Suspect in robbery-slay of PLM cum laude graduate yields

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MANILA, Philippines – One of the two suspects in the robbery-killing of a Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila cum laude graduate surrendered to police, the office of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said Monday.

Chief Superintendent Alex Gutierrez, Manila Police District Director, said the suspect, identified as Melvin Balajadia, 29, was taken in Tacloban City where he had gone into hiding.

The report submitted to Lim said Balajadia initially decided to surrender to Senior Superintendent Roderick Mariano, MPD-Station 7 commander, and Barangay (village) Chairman Renato Jimenez of Tambunting after his father Alvino was arrested for power pilferage.

He identified the other suspect as Gerald Camua, who he claimed was the one who shot the victim.

Balajadia said Camua, 27, remained in hiding. He added that killing was not part of their plan when they held up the jeepney passengers.

Meanwhile, Lim ordered that appropriate charges be filed against Camua and Balajadia. Both were said to be members of the notorious “Sigue-Sigue Sputnik Gang” and residents of Tambunting in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Last March 6, Christine Dawn Concepcion, a resident of Caloocan City and an employee of a posh hotel in Makati, was aboard a jeepney along with other passengers when the suspects declared a holdup as the vehicle reached the corner of Rizal Avenue and Tambunting Street in Sta. Cruz at around 4 a.m.

Concepcion was reportedly shot in the head with a .45 caliber pistol when she refused to hand over her bag and valuables.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    dito pa lang, hula ko MANG-AAGAW ng baril ng guard ito, resulitng in an accidental death. hehehe.

    • otire

      dapat mahuli muna yung isa bago ang script na yan, para mabawasan mga pasaway…

      • batangpaslit

        ayos na panukala….gawing ibing pipit si hold upper

    • pepito gwaps

      Hindi pd yong script na yon dito kasi sumuko na nga eh…bakit mang aagaw pa ng baril.

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        Ikaw naman, lahat pwede kay Dirt Harry.

         Picture this scenario that has been done many times before: 1) Cops accompany the suspect to the crime scene to do a reenactment, while in the police mobile, suspect grabs the gun of the police escort, cops and suspect grapple for the gun and the suspect is hit; 2) suspect is brought to the ospital ng maynila for the sop medical exam prior to filing of charges, same scenario happens where the suspect grabs the gun of his police escort along the way and suspect turns up dead. 

      • batangpaslit

        sana sa pag suko nia mag ibong pipit sia para masilo na rin ang mga kasamahan nia

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Bakit, porke ba sumuko sya e wala na syang karapatang mang-agaw ng baril o magbago ng isip. E sabi nga ng suspect e “killing was not part of their plan when they hold-up the jeepney”, so pwede rin na grabbing the police escort’s gun is not part of his plan when he surrenders.
          Wag mo ng problemahin yung script! Marami silang magaling na script writer sa City Hall.

    • batangpaslit

      galing na prediction ah

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

    patayin na yan ,as if na nag agaw ng baril.para wala ng problema and justice is done

    • batangpaslit

      gandang panukala

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

    The victim was shot in the head when she refused to handover her bag. WTF dapat sa mga d3monyong ito ay binabaril din sa ulo!!!

    • batangpaslit

      tit for tat eh

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    ipalapa sa mga pating sa kulungan… at ng maturuan ng leksyon yan!

    • batangpaslit

      puede rin para matanim sa isip ang ginawa nilang malaking kamalian

  • wilms1963

    demonyo kayo…tagal ko na kayong nakikitang pagala-gala dyan….sana pati may hawak sa inyong mga pulis at mga brgy chairmen makulong na rin

    • batangpaslit

      hindi pa yan galit si Wilms

  • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

    Kailan kaya dadaan ito sa office ni mayor? Hmmmm

    • batangpaslit

      sana nga while on his way to see the Mayor, may milagrong mangyari

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RRFGBCEJ6OURIE3PW3I5YCH3FQ Hideki

    Ang dami na nasasayang na buhay ..yun pang may magandang kinabukasan ang pinapatay ng mga kriminal ngunit wala p din ginagawa ang mga mambabatas na buhayin ang DEATH PENALTY..at mismo ang presidente ang may ayaw..wala na talaga pag asa ang pinas sa paglaganap ng krimen…ang solusyon na lang ay mag armas tayo para may laban kahit papano sa mga kriminal

    • batangpaslit

      i fully concur

  • regie

    mayor lim makakaperwisyo pa ho yan pag kinasuhan baka maabswelto pa ho yan….

