Isko Moreno’s bodyguard shot dead

Posted at 07/07/11 10:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The bodyguard of Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno was shot dead in Tondo, Thursday morning.

The victim, identified as Jonathan Ignacio, was shot by a man who suddenly entered his house on Prudentia Street, Tondo, Manila.

The victim was sleeping with his live-in partner, Vanesa Dabuet, and his 3-year-old son when the incident happened.

Vanesa said Ignacio was drunk when he went home earlier.

A witness said he saw the suspect enter Ignacio's house but he was not able to call for help for fear of his own life.

He said the man was tall, was wearing an orange shirt, and has brown complexion.

The movements of the suspect were recorded by a closed-circuit TV camera at around 5:40 a.m.

The suspect was seen riding a motorcycle with another man, while carrying the baby Armalite used to kill the victim. The plate number could not be seen clearly from the CCTV video.

Police are still investigating the motive behind the murder. – report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News