Isabela town mayor shot dead in Quezon City—police report

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MANILA, Philippines—A mayor of a town in Isabela province was shot dead outside a Quezon City inn on Tuesday night.

Supt. Pedro Sanchez, the Masambong police station commander, identified the victim as Mayor Erlinda Domingo of Maconacon, Isabela.  She was declared dead on arrival at the East Avenue Medical Center.

Police received reports that the victim was ambushed outside the Park Villa Apartelle at the corner of Examiner Road and Quezon Avenue at around 8:30 pm.

Her driver, who doubled as her bodyguard, identified by Radyo Inquirer as Bernard Plasos, based on police reports, was also rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center for a wound in the right leg.

Policemen found the mayor sprawled outside the right rear door of a maroon Mitsubishi Adventure with license plate number SJA 893, which was parked outside the inn.

The vehicle was parked at the left-most side of the parking area. Just a foot away from her hand lay a black luggage stroller.

Sanchez said they had taken a man into questioning, adding that they were securing camera footage at the entrance of the inn.

Senior Supt. Richard Albano, Quezon City Police District director, said the woman had just checked out of the inn before noon and came back to the apartelle in the evening to check in again.

“This (killing) is planned. Possibly it is election-related,” he told reporters at the crime scene.

Albano said the mayor was a regular customer at the inn and was often in Metro Manila on business.

Originally posted at 10:02 pm | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    blame PNOY for the killing…lols.(ernie maceda style)

  • magiting78

    Campaign Started..Killing started matira matibay…bkit walang gusto maglikida s mga senador..lolz

    • batangpaslit

      iba ang local politics eh
      pero tingnan mo kung ang ang isang Senador ay makiaalam sa local politics.
      sigurado, madisgrasya sia

  • Bansot

    Now that a goverment official and her innocent bodyguard were shot in cold blood by a criminal, there was no big fuzz of investigation about the case, but it is merely consider as part of the election violence. But when  law enforcers shot members of a well known armed syndicate, the incident was treated with sensation with all the higher authorities  in the spot light.Call this JUSTICE, Philippine style.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O65EQ5AGBKWGJOCS32KMPN4PFI Lorelei

      talagang bentang-benta sa ‘yo ang propa ni Marantan na “well known armed syndicate” ang tinambang niya, gising Bansot

      • Bansot

        be objective in your comment!! Even the PNP made that statement, but they can’t explain why this group was escourted by high police officers as well as by military personnel.

    • batangpaslit

      eh, may pera ang Jueteng Lord na napatay eh

  • buttones

    Here we go, the political campaigning has started, Philippine style- OMG what is the world going to think of us? There is no way the PNP can control guns in this country, the current administration is an advocate of firearms for all, this has to STOP! We are seeing murders every day on our streets, and even in our Courts as well. Ban guns in private hands for Gods sake! You are in charge Aquino, the buck stops at your desk, DO SOMETHING!

  • dodong1

    Umpisa na ang patayan…how can someone died with a shot in the leg….amazing talaga ang Pilipinas never heard na may umabot na buhay sa hospital..

  • palakasantayo

    What kind of reporting/journalism is this? Somebody got shot in the leg and he died? Get your fact man… before you commit your report to the papers.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    election season na tlaga!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

    Nakakainis basahin ang news na to,makatulog na nga lang.
    They name the victim tapos nakaclose parenthesis (Supt.Pedro Sanchez,the Masambong<Quezon city police station commander declined to name the woman,as he said they were still checking the body?) Journalism at its stupidiest

  • crawler73

    “shot in the leg” tapos namatay din.. hmmm na-tetanous? 

    • batangpaslit

      tetanous…..puede kung nalublob sa lason ang bala

  • pinoy_astig

    Kahit  lang  sa paa ang tama kung  matagal naman nilang dinala sa ospital di natural lang na mamamatay yung tao  dahil mauubusan sya ng dugo….

    • batangpaslit

      possible na maubusan ng dugo.
      pero, kung bodyguard sia, dapat alam nia mag apply ng first aid sa sarili.
      torniquet or direct pressure over the wound
      maliban na lamang na ang bala ay nalubog sa lason at nalason sia nang natamaan
      kung bodyguard sia, dapat may radio or celfon or whatever that he could contact the base for assistance

  • batangpaslit

    the driver-bodyguard was shot in the leg and died?
    saang party ng paa? sa hita ba?
    si Col Maratrat, nabaril din sa leg at kamay, pero buhay pa.

    i wonder kung kaninong tropa si Lady Mayor sa Isabela. sa mga Dy faction ba, or sa kabila?