    • batangpaslit

      kaya minsan Ric, gusto ko rin ang vigilante eh
      basta lang ba ang madale ay ang mga ungas talaga. tama, gastos pa pag kinasuhan.
      pakainin, gastos ng oras ng police, fiscal, judges, and witnesses para madiin sa korte
      tapos may peligro pa nga ma maabsuelot
      kung naka Cal .45 ang salarin, ibig sabihin may access sia sa militar

  • batangpaslit

    ang anak holdupper at killer
    ang ama ay magnanakaw ng kuryente
    dapat sila ang mapatay, hindi ang matalinong estudiante

  • batangpaslit

    life or bag?
    sana binigay na lang ang bag nia
    nangyari sa akin ‘yan eh.
    walo kaming “pasahero” sa FX. puno ang FX.
    ‘yon pala, ang anim kasama ang drier mga hold upper.
    binigay ko ang dalawa kong celfons, pero kinuha ko ang SIM card.
    lalaban sana ako. pero ang sa likod na pasahero binantaan na babarilin pag lumaban ako.
    so, sabi ko sa kasama ko, ibigay ko lahat ng pera bigyan lang kami ng pamasahe puwi.
    nang binaba kami, i remember very well the kind of FX and the face of my “fellow” passengers that victimized me.
    ‘yon the following wk, may balita na FX operator nadisgrasya kasama ang ibang “pasahero”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

      Minsan kc masyado tayong nagiging attached sa material possesions natin. Sometimes we work so hard for it that we overlook that our life is more valuable than just a high end cellphone.

      An Engr friend of mine was inside a Computer shop with his family is Las Pinas when suddenly 3 armed men barge in and announced a hold up. At first he thought its a practical joke. He only realized it was for real nung pinukpok sya sa noo ng .45. His first instict was to run out to his car, grab his CZ 9mm and shot it out with the robbers. But he realized he will be putting his whole family in a crossfire. He just gave the robbers all they ask for. As the robbers run out, he stood up to gave a chase but his wife grabs him. As it was 3 againts 1 + the life of his whole family will be at risk, he just let them get away. I told him he had done the right thing. Even if he shoot down the 3 robbers, if his son or daugther was hit in the crossfire, that will be something that he would regret for the rest of his life. Better be safe than sorry, what ever the robbers had taken away, he was able to buy something better in just few months.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Ang mga ganyan uring tao hindi na dapat ikulong at pakainin ng gobyerno at kapag nakapagpyansa’t nakalaya ay gagawa ulit ng krimen. Para sa akin dapat alisan na yan ng karapatang mabuhay…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7V73GUXKCEREGGTKG5RRFTW7EI Mikhail Jiorge

    Kaya hirap mag punta ng manila kapag hindi pa nakabukas ang LRT ng 5:00AM kilala na ang taft at Rizal Ave…Haven ng mga pusakal na halang ang bituka na kriminal.Kahit 4:00AM na me mga ganyan pa na tirador…Sana di nalang nya ipinagpalit ang buhay nya sa mga bagay na ikakasanhi ng mitsa ng buhay…di mo rin masisi mahilig tayo sa mga gadget para ba IN ang dating.

    Sana yung mga taong yan. Na halang ang bituka yan nalang masagasaan ng rumaragasang bus sa taft o mabangga ng tren sa blumentritt pag silay sabog na sa pinagbabawal na gamot o sa pagtakas nila pagkatapos ng krimen kung di sila masawata..hindi yung mga taong mga me kapaki pakinabang pa.Pag ako nakakita ng ganyan at alam ko tirador baka sipain ko pa ulo nila humiwalay sa katawan nila….Buti nga sa inyo halang ang bituka..

    Ke sarap nga naman talaga maging vigilante na kung mala rambo o chucknorris dating mo..sa bansa na bakla ang style nang pamamahala

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    sana mang-agaw ng baril….todas ka…

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