, the eldest of whom was 12. Bae had two children with his first wife.

Bae’s remains are scheduled to be laid to rest on Wednesday at the Angelus Eternal Gardens in Imus.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    d dapat sa sementerio ilibing yan, dapat sa landfill ihukay yan. 

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

    pagkatapos ng imbestigasyon umalis ka na dahil siguradong babawi ang mga kamag-anak ng mga napatay ng adi-adik na mister mo.

    • batangpaslit

      sia nga ang mapag buntonan

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

    alam mo palang me problema di ka pa gumawa ng paraan na maayos sya o humingi ng tulong. sasabihin mong hindi mo naman alam na mangyayari ang nangyari, pero kaya nga dapat preventive action dapat eh. daming pamilya ang nawalan at nasaktan.

    • batangpaslit

      tumpak…

  • boybakal

    Dapat hindi na pinaglalamayan tong si BAE…icremate na agad.

  • OFW Franklin

    Family who loss family member should be compensated for the lost. It is enough to say “sorry” and life goes on.

  • EdsonArantesDoNascimiento

    You should’ve kept quiet,because your sorry is useless.I agree, the body of this psycho shoud be burned,so his forgetful memory is lost for all time.Forgive me for saying this, but even the deaths  of your whole family/clan will not compensate the misery your psycho-drug addict-partner inflicted.Pls just be quiet, the dead won’t hear your sorry!!!!

    • batangpaslit

      Bok, mabait daw si Bae sabi nia. basahin mo ulit ang news article.

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

    Taga saan ba talaga yung murderer, Guagua, Pampanga o Kawit, Cavite?
    O parehong may bahay sa Guagua at Kawit?
    Nalilito ako sa news item na ito.

  • batangpaslit

    bakit hindi humingi ng tulong ang asawa nang napansin niang umiba ang ugali ng maybay nia nang nag durog?
    tulad din sia sa gun loader ni Bae.
    imbis matulongan ang ma inosente, naging biktima tuloy dahil sa kapabayaan nila.

  • huseng_batute

    May kasalanan ka rin.  Alam mo na palang gumagamit ng drugs ang asawa mo, dapat pina-rehab mo na.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/zbBLkTt9xOJmjmBTp0xdKSudonXJb1xTB_MIBjk-#e38af F alonso

    May abnormal symptoms na pala si kuya,de bariles pa,sana pina huli nalang sa Tanod or pulis.At dina hinintay na rumatrat pa ng tao.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/zbBLkTt9xOJmjmBTp0xdKSudonXJb1xTB_MIBjk-#e38af F alonso

    Palusot lang yung gun loader na yun.Kasama na nag lasing,imposibleng hindi sila close.Sulsol yung kulokoy,dapat itinatapon na yan sa dagat.Isa ring addict yan.

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