Erap vows justice for road rage victim


Posted at Jul 27 2016 02:53 PM

Student hit by stray bullet gets aid

Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Wednesday vowed to bring to justice the suspect in the fatal shooting of a biker in a road rage incident in Quiapo earlier this week.

The mayor said he has directed the Manila Police District (MPD) to capture Vhon Tanto, suspect in the shooting of biker Mark Vincent Geralde.

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“I have directed the MPD to see to it that the culprit is captured and brought to court to face charges. To the family of Mr. Geralde, our condolence. I assure you that justice will be given,” he said.

Tanto has reportedly expressed his intent to surrender to authorities.

There is a flash alert issued for the suspect's Hyundai Eon, the MPD said.


Estrada also assured that all necessary assistance will be given to an 18-year-old student who was hit by a stray bullet during Monday's road rage incident.

Rocel Bondoc, a college sophomore, was hit in the spinal cord by a stray bullet from Tanto's gun.

She remains in critical condition at an intensive care unit (ICU) of the Mary Chiles Hospital.

Estrada said he personally knows Bondoc and recommended her admission to the city-run Universidad de Manila (UDM).

"Rocel is one of our city scholars, a bright student and has a very bright future ahead. It pains me to see her in the hospital, wounded," he said with a promise to help Bondoc get back to her studies.

Bondoc is an orphan and lives with her grandmother in Quiapo, near the scene of the shooting.