ABS-CBN staff hurt in Mandaluyong robbery


Posted at Sep 22 2012 03:40 PM | Updated as of Sep 23 2012 07:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An account executive of ABS-CBN and a companion were rushed to a hospital after they were shot by robbers along Florante St. Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong early Saturday.

The injured victims were identified as 40-year-old Jade Gonzales, who is an account executive of ABS-CBN, and 33-year-old advertising manager Pedro Orpiano.

The victims told police that they asked a group of men onboard a tricycle for directions to a fastfood place in Mandaluyong.

They followed the tricycle around Mandaluyong, but the suspects allegedly led them to a dead end, where they were shot and robbed of their cash and cellphones.

Gonzales’s sister, Rachel, said his brother is now confined at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

Police are now investigating footage from a closed circuit television (CCTV) footage installed in the area where the robbery took place. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM