CAVITE: A female provincial correspondent of Remate tabloid was killed by unidentified gunmen while inside her residence in Bacoor City on Sunday morning.
The 52-year-old Rubylita Garcia of 83 Tramo St. in Barangay Talaba 7 was shot five times using a .38 caliber pistol. She was rushed to St. Dominic Hospital but later died while being treated.
Police said a relative of Garcia, who lives at the same area, saw the two suspects running out of the victim’s house after she heard successive gunshots.
Garcia’s son Tristan Lloyd, who works as photographer in a local newspaper, narrated that his mother went to the comfort room after getting out of bed.
Tristan said he was in the kitchen he heard someone outside the house called out his mother’s name three times. Coming out of the comfort room, her mother replied and that was when the one of the suspects barged into the house and shot his mother.
Police Director Joselito Esquivel has ordered a manhunt for the two suspects who fled boarding ar red motorcycle. One of the suspects acted as a lookout.
Bacoor City Police investigating the case are looking into possible motives of the killing. Garcia was said to have filed charges against a woman who owed her money amounting to P500.000 and has criticised high officials in her newspaper and radio program.
Garcia was also publisher of Pilipino Times, a local newspaper in Cavite. She was president of CAMPO-Confederation of Media Practitioners Organization in CALABARZON and a member of National Press Club.