While I am writing this post, my heart is still mourning for a death of an old man. He is not a relative nor a friend but a total stranger. He died few minutes ago, as confirmed by the doctors.
He could have survived if some people had a heart to help him. This old man deserve to die with dignity.
Early in the morning while sipping my hot coffee in a press office, I received an information about a man who just fell down and died while walking in a busy street of Aurora Boulevard in Cubao, Quezon City. I went to the area to confirm and it breaks my heart to see an old man lying beside the street and apparently, lifeless.
I knew it was a heart attack because I did not see any visible wounds in his body. He still wear his backpack and a small box beside him. What happened to this man?
As I investigate and had asked some witnesses, I learned that the man had an epileptic episode while on board a passenger jeepney going to Marikina. And instead of sending him to the hospital, he was pulled out from the jeepney and was abandoned in the street. That was being inhumane!
Then the jeepney sped off away from the area. Unfortunately, none of the witnesses had seen the plate number of the jeepney.
Two police mobile units had responded in the area but the authorities did not bring the victim to the hospital. That was allegedly because they’re waiting for the proper police unit to investigate the body first before touching it. They have thought that the man was already dead.
It took an hour before the operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit arrived. Senior Police Office 1 Lazo immediately decided to bring the man in the hospital.
The victim was Silverio Marquez Benigo. He could have survived if he was sent to the hospital earlier. He may have a heart attack or epilepsy, there could be a good percentage that he would still be alive.
Now tell me, who is the true killer?