Fortun's wife doing well after attempt on life


Posted at Feb 08 2014 11:03 AM | Updated as of Feb 10 2014 07:03 PM

MANILA – High-profile lawyer Raymond Fortun said he takes security very seriously now after the attempt on the life of his wife almost two months ago.

"We have taken certain measures," said Fortun in an interview with radio dzMM on Saturday.

Fortun's wife, Carol, was shot on the night of December 19 while alighting from her vehicle in front of their home in Las Piñas.

"She's doing well. 'Yun pong entry wound sa kanyang batok 50% healed na po. Same po doon sa kanyang exit wound," he said.

Fortun, who was on a wedding coverage on the night of the incident, said he is not ruling out the possibility that he was the main target.

"Ang nakikita sa case evidence na siya talaga yung tinitira. Pero hindi naman natin pwedeng alisin yung posibilidad na kung sino man ang gumawa nito ay sinamantala lang talaga na magpa-Pasko. Kung sino yung nadatnan nila, 'ito kapamilya ito, sige ikaw na lang' para meron silang resulta maibibigay doon sa kanilang mastermind," he said.

His wife, he said, is in charge of the finances of his law office.

"I've already decided to take a leave of absence sa aking hobby, yung pagsho-shoot ng mga wedding kasi somehow I blame myself for what happened to her, na wala ako, na katabi ko siya dapat, nung nangyari yung insidente na yan," he said.

Authorities have leads and they continue to investigate the case, Fortun said. He does not want authorities to rush the case.

"I want them also to be sure. Ayoko yung dadampot na lang sila ng kung sino lang dyan at sasabihin nila case closed," he said. "Sa akin, pagdating sa misis ko, just do it right. If you're not able to find the persons who shot my wife, walang problema."

At the end of the day, Fortun added that the task of securing his family is their responsibility.

"Dapat naman, tayo din naman ang gumagawa ng paraan para di tayo malalagay sa panganib. It's a responsibility on each of us to make sure that were always secured," he said.

The newly-hired spokesman of businessman Cedric Lee in his case against actor and television host Vhong Navarro considers it a miracle that his wife survived the attack.

"I am just thankful that God did not take my wife away from me and I'm going to take every opportunity and moment to be with her because life is short and I want to spend much time with her," he said.

Right now, the couple is participating in a weekend marriage seminar to further strengthen their relationship.

"I want to take care of her, to protect her and I want to spend much time with her. We're doing very well and she's doing absolutely great. It's a miracle that she's still alive," he said.