Last week I kept receiving messages about what appeared to be an assassination attempt against an Expat. I did not report on it as I was trying to gather more information. But, now, after receiving info from three different sources I am passing them on here.
"Hi Harry, You may already be up to speed on this. Manager of Angeles Flying Club, an Englishman, Terry ?, endured an assassination attempt today. 7 shots fired at him, 3 bullets hitting him but he has fortunately survived. That's all I know at this stage. Robert D."
"Only thing I can add is that 'Terry' was driving his car at the time - and that it occurred somewhere near Angeles City Flying Cub - which indicates it was a pre-arranged ambush."
".Local police in the Arayat area will have commenced to investigate the shooting (well, maybe!)"
"Hi Harry, My first ever contact with you I am visiting Angeles from Australia for a couple of weeks. On Saturday we went to the Angeles city flying club for a Joy flight and on arrival this black car had arrived at the airfield with bullet in the window. It turns out the target was the manager of the aero club who is a foreigner I don't know any more details. I love your website Harry take care, Dave."
Now I have heard a possible motive for the shooting but will not describe here. Or I can pass on is something I have written before. Beware of the Filipino that feels insulted for any one of a million reasons, especially if it is coming from a foreigner.
An accomplice on motorcycle pulls out in front of Terry's car, then commences to weave violently across the road in front of him and decreasing his speed.
Unable to pass, and thinking the rider was either drunk or on drugs, Terry slows his car to a crawl.
A gunman then jumps up from a drainage ditch and fires into the drivers side of his car.
SHIT, TALK ABOUT PREMEDITATION. WHAT A WELL PLANNED MURDER ATTEMPT THIS WAS. WHAT THE HELL ARE THE POLICE DOING TO INVESTIGATE = NOTHING?
AT LEAST THE VICTIM ONLY SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM FROM THE BULLET AND A CUT. THIS AFTER 7 SHOTS WERE FIRED INTO THE CAR.