Road rage victim and fiancee were all set to tie the knot

Art Fuentes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 28 2017 10:25 PM

Anthony Mendoza and Fredison Atienza. Composite

Please give us peace and surrender.

This is the appeal of the fiancée of the slain motorcycle rider to the man who allegedly shot and killed him. 

"Sumuko na siya. May pamilya siya. Alam niya kung gaano kasakit yung pinagdadaanan ko," said Marian Reginaldo, fiancée of Anthony Mendoza.

"Patahimikin nya po kami, patahimikin din nya yung pinatay nya. Yun lang po yung panawagan ko. Makonsensya siya," she said.

Reginaldo was set to marry Mendoza before the latter was killed in an apparent road-rage incident, allegedly by Fredison Atienza. 

In an interview over radio DZMM, Reginaldo said that everything was already set for their wedding. They already bought rings and even had a house for them to move into. All that was left was for them to say their vows.

Reginaldo said she and Mendoza had been together since 2004 in high school. They promised to finish their studies first before getting married. 

While she worked as a teacher in Singapore, Mendoza worked as an IT professional in the Philippines. They had already made plans for their life together before tragedy struck.

The victim's brother, Michael Mendoza, said that he was riding pillion with Anthony last February 25 when they were almost hit by an SUV at the corner of D. Tuazon and Quezon Avenue.

After a heated exchange of words, the driver of the SUV pulled out a gun and shot Anthony in the head.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar named the suspect as Fredison "Sonson" Atienza, a high-roller poker player. 

QCPD verified his identity based on CCTV footage of his car plate. 

Atienza has reportedly already sent surrender feelers, even as the police continue manhunt operations against him. 

Reginaldo, meanwhile, said she hopes the death of her fiancé will be the last fatal road rage incident. 

"Sana kami na ang huli," she said.