Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cops grill Ted Failon on wife’s shooting

This is a report taken from the official website of Philippine Daily Inquirer. We decided to copy and paste the article here since the news is hot and fresh.

Police are questioning television news anchor Ted Failon about a shooting incident on Wednesday that left his wife fighting for her life, an official said.

As of this posting, a team from the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) is taking Failon’s statement at his house on number 27, General Aquino Street, Tierra Pura subdivision in Quezon City’s Tandang Sora district early Wednesday evening, said Superintendent Franklin Mabanag, one of the lead investigators.

“Nandito sa bahay si Ted [Ted is inside the house],” Mabanag said.

Asked if Failon was considered as a suspect, Mabanag said: “Hindi pa [Not yet].”

Failon’s wife, Trinidad Etong, was shot in the head, allegedly inside their house on Wednesday.

The network, in a statement issued by Bong Osorio, head of corporate communications, confirmed that Failon’s wife is “fighting for her life.”

“We appeal to everyone to please respect the privacy of Ted and his family. His wife is fighting for her life,” said

The statement was released in reaction to reports that Failon, Ted Etong in real life, and his wife were involved in a shooting.

Earlier, Chief Superintendent Roberto Rosales, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said they were looking for Failon to shed light on the incident.

"All we know is ang asawa ni Ted ay may tama sa ulo [the wife of Ted has a wound in the head]," Rosales told in a phone interview.

PEP is one of the first news websites that reported this incident and in the report published in their site, it was stated that the wife was taken in an undisclosed hospital.

However, in the report of The Philippine Star ( the hospital is New Era.

Here is the complete report:

Ted Failon's wife shot, critically wounded

The wife of broadcast journalist Ted Failon was shot in the head by still unidentified suspects inside their house in Quezon City today.

Trinidad Etong, 45, was declared brain-dead by physicians at the New Era Hospital after sustaining a bullet wound in her right temple.The slug went through the side of her head, police said.

Police said the incident happened around 10: 30 a.m. inside their home in Tierra Pura Subdivision in Quezon City. The victim's sisters brought her to the hospital after hearing the gunfire, police added.

Investigators have yet to release an official statement and findings on the incident.

Meanwhile, Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN corporate communications head, issued the statement over dzMM, urging the privacy of Failon, a news anchor of the network giant.

"We appeal to everyone to please respect the privacy of Ted Failon and his family. His wife is fighting for her life," Osorio said.

GMA news website just confirmed the incident while ABS CBN posted their request to the people to respect Ted's privacy.

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