A journalist for 43 years gave some reasons could prove that the ambush incident involving actress Kim Chiu on March 4 was faked.
On a Youtube video, Manuel Boy Mejorada, who claimed, having extensive experience in covering stories of wrongdoings committed by lawbreakers, said that the first thing that came to his mind is the motive of the people behind the ambush of the actress.
According to him, even the investigators are still not known why the suspects targeted Chiu, who claimed that she doesn’t have any known enemy.
Chiu is also a not controversial actress and even Mejorada described the actress as a “good child”.
“Who gave the order to spray the vehicle of Kim Chiu with bullets?” Mejorada asked.
Mejorada said that the ‘mistaken identity’ angle is unbelievable in his opinion because all riding-in-tandem suspects are known for studying their targets very carefully.
Before they carry out their missions, the riding-in-tandem will conduct surveillance to establish the pattern of their target.
“Mayroon yang tinatawag na casing or surveillance upang mapag aralan yung mga pattern ng kanilang mga target, katulad ng kung anong oras ba sila umaalis ng kanilang bahay? Ano ba ang sasakyan na ginagamit nito? Ano ba ang ruta nito papunta sa kanyang trabaho? Saan ba pinakamagandang gawin ang ambush, yung lugar na maghihinto o babagal ang sasakyan ng kanilang target?” Mejorada said.
The journalist said that the investigators should stop considering that the Kim Chiu was only mistaken by the suspects are their target.
Mejorada then said that after watching many clips taken in the scene of the ambush, he realized that the suspects don’t have any plan to hurt the actress.
“Walong bala ang pinaputok, kalat sa sasakyan ang tama ng mga bala, hindi po ganun ang pamamaril ng isang suspe.k kung may masama silang balak sa buhay ni Miss Kim Chiu doon dapat sila naka concentrate sa lugar kung saan laging nakaupo si Miss Kim Chiu,” Mejorada said.
He also found other inconsistencies in the story of the ambush.
“Marami pa po akong napuna sa pangyayari na ito, for instance, hindi makita sa mukha ni Miss Kim Chiu yung matinding takot dahil sa insidente, cool na cool, she did not look shocked, hindi po yun normal sa isang tao na muntik ng mawala ang kanyang buhay,” he said.
Mejorada pointed out that even a victim of a simple misdeed is going to feel emotional shock after the incident.
“Kung totoo itong ambush, muntik ka ng mawalan ng buhay, dumiretso pa sa taping si Miss Kim Chiu pagkatapos ng insidente, parang umalis lang sa isang set na may ambush scene,” he said.
The journalist ruled out that the ambush was staged.
“Iba po ang layunin sa paggawa ng pamamaril na ito, halos 100% sure ako na hindi ang buhay ni Miss Kim Chiu ang kanilang hinangad tapusin, mas may malalim sila na motibo,” he said.
He then gave two theories on why the suspects did it to Miss Kim Chiu.
Mejorada suspected that the incident involving Kim Chiu is part of a destabilization plot against the Duterte administration.
“Una, ginawa ito bilang destabilization plot, laban kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte,” he said.
“Dahil si Miss Kim Chiu ang kunwaring target, iniisip nila na baka sakaling magalit ang mga tao sa ating Pangulo,” he added.
He also said that it’s also possible that the incident is connected to the franchise issue of ABS-CBN.
“Paraan din ito upang maka angkin ng simpatya sa publiko ang ABS-CBN,” he said.
While some journalists and netizens are insisting that Kim Chiu’s ambush was staged, some supporters of the actress told her critics that they should stop spreading ‘fake news’.
Talent manager Ogie Diaz, one of Chiu’s defender criticized journalist Jay Sonza for claiming that the ambush was faked.
Sunshine Cruz also said that people should not call the ambush as stage just because Kim Chiu and her driver survived the incident without a scratch.