Maritoni Fernandez, the sister of Ma. Aurora Moynihan who was slain Saturday, broke her silence to appeal for privacy so that her family can mourn the death of her sibling.
“We ask the public at this time to respect our need for privacy so that we may continue to heal in our own way. During this time, we will give due diligence to the investigation process by not making any further statements that may jeopardize the integrity of this inquiry,” the actress said in a statement sent to the media.
Moynihan was shot dead on Saturday and her body was found on Temple Drive in Barangay Ugong Norte in Quezon City.
Maritoni said her family’s priority now is to protect Moynihan’s children.
“In the early hours of September 10th, we lost my sister Aurora Moynihan. We as a family have one priority and that is to protect her children from further pain and suffering so that they, and we as a family may take this time to grieve, mourn but most of all celebrate the life of this exceptional human being I will forever have the privilege of calling my sister,” Fernandez said.
The Quezon City police said Moynihan was arrested by Taguig City policemen during a raid at a drug den early this year. She was allowed to post bail.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar investigators have yet to identify Moynihan’s killers.