Woman dies at jeepney robbery in Manila


MANILA, Philippines—A woman reportedly died of gunshot from a robber who she tried to fight with in Manila before dawn Wednesday, police said.

Police Officer 2 Jose Gumilan of Manila Police District’s Homicide Division said a passenger jeepney was travelling along the southbound lane of R. Papa Street when the unidentified suspect posed as passenger and rode the jeepney, only to declare a heist at gun point around 4:05 a.m.

Gumilan said the unidentified fatality allegedly refused to surrender her belongings. This reportedly prompted the suspect to point a gun at her and fired twice, hitting her at the left portion of her face.

The fatality lost an undetermined amount of money and belongings, while another victim, Mary Jane Indiong, 30, lost her wallet containing roughly P30,000, assorted ID cards, a cell phone worth P10,000 and a computer tablet worth P15,000.

After hearing the shots, the driver pulled over so as to let other passengers scamper out of the jeepney.

A spent shell from a suspected .45-caliber pistol was recovered from the crime scene, Gumilan said.

He said the fatality was described to be around 20 to 22-years-old with white complexion, about 5’2” in height and had a long blond hair, while the suspect was described to be around 30 to 35 years old, 5’8” in height , medium built, with dark complexion, and had a long hair.

The victim was rushed to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, but died while undergoing treatment. The victim was transferred to a police morgue for autopsy and safe keeping.

The case was placed for further investigation.

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  • go88

    bring back the death penalty!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      you cannot scare criminals with death penalty, give all your belongings if somebody poked a gun on you!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZMZLC72EBFRL7AT5ERBT4WQESE ChL

        I’m willing to bet on the proposition that death penalty will deter crime, i.e. crime rate in a society will be much lower if death penalty is legal. Just look at Singapore, Korea and Japan. Mas masaya kung pag meron nang death penalty, masampulan mga plunderers na 95% ay pulitiko.

      • Loggnat

         At least death penalty will make sure that the killer will not have the opportunity to kill another person. It will also permanently remove a criminal predator that will prey on the law abiding citizens of the country.

      • billijo

        Look at China. They have the death penalty for many things. Yet they exercute people every day. State of Texas leads the entire free world in exercutions and there are still many people killied by crooks. Show me any examples and I can show you multiple example to disprove that the death penalty does not work.

      • go88

         Maybe death penalty cannot scare the criminals but it will make them pay dearly if they pull the trigger. I never carry much money on me and will give it if somebody pokes a gun at me …
        but there is no garantee he won’t pull the trigger afterwards esp. if the guys is an addict. If ever the guy is close, I can see he doesn’t know how to handle the gun … and I can  distract him I will apply the death penalty to him myself, instantly..

      • billijo

        You mean you would probably end up like this yound and dumb woman. It makes no more sense for you to kill someone to protect your money than it does for someone to kill you in order to take your money from you. Killing for money is a form of greed no matter the reason.

      • Loggnat

        Killing the criminal is not to protect the money. It is to eliminate a threat and to decrease the number of criminals in the country. There is a law in Florida that if a law abiding citizen feels that his life is threatened in a situation, he has a right to defend himself and eliminate the source of the threat by deadly force if necessary. The Philippines might want to study that law and see if it can be applied in the Philippines.

      • billijo

        You are wrong about the Florida Law. It states as long as you feel threatened (not in danger of loosing your life) you can use deadly force to defend yourself. It is the most unjust law in America today. Anyone and anybody can feel threatened for any reason,they don’t even need to prove a threat.Only need to say that they felt threatened. Well some people here have unreasonable fears of all young African American and Hispanic people. BESIDES WHO IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHO SHOULD BE ELIMINATED.It sounds like revenge to me. Maybe it would be easier and safer if you were to move to Florida and help them eliminate some of their criminals since you are so civic minded.

      • Loggnat

        I live in Florida. :))

      • Loggnat

        If you did kill somebody when you are defending yourself and/or your family, you still have to justify it during the investigation of the incident by the police. The law enforcement department will then forward the result of the investigation to the justice department who will decide to file or not to file charges against you. :)) You did not think it’s that easy to get away with it, ha? :))

  • D L

    Thanks God P-Noy doesn’t ride jeepneys, when he is safe the country is safe as well.

    We shouldn’t forget only thanks to P-Noy hard work the crime is down.

