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Barangay Volunteer Dies After Shot by Vendor He Scolded for Urinating in Pedicab

MANILA – A barangay volunteer has passed away he was shot by a vendor he scolded for urinating in his pedicab.

According to the police investigation, the barangay volunteer identified as Danila Florida who is working as a pedicab driver confronted and scolded a vendor urinating in his pedicab in Malate. The confrontation leads into an unexpected incident.

The vendor reiterated that Florida allegedly pull out his knife, prompting him to ask his cousin for help. The vendor’s cousin returned carrying a firearm and shot the victim without any hesitation.

Barangay Volunteer

The suspect explained that he just wanted to defend his cousin against the pedicab driver. The suspects have been arrested by the police authorities in Pasay City with the help of the CCTV in the area.

Manila Police District Public Information Office Chief Maj. Philipp Ines revealed that the suspect who is an alleged member of Sputnik gang has been already jailed over homicide charges.

Florida’s family and fellow barangay workers is now seeking justice for the victim. The gunman will face murder charges while the vendor with face charges of concealing of deadly weapon.

“Hindi po makatarungan yung ginawa niya sa tatay ko, hindi po masamang tao tatay ko, natutulog po pinababaril, pinagtatanggol niya lang po ang tama. Hindi niya naman gusto manita ng tao eh,” the victim’s kin stressed out.

The authorities also urged the public to respect the authorities especially those who were serving in the local barangay hall.

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