Manila Police District probes ambush of EARIST head, pal

MANILA Police District (MPD) chief, P/Brig. General Vicente Danao, Jr. has ordered a thorough probe into the attempt on the life of the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez lnstitute of Science and Technology (EARIST) president which resulted in her injuries and that of her companion last May 2 in Paco, Manila.

It was learned from a report at the MPD-Station 10 that the victim was  identified as Editha Pillo, 60, president of EARIST and residing at No. 15132 Antonio Isip St., Paco and Catalino Buenvenida, 52, chief of the motorpool services of EARIST and residing at Unit 34 20 Tower 2, Sun Residences, Mayon St.,  Quezon City. The lone motorcycle-riding gunman who escaped, remains unidentified.

The two victims are reportedly out of danger and are now recuperating from their wounds.  Pillo got hit in the back while Buenvenida sustained a gunshot wound in the left arm during the ambush that took place at 6:56 a.m. at the corner of Pedro Gil and Antonio Isip Streets in Paco.