    • sk2tk

       parang pati un KABOBOHAN mo eh gusto mo na din ISISI kay PNOY eh…

  • gmaisthebestpresident

    Mayor Lim sana mahuli ninyo iyong suspect at manlaban sa mga pulis habang nakasakay sa patrol car para mabawasan naman ang lahi nila.

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

    dapat pag nahuli patay agad para mbawasan ang pasaway sa lipunan,tingnan mo ang davao city

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    according ot boyretardado… kasalanan ni GMA yan.

    • sk2tk

      buti alam mo. Dating bataan ni GMA yan holdaper na yan, eh wala na MAKURAKOT mula ng maging presidente si PNOY, ayun, holdap na lng ang lakad.

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        parang hacienda luisita na hinoldap na ayaw isauli sa mga magsasaka.

  • kismaytami

    Another incident that would end up in police blotter. Ika nga ni PO1 Butas Salongpuwet “Wala ho kaming magagawa riyan.”

  • gikiness

    may karma, kakarmahin din ang mga masamang taong  yun

  • Ren Parong

    cctv on every passenger jeep? importers of cctv eqpmnts are making a mint.

  • filipino_patriot

    sana mabasa ito ng mga kontra sa death penalty! mga hypocrite kayo!

  • tilamsik

    Ito ang ipinagiimbita ng Dept. of Tourism?………..  the best slogan is not “Its more fun in the Philippines”…. what tourists want to hear is .. ITS SAFER IN THE PHILIPPINES….

    • hennagaijin

      More fun in Ermita but this is SCARY

  • themask celestial

    Normal happening on Tondo, where I live. The holdupers board on the jeepney terminal and not just flag the jeepney on the middle of the trip. They always announce the holdup on the same place on all their operations. The place is in the middle of neighboorhood, thus it can easily be guarded. They were some victims died, some victims hurt and it always happen almost daily.  I complained to precint 2 in Tondo (Sto. Nino Church detachment), send an email to Mayor Lim office and received a response (not reallly sure if they responded with just sake of responding). Come to think of it, there are so many ways to capture these criminals, and yet the policement of precinct 2 Tondo and Don Bosco detachment, Brgs119, 120, 121 and 123 of Zone 9 and the office of Mayor Lim just turned their eyes blind and ear deaf. Nakakasawa na.  Pity those working in the call centers that are usually the victims of this crimes. To City Hall mayor mahiya naman kayo.

    • D L

      Media doesn’t report the daily holdups, unless there is a victim.

      Public should be better informed not to carry any valuables at night when riding PUVs, only carry what you won’t bother to lose.

      No loot there will be no holdups, police is useless since most of them are corrupted, they won’t risk their lives.

      All hospitals must be obliged by law to provide full free care to victims of holdups or face harsh penalties, the victims also should have the right to change the hospital (e.g. to be moved from the nearest public hospital ER to St. Luke), then we’ll see more people confronting the robbers.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

        What if that is her pay for 1 week of struggle to work at night?

    • dennis soliman

       don’t live in tondo anymore dude!

  • p00rd0y

    pag ganitong scenario buti pay ibigay sa holdaper ang gusto, mababawi naman yan… pero ang buhay HINDING HINDI NA….

  • Albarirex

    sana hindi na siya nanlaban…e wala ka ng laban, nakatutok na sayo ang baril.  Isipin nalang natin na ang pera ay nahahanap pa…pero ang buhay ay nag iisa lang yan..hindi puede mahanap or mapalitan…don’t resist the hold-upper dahil mga bangag yun..wala yun sa katinuan…..


    Vote Nancy Binay for Senator. Isama ninyo na din si Erap sa pagiging Mayor.

    • noyab


    • amapangarap

      iboto nyo na rin yung aso nila for bgy capt and pusa for councilors

  • Operation Merdeka

    Its more fun?….

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

    ANG  HOLDAPER  NA  RIN  NA  ITO ANG  NAG SENTENCIA  SA  SARILI  NYA !  Ang  hatol  nya  sa sarili nya ay kamatayan ! Sa mga  kamag anak nitong holdaper na to, maghanda  na  kayo  ng pampalibing, hindi  papayag si idol dirty Harry  na  magtagal  pa ito ng isang linggo. . .

  • charlie_oscar

    Headline should read:

    Shabu zombies roam streets after dark

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

    killing this piece of trash would be way better than charging him in court. hopefully the police  would catch him and shoot off his d1ck.

  • amapangarap

    dami dala pera nung isa tapos nag jeep lang?

    • dxdaistar

       palusot lang yon kasi nahiya naman sya na pera nya 30pesos lang.

      • amapangarap


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