Thursday, July 1, 2010

Attack at Shakey's Katipunan likely due to warring frats, says U.P. Law Dean

At 6:45 p.m. on July 1, 2010 a group of four unknown assailants entered Shakey’s Katipunan and injured two members of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) College of Law Office of Legal Aid (OLA) team.

The team was having a dinner meeting when the assailants entered the restaurant. Using blunt weapons, the assailants attacked two of the legal aid team. They escaped through the front and side entrances of the restaurant less than two minutes later, leaving on a green old model Lancer whose plate number ended in 742, said Facebook blogger Ren Aguila who was a witness to the incident.