Firm exec shot dead by man on motorbike
MANILA, Philippines?A manager of a merchandising firm was shot dead by a motorcycle-riding man who was irked at the victim for allegedly hurling invectives at him during a traffic altercation before dawn Saturday in Quezon City. Jonder Jao died of gunshot wounds while his companion, Stephen Balbuena, was slightly injured as the suspect shot at them. Chief Inspector Benjamin Elenzano Jr., of the Quezon City Police District?s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, said Jao was driving an Isuzu Supercarry while the unidentified gunman rode a motorcycle. The shooting incident happened at around 1 a.m. Saturday along E. Rodriguez Street near Araneta Avenue in Quezon City. Jao, a resident of Prominent Place in San Juan City, is the manager of Tugatog Trading while Balbuena, 31, is a messenger at the same establishment. Elenzano said the traffic altercation began along Araneta Avenue near N.S. Amoranto Avenue when the motorcycle rider allegedly cut into the Supercarry?s path. Irked, Jao allegedly chased the motorcycle until they were side by side. ?The victim allegedly hurled invectives at the suspect while both vehicles were moving. The suspect then got angry and shot at the Supercarry while in motion,? Elenzano told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The gunman then sped away on his motorcycle. Police are still looking for the motorcycle-riding gunman who remains unidentified. Julie M. Aurelio
MANILA, Philippines?Delano Madamba Valera of the Bureau of Internal Revenue?s Regional District Office in Baguio City, passed on last September 2. He was 76 years old. Valera, a lawyer, is survived by his wife, Ma. Flabeth Olivares Valera, children Antonina and Jose Antonio Ma. Perez, Stephanie Beatriz, grandchildren Jose Delano Perez and Jose Dominique Perez. His body lies at the Congressional Village Clubhouse in Project 8, Quezon City. Interment will be at La Loma Cemetery on Tuesday, September 7 after a mass at 9 a.m.