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       bosing, walang sinabing patay yung driver/body guard/lover

      • batangpaslit

        hehehe…
        hindi na ako interesado kung ano ang motibo ng pagbaril. pero interesado ako sa nabanggit mong guard/lover.
        so, hindi ito political killing, kundi baka love triangle?
        napa tsismis tuloy ako, ah.
        hahaha…

      • batangsulpok

        Maaaring love triangle dahil bodyguard/driver daw o baka lover naman kasi doon sila binaril sa apartelle, at least nabawasan ang isang kurakot.

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, ano nga ang term na ginagamit ng mga investigators pag involved ang ganitong klaseng samahan?
        Nakitsismis na lang din tayo, eh, matanong nga:
        Si Mayor ba may Mister?
        Si Driver/Bodyguard ba may Misis?
        or
        Pareho sila may kasamang bahay? Masilamuot ang buhay.

      • batangsulpok

        Yan nga ang tanong, dapat kasama ni Mayor ang Mister kung meron dahil sobra ang layo ng Isabela sa Quezon City at sa may apartelle pa binaril, di ba parang motel yan?

    • doncleo

       baka hindi pulitika ito…hindi kaya driver-bodyguard  na lover pa?

      • batangpaslit

        driver for life eh? umaga, tanghali, at gabi? kung tutuo ang haka-haka, mahirap kung may mga kumpromiso ang kaulayaw—nababaril

  • rodben

    I’m sure still more politicians will kill up to election period, Gen. Purisima what happen now the very strict gun ban this time? Anyway if this politician is CORRUPT I guess RIP is  much better.

  • Rovingmoron

    Local politicians think that they’re not vulnerable to attacks. In politics, there are no permanent friends, but only permanent interests. Ipinagkanulo ka ng isa sa mga tauhan mo! Text lang ayos ka na. Pwede bang isa lang dapat ang makakaalam kung saan ang isang mayor or local na opisyal pupunta at maaring yung kanyang secretary lamang? Kaya kung may mangyari sa kanya sa kanyang pupuntahan ay isang tao lang ang dapat sisihin. And the secretary must be wise enough to answer questions as to the whereabouts of his boss. Mislead those who are asking questions because you never know if they want only to extract information.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Effective ang gun ban yung mga bad guys lang ang gumagala ng may baril…..gun ban o walang gun ban gumagala ang mga bad guys na may baril! Ang galing ng gun ban pati yung abogado, doctor at asst. prosecutor sa cebu patay………..

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    PURISIMA: BLESSING IN DISGUISE

    ANA: “Sabi ng bagong chief PNP, blessing in disguise daw ang nangyaring massacre sa Atimonan, Quezon. Ano ba’ng ibig sabihin no’n, alam mo?”

    LISA: “Obvious na mali ang ginamit na phrase ni Purisima na blessing in disguise ang pagratrat ni Marantan sa 13 victims, bagkos, isa itong EYE OPENER, o, ‘di ba?”

    CION: “Korek ka r’yan, ‘day. ‘Gaya na nga lang ng pagtigok sa mayor ng Maconacon, Isabela sa labas ng isang hotel sa QC, isa itong halimbawa ng eye opener, hindi blessing in disguise, porke nabibistong laging natutulog-sa-pansitan ang pulis. Hay juice kong mahabagin, Tang inumin n’yo!”

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe…
      ayos na drama ah

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

    effective talaga ang gun ban,ang may baril yung kriminal.tama ang hinala ko

    • batangpaslit

      ang law abiding citizen lang naman ang sumusunod sa batas
      talo nga palagi pag law abiding ka

      • tukmoldinako

        Gusto ko yang sinabi mo , kawawa talaga ang law abiding, tayo ang tatamaan.

        Hay umiral na naman ang mga gahaman sa pulitika, papatay ng tao makamit lang ang gusto, bad ,bad, bad , politics.

      • batangpaslit

        hindi naman kasi na carry out ng law enforcers and dapat gampanan nila eh
        tuloy ang helpless law abidiing citizen are left to the mercy of the lawless elements
        tapos, disarmed pa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    here we go, election season is officially open, come one come all! we have everything.. drama, comedy, action, sci-fi you name it we have it! witness the fascinating and unbelieveble characters this season! but don’t take my word for it, go see it for yourselves!! so fans around the world, young and old, we invite you to witness this season’s Philippine election and we promise you more drama, suspense, more mind boggling  and incredible action!! remember, It’s more fun in Philippines!! wooohooo!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    My condolences to the family of the victim, may she rest in peace….

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    May bodyguard nga kung hindi makapagdala ng baril dahil sa gun ban wala rin! kaya ayun patay ang amo at tinamaan pa siya…..siguro batuta lang dala ng bodyguard……..at least nakapukpok sa ulo siguro………RIP kay mayor!

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