Ernesto Mortiz

Marites Mortiz mourns her brother Ernesto, a 27-year-old fruit vendor who was shot and killed last Friday by masked assassins on Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City. He had been in Manila for less than a year after leaving Tuy, Batangas where he cut sugar cane. He and his sister Marites ...

Marites Mortiz mourns her brother Ernesto, a 27-year-old fruit vendor who was shot and killed last Friday by masked assassins on Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City. He had been in Manila for less than a year after leaving Tuy, Batangas where he cut sugar cane. He and his sister Marites were orphans and only siblings. He would regularly send a portion of his meager earnings to his sister in Tuy. His neighbours think he was mistaken for someone else. He was listed on the police report as ‘Alvin’ but no one called him that. His nickname was Ungga.

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