Woman killed in apparent robbery in QC


MANILA, Philippines— A housewife was shot dead Friday afternoon inside her home in Quezon City by robbers who made off with a laptop computer, a closed-circuit TV recorder and P600 in cash, police said.

Maria Elena Baladad, 49, was found by a nephew who lived with her at Mother Ignacia Street in Barangay Paligsahan.

Case investigator PO2 Marlon dela Vega said the break-in was discovered at around 2:30 p.m. Friday when the nephew got home from school.

Raymond Baladad told police that he was about to enter his aunt’s house when he noticed that the gate was slightly open. The main door was also ajar and the lights inside showed that the place had been ransacked.

Dela Vega said the victim’s bloodied body was found lying on its back inside a stockroom with the door slightly open.

He added that they are still looking for people who may have witnessed the break-in.

Police investigators discovered that the victim’s Acer laptop valued at P26,000 and a closed circuit television camera recorder were missing. Also taken was the woman’s wallet containing documents and P600 in cash.

Dela Vega said Baladad died from three gunshot wounds in the head and right arm.

Police said a caliber .38 revolver with five bullets and a spent shell were recovered inside the house. It was still unclear if the gun belonged to the robbers or the woman.

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  • catmanjohn

    Very disturbing to see how these scum bags have such little value for human life. Lets hope they  get caught and get terminated in prison by unexplainable and mysterious circumstances.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMIIFNNQOJFHJYBM5JVLFLHY2E Ronald


    • Corazon Ross

      kung sino nagsabi na 600 nanakaw eh baka sya may gawa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/B3DIOKH5T4VE46XHWECHMW33LI Treble of Legazpi

    Sounds funny but how was it established that only or exactly P600.00 was missing or taken by the robbers(s)?  Just asking.  And that gun in the crime scene speaks volume on who the REAL perpetrator/s is/are … 

  • $16638896

    mkhang pabor ang gun ban sa mga hinayupak na kriminal ah…

  • rjimenez1226

    parang imbento na istorya. paanong nalaman na may P600 tapos may gun pa. mwahahaha. hulihin ang reporter.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZB7YOTYYM4DYZCJYQQ7C6XXNCA Sam

    We happen to know the victim and her husband. She was a very kind woman with young kids. May you rest
    in peace Elena and may your loved ones find solace and strength in God’s grace.
    Our prayers that there will be justice and those people who have no respect for
    life and property dearly suffer and pay for their crime. May the perpetrator/s
    of this dastardly act rot in hell.

  • denicio lozada

    Investigate the Tanods of Brgy. Laging Handa! The cases of burglaries in the scout area and the morato area are so rampant. NAHAHALATA NA KASAGWAT ANG MGA TANOD BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BOTHER TO INVESTIGATE OR MONITOR THESE CASES IN THE AREA! Sana magising si Mayor Bautista. Linggo, linggo may nakawan sa scout area. 

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