At around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, Ma. Remedios 'Rhem' Pedrano was robbed and shot dead in West Rembo, Makati City. Pedrano—an employee of Solaire Resort and Casino—had been on her way to work when a man reportedly blocked her way and took her cellphone and cash amounting to P1,000.
In a GMA News report, Pedrano's mother, Amelita, said that neighbors knocked on her door some 15 minutes after her daughter left the house.
Some residents in the area claimed to have heard Pedrano shout for help, which was followed by a gunshot. When people went outside, they saw Pedrano on the ground. She had been shot in the head.
Witnesses said they saw a man running and another man on a motorcycle as well.
Police are now investigating the case. What makes it more challenging is that there is no CCTV footage of the incident.
Meanwhile, Pedrano's friends have set up the "Justice for Rhem Pedrano" Facebook page. Visit it here.