Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Wednesday ordered the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to look into all angles on the killing of a female tabloid editor inside her beauty salon.
“I have tasked the Quezon City Police District to thoroughly investigate this incident. Lahat ng anggulo ay ating titingnan upang malaman ang tunay na motibo sa krimen at madakip ang salarin (all angles must be looked into to determine the real motive behind the crime and arrest the perpetrators),” Eleazar said in a statement.
Initial investigation by the QCPD showed that the victim, Gwen Salamida, was shot dead by a gunman who barged into her beauty salon in Barangay Apolonio Samson on Tuesday afternoon.
Salamida was a former editor of “Remate” and has been working for “Saksi” at the time of her death. Her companion was also shot and remains in critical condition.
Police investigators are initially eyeing robbery as the motive behind the crime.
Eleazar extended his condolences to the family of the victim.
He also directed all police offices and units to remain alert against crime while enforcing quarantine protocols