BALANGA CITY — A 33-year-old online seller was shot dead reportedly by her live-in partner in a fit of jealousy inside their rented apartment in Barangay Sibacan here Sunday.
City police chief Lt. Col. Dennis R. Orbista said victim Regine Ebueng died from a gunshot wound from a still undetermined caliber at the right side of her head and was found lying on the kitchen floor.
Orbista identified the suspect as Aldrin John Soriano, 40, of Barangay Tenejero, Balanga City. After the shooting, the suspect fled onboard a blue Honda sedan.
“Ayon sa kapitbahay ng biktima may narinig ang mga ito na away, na sabi ng isang witness ay narinig niya na may sinabing ‘saan ka galing?’ at pagkatapos ay nakarinig na ng isang gunshot,” Orbista said. “Ang nakakita sa pamamaril ay anak ng babae na 10 years old at kaya lumalabas na siya ang witness.”
He said that previously, the couple went to the police station complaining against each other, the man suspicious that his live-in-partner was having an illicit affair.
Orbista said they are also looking on allegations that the suspect was involved in illegal drugs. “Ang objective namin ay maibigay ang hustisya sa pamilya.”
Regina Marie Ebueng, the victim’s mother, said that her daughter and her live-in partner have a three-year-old child. She said that while her daughter was an online seller of gold, clothes, bags and cosmetics, the live-in-partner is jobless.
“Madalas mag-away ang aking anak at kinakasama nito dahil sa pagseselos at pinag-iisipan ng kung ano-ano ang aking anak na kesyo may lalaki. Kung ano-ano nakikita sa bahay na may butas at doon daw pumapasok ang lalaki sa butas, sa aircon daw dumadaan, sa bintana daw pumapasok,” the mother said.
“Iba ang takbo ng utak ng lalaki at pati mga ka-chat ng anak ko na customer ay pinaghihinalaaan at china-chat ng kung ano-ano kahit babae at kung ano-ano ang sinasabi dahil akala nito ay lalaki ang ka-chat nito,” she added.
Ebueng said her daughter was with her two young children from her previous marriage when the suspect with their only child arrived before the shooting.
“Ayaw nang makisama ng anak ko sa lalaki dahil noong huli bago maospital ang anak ko ay binugbog na naman ng lalaki kaya ito inatake sa puso at pagkatapos ay sinasabi na ng kanyang anak na hindi na niya kaya at pakiramdam niya ay hindi na kaya ng katawan ay ayaw maniwala ng lalaki kaya ako na ina ang tinatawagan ng anak ko,” she said.
She claimed that suspect was into drugs.
“Pakisabi kung nasaan siya. Kailangan ng hustisya ng anak ko. Hindi tama ang ginawa niya sa anak ko, hindi katanggap-tanggap. Nag-iisang anak na babae ko yan ginanoon niya. Yon lang pakiusap ko tulungan niyo kami,” Ebueng appealed.