Cebu traffic enforcer finds wounded businessman in car


CEBU CITY, Philippines—A traffic enforcer found a bloodied businessman inside his BMW car in Barangay (village) Carreta in Cebu City late Thursday afternoon.

Renato Generoso, area supervisor of Cebu City Integrated Traffic Operations Management (Citom), was inspecting the traffic signs in Carreta on board his motorcycle past 5 p.m. when a BMW drove up alongside him.

Then he saw the driver of the vehicle with a wound on the right cheek, asking for help.

He told the driver to pull over and called up the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation for help. Before the paramedics arrived, a woman appeared and identified herself as Viola Lim, wife of the victim, Edgar, 49.

Generosa said Viola took Edgar to a private hospital where he was operated on for a gunshot wound in the stomach. A bullet also grazed his right cheek.

Generoso said the victim claimed he was driving at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City when an unidentified assailant on board a motorcycle fired at him from behind.

Although wounded, the victim continued driving until he was able to ask for help.

Scene of the Crime Operatives found two bullet holes at the rear portion of the car. Bullets had also shattered the rear windshield and rear right window, said Leonides Casul of SOCO.

SPO4 Rey Cuyos, police investigator, said Viola didn’t know of anyone who would want to kill her husband, whose was into “networking.”

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  • imongredneck

    According to the local paper Lim is an illegal gambling “lord”, on bail.

    • MNLFoodcritic

       Correct. Read the Sun Star Daily. Much better national newspaper than Inquirer. www,sunstar,com,ph/cebu/local-news/2013/03/15/swertres-financier-survives-ambush-272997   just change the commas into dots.

  • Reynaldo Tordillo

    “…was inspecting the traffic signs on board his motorcycle…when a BMW drove up alongside him”

    ??? cmon mr reporter sir..your headline is erroneous!
    dont you think a more appropriate headline would be – “wounded businessman finds cebu traffic enforcer in his motorcycle inspecting traffic signs” :-))

    good early morning smile though..thanks

    • Albert

      It is a Visaya speeky de englisch
      Dont english him, he panic.

  • Jose Mateo S. Boza

    I wonder: Vendetta, or Vigilante?

  • Night


    • koolkid_inthehouse

      siya yung me utos.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    of course the husband is not telling the wife the other side of his life. he might be supporting a concubine.

  • Manuel_II

    SPO4 Rey Cuyos, police investigator, said Viola didn’t know of anyone
    who would want to kill her husband, whose was into “networking.”

    In the Philippines Networking and Pyramiding is synonymous to Ponzi scheme, i would not be surprised if someone is after his head. bytheway, I just wow on the BMW car, lmao.

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