- Former Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay’s secretary was shot as she entered her house
- The victim was rushed to the Makati Medical Center and she went through a surgery
- Binay said that the incident could be politically motivated
Former Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay’s executive assistant was shot by riding in tandem as she entered her house on Thursday night.
KAMI learned that the victim was identified as Monaliza “Monette” Bernardo, 44 years old. In a report by the ABS-CBN News (authors Dexter Ganibe and Anjo Bagaoisan), Bernardo came from a campaign meeting when she went home at around 8 p.m.
The suspects were seen riding on a motorcycle. Both were wearing helmets and then drove towards the South Avenue and then to Barasoain Street. According to some witnesses, the assailants were already observing the place before the shooting happened.
Bernardo’s right hand was wounded as the bullet went through her stomach. The executive assistant was rushed to the Makati Medical Center to go through surgery, as reported by the GMA News.
Binay posted a statement on Facebook saying that Bernardo has been his friend for 30 years ever since they started working in the Sangguniang Kabataan. The former mayor also said that the incident could be politically related.
"Mabait po siya na tao, walang po siyang kaaway, kaya nalulungkot po ako na baka nadamay siya sa laban ko sa pulitika. Sana naman ay hindi," Binay said.
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