EARIST president, another exec survive Manila ambush
MANILA, Philippines — The president and another official of the Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) were hurt following an ambush that happened on May 2 in Paco, Manila, the Manila Police District (MPD) reported on Wednesday.
MPD’s Pandacan Police Station reported that EARIST President Editha Pillo, 60, and Catalino Buenvenida, 52, chief of the school’s Transportation and Motorpool Services, were on board a sports utility vehicle along Pedro Gil corner Antonio Street when two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen fired multiple shots at their car.
The gunmen espcaed toward P. Quirino Avenue in Paco, Manila while victims, altough wounded, managed to drive themselves to the Manila Doctors Hospital.
Pillo sustained gunshot wounds in the body while Buenvenida sustained gunshot wound on her left forearm.
Lt. Col. Erwin Dayag, acting station commander of Pandacan police station, confirmed to INQUIRER.net that both victims are now in stable condition.
Police recovered two pieces of empty shells and one piece slug of unknown caliber firearm inside the victims’ vehicle and will be turned over to the MPD’s Scene of the Crime Operatives for ballistic examination.
Five days since the incident happened, Dayag said the police are still conducting investigation, however, there is no significant lead yet to determine the identity of the gunmen.
“Ongoing pa yung investigation, ang dami pang angle pero wala pa ring concrete na mapipinpoint na suspect,” he told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. /jpv
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