Assassin caught in victims photo as another Philippines politician ( Reynaldo Dagsa ) is murdered in Manila

As politician Reynaldo Dagsa who is a councillor in Manila was taking a family photo he caught his murderer in his lense with the final picture he will take in his life also may be the key to catching the assassin.  Photo taken by Manila Politician just before he was murdered catching the murderer in the photo

In the photo as you can see Reynaldo’s daughter, wife and mother inlaw are busy smiling for the camera while the murderer takes aim unknown to them. On back right his accomplace awaits the gunshots.

The gunman had approached from behind the vehicle as seen in the second photo. Two shots were fired one into Reynaldo’s right forearm and the other to the chest. Although rushed to hospital he was pronounced dead on arrival. On a positive note to this though on the family passing the camera to the Police (PNP) the murderer was quickly identified as Michael Gonzales, also known by the underworld name of Fubo of Fish Pond Area 1.

Police chief Jude Santos said: ‘While he was taking the picture of his family on New Year’s Day, the killer appeared and he inadvertently took the picture of the killer – with the gun aimed at him.’

The Police are now trying to locate his accomplice who has been named as Rommel Olivia, out of The left-hand portion of the photograph, seen here, shows how the killer came from behind a parked car to take aim at the politiciancamera shot a third man was connected with the assassination Francis Bumjal..

Sadness in this is why things like international alerts were raised by other countries warning them about coming to the Philippines not only for the terrorism and kidnapping gangs but its the early period after elections which sad to say will only see more people killed as they try to take or retake power from those that won elections. Murder a politician you can force elections.

wake of Reynaldo Dagsa showing his coffin only relief in this is that his murderers have been identified.

Reynaldo Dagsa photo on coffin 

Relatives say there last goodbyes and touch the coffin at the wake held in Manila, the murderer is believed to have carried out the attack as revenge as the politician was involved in law enforcement in his district. The killer was a car thief out on bail and believed to have taken this action after the victim Reynaldo Dagsa had called for the arrest of the killer last year.

The thing is I wonder how many of you would be reading this if it wasn’t for the Photo truth of the matter is a shooting and murder of at least one person happens everyday in Manila. That’s not including the kidnappings and other violence that plagues parts of the country. Guns are easily accessible and many are made on the black market a cheap pistol can be bought for around P1,000 (Less than £10) often you will find a motorcycle rider with an armed passenger ride up along side vehicles and open fire.

Update 7.1.2011

In a twist to the story  the murderer had been shot in the head previously by Reynaldo Dagsa and was the main motive of his own murder happening.

6 comments for “Assassin caught in victims photo as another Philippines politician ( Reynaldo Dagsa ) is murdered in Manila

  1. Cheetah
    January 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Wow, this is a very sad story. I’m happy they caught the guy, and at least was not very smart to aim during the photos. Leading to his own capture. Sometimes, life is just too cheap in the Phils…

    • Tropicalpenpals
      January 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Life is not only cheap you can buy yourself out of jail.. swift death sentences with “absolute proof” with crimes like this would be a swift end to getting a lot of these thugs off the streets.

  2. TropicalPenpals
    January 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Assassin caught in victims photo – victim shot murderer previously .

    • wiccanz
      January 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      @TropicalPenpals I saw that. Interesting

      • TropicalPenpals
        January 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

        @wiccanz the way people jump to conclusions without a lot of the facts interests me which is why i try to update things if i find new info.

  3. Jumi
    January 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

    What a sick sick world. I still hope this system (Phil. Governance) can be changed…