By Jel Santos
The executive secretary of former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay was shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman in front of her house in Makati City Thursday night.
Makati police said 44-year-old Monaliza Bernardo sustained a gunshot wound in her right hand, and in the stomach.
Investigation showed that at around 8 p.m., Bernardo was shot while she was parking her car in Barangay Olympia, Makati. She just reportedly arrived from work.
She was shot once by one of the gunmen. The bullet went through her right hand to her stomach.
The motorcycle-riding men fled while Bernardo was rushed to the Makati Medical Center.
Witnesses told cops that the gunman was medium built and wearing blue shirt, denim pants, and a black helmet. His backrider was reportedly wearing a yellow polo-shirt and a black helmet.
Ryan Oguera, one of the witnesses, said he saw the suspects waiting in front of a nearby apartment. Another witness, Ronaldo Bohoyo concurred with the statement.
Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay has ordered the local police to thoroughly probe the shooting incident involving her brother’s executive secretary, saying she will not allow anyone destroy peace in the city.
“Tahimik at payapa kami dito sa Makati. Hindi ako papayag na sirain ito ng mga gustong manggulo sa aming lungsod. Inaatasan ko ang chief of police na gawin lahat para ma-resolba ang insidente at matukoy kung sino ang nasa likod nito (Here in Makati, it is peaceful. I will not allow anyone to sow chaos here. I ordered the Makati chief of police to do everything to solve the shooting incident and identify who was behind it),” she said.
“Inaatasan ko din ang barangay chairman na makipagtulungan sa mga pulis at agad na ibigay sa kanila ang CCTV footage at anumang materyales na magagamit sa imbestigasyon (I also ordered the barangay chairman to cooperate with the cops and to give the CCTV footage and any material that will be useful to the probe,” Binay added.