Woman shot dead in QC after attending church


MANILA, Philippines – A 63-year-old woman was gunned down Sunday morning by one of two motorcycle-riding men soon after she and her daughter left a church in Quezon City.

Estrella Quides of Kaimito Street, Area B in Payatas village died on spot from bullet wounds to the head and the right side of the body, police said.

According to the victim’s daughter, Percella, 21, she and her mother were walking when she heard bursts of gunfire from behind only to find out that the shots had been directed at her mother.

The gunman fled on a black motorcycle driven by an accomplice.

Senior Police Officer 1 Eric Lazo of the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) said that the killing took place around 8:30 a.m. at the corner of San Juan Bautista and Sto Niño de Payatas Streets in Payatas A village, several meters from the Mother of the Divine Providence Parish on San Juan Evangelista Street.

According to Lazo, Estrella and Percella had just left the church after hearing Mass and were walking home when the gunman trailed them.

He said that mother and daughter did not realize that they were being followed until the shots rang out and the elderly woman fell to the ground bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Percella told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that before she and her mother entered the church, she had observed two men standing across the main door of the church.

“I noticed that they (two men) were looking at us intently as we entered the parish but we decided to ignore them,” she said.

After the Mass, the victim and her daughter went out of the church, but they did not see the two men. They were walking home side by side, the daughter said, when she suddenly heard successive gunfire. “I just heard the shots from behind us and was shocked to see my mother had been shot,” Percella told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Lazo said that scene of the crime office (SOCO) personnel recovered two empty shells from a .45 pistol at the site of the shooting.

The case investigator theorized that the killing could have something to do with a land dispute involving the victim. But he added that other angles are also being investigated.

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  • Pert Cabatana

    this is incomprehensible. How would anyone want to kill a helpless old woman? What’s going on in our country? 

  • Donardo Cuago

    DIYOS KO PO!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

    Grabeh saan kukuha ng lakas yung matandang babae na 63 years old sa tama ng baril talagang patay yan. Happened during during gun ban. Sana wag muna alisin sa civilian yung priviledge to own a gun and carry with approriate papers like license, ptc/ ptt  until the pulis can confidently restore the peace and order. IMHO

  • caloyski65

    kung lang dispute ang isang posibleng dahilan ng pagpatay eh pa imbestigahan agad yun ka alitan nila sa lupa….

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

    pag nahuli nyo sir,patayin na agad ,davao city style

  • Bonggebongge


  • MNLFoodcritic

    Wala nang silbi ang PNP pagdating sa riding in tandem. Kung gusto ng PNP makahuli ng riding in tandem ay magkunwari lang silang customer na naghahanap ng hired killer, marami silang mahuhuli. Alam nila ito, pero ayaw lang nilang kumilos. Anong silbi pa ng PNP? Bat pa sila may hati sa buwis na binabayad natin?

  • Horst Manure

    This is the problem and will be the problem when you have a DOJ and Judiciary all as phoney as a glass eye 

  • ben311

    ang lupit na sa pinas …kaya lang manhid na tayo sa ganyan !

  • ben311

    ‘sting’  operation lang on how to catch riding in tandem gang !!!
    sabi nga ng iba dito.

  • XY ZEE

    It’s more fun to be shot while attending mass in the Philippines.

  • napa modesto

    OMG! How did this happen? Hindi ba alam nang kriminal na may gun ban? After yung gun ban dapat wala nang gun crimes! Ska after nung gun ban dapat may world peace na!

    Gun ctrl is BS!

  • cute79

    nakakatakot talaga sa pinas.kaliwat kanan ang holdapan kahit sa mall di safe,pakiramdam ko kahit san di safe dahil kahit sariling tahanan may akyat bahay.Napanood ko sa Ted failon ang tagal na pala ang batas di man lang naamendahan kahit marami ng nangyayari wala man lang aksyon ang mambabatas sa pilipinas.di tulad ng ibang bansa aksiyon agad pag may kelangan baguhin sa batas.Dapat yan mga holdaper ,akyat bahay ,rape ,murder walang piyansa at habang buhay bilango para di na mkaya yang mga hayop na kriminal na yan.Ngayon labas pasok lang mga hayop na walang bitukang mga yan,kundi nkapagpiyansa nakatakas.sana mangyari din sa mga mambabatas,pangulo ,pinamtaas na posisyon sa pulisya or sa mga pamilya nila yong manakawan at ano pang krimen para magising sila.

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Kasi po ang mga mambabatas pag nanalo ang iniisip e paano makagawa ng pera at hindi makagawa ng batas. Dapat hindi mambabatas ang tawag diyan kundi manggagatas!

  • kunsabagay

    tsk tsk napano na ba ang bansa natin at pati matatanda ay binabaril ng walang awa

  • rethinking_madness

    Killing in the public places has become a common sight in our country. The inability of our government to penalize the criminals emboldens them to commit more crimes.

    The Palace looks at a crime like this as an isolated case. No wonder the culture of impunity is haunting our people.

  • Hey_Dudes

    If the clamor for banning guns in society succeed which is to say – hellle will freeze over a thousand times for something like it to succeed in the country, isn’t it about time the ban on motorcycle duo tandem also take off?  After all, it is people who kills people not just guns and motorcycles.

  • speedstream2

    Isn’t it time for the authorities to give really serious attention to crimes by riding in tandem criminals? Given its police powers and in furtherance of public safety, can’t the government altogether ban riding in tandem? Sure, it’s going to be an unpopular move and will raise a howl of protest, but too many persons have been victimized by riding in tandem assassins, hold-uppers, snatchers and other lawless elements. And, yes, heightened police visibility is badly needed.

    • yuy093017

      Police Powers??? asan po.. sa checkpoint pa lang.. plainview lang, no body frisking, no asking of questions sa mga rider other than what the sop says, no opening of uboxes sa mc, kung ayaw magbukas ng mga bintana ng sasakyan hindi pwedeng pilitin, etc,etc..comelec law at human rights violation daw pag di sinunod. Kung pulis ka at nakapatay ka ng kriminal..kakasuhan ka kasi rubout, whew.. di na ata uso ang police powers…kaya asahan natin di basta basta masusugpo ang krimen.

  • kilabot

    crime is down, according to pnp. 
    just an isolated case, nothing to worry about; 
    susmaryosep santisima purisima.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    The police are helpless when crimes are committed by motorcyclists. Those criminals can escape easily even in congested traffic, it’s about time that the police train patrol squads with powerful motorcycles fully equipped with radios and cameras that can race to the crime scenes and beat them with speed and communications A special call number must also be assigned for citizens to alert the police of criminal incidents by mobile phones.

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