ANGELES CITY – A scion of a wealthy family who owns several real property developments here and other parts of Pampanga has offered P3 million for any information that would lead to the capture of the still unidentified gunman who shot but missed him recently.
Jeffrey Dizon, 48, eldest son of the founders of St. Catherine Realty, called a press conference last Saturday to denounce what he described as an attempt to his life in the evening of February 29 and offered the reward for the arrest of the perpetrator.
On the said date, he was meeting with his assistant inside his home located in one of his family’s subdivisions in Barangay Pandan here when his phone rang and had to step outside due to weak cellphone signal.
“I was just a few steps away from the door when we heard a single gunfire. An unknown gunman shot at me while I was at home but missed. The bullet hit the concrete wall near where I was standing at the time,” he said.
After reporting the incident to the police, a team was sent to Dizon’s house to investigate. There they found not just one, but three punctured holes on the different parts of the outisde wall. No slug was recovered.
Dizon believed that someone shot at his home on different occasions. His house is located in a vast lot and the closest house to his is at least 100 meters away – the home of his mother and two of his siblings.
He said he does not have any enemy. “I do not know who is trying to kill me and I do not have any enemies.”
Dizon disclosed that the only possible dispute he knows of is a “business matter involving the family corporation.”
“To be clear, I cannot believe that any of my siblings are involved in any plot to have me exterminated. I have no suspect at the moment. I am not accusing anyone... I am just stating the facts and events that transpired,” he said.
He said that when policemen inspected his home, they had told him that the holes on the wall seemed to come from a cal. 5.56mm rifle.
Dizon said that Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia already assigned policemen to protect his family. He said Sermonia and city police director Col. Joyce Patrick Sangalang both promised to resolve the attempt on his life and arrest the perpetrator in the soonest possible time.
He said that he hopes the P3 million reward money would further speed the resolution of the case and that he will only give the reward if the gunman is caught alive since he also wants to know if there are accomplices or a mastermind in the failed attempt on his life.