Thursday, September 10, 2015

Joyce Velayo Santos and Ronebert Azares Ycot: Justice for Commuters Killed by Jose Maria Abaya

A drug addict's paranoid delusions cost the life of a driver and a commuter.
A son of a former police general, Jose Maria Abaya opened fire on a UV Express van along White Plains Kamuning.

Abaya a known drug addict who once gunned down a security guard at a rehab facility claimed he shot at the parked van in self defense.

He told TV reporters he had glimpsed a child and three "armed men" inside the van, and felt these people were out to kill him or bring him back to rehab.

Abaya is charged with two counts of murder, and one count of frustrated murder, and illegal possession of firearms.

Joyce Velayo Santos
, a 41 year-old Bank Manager died instantly of a head shot wound and was laid to rest Tuesday in her hometown in San Miguel, Bulacan. Read more about her story.

The UV Express van was having engine trouble along its route in Kamuning, it slowed down and parked along the side of the road. Abaya took this as a sign he was being followed.

Duke Angelo David, a San Beda College student was the lone survivor. He was rushed to the Medical City in Pasig with UV Express van driver Ronebert Azares Ycot.

Ronebert Ycot later died of his injuries past 6 a.m. at The Medical City in Pasig. He is the sole breadwinner leaving behind his wife and two young children.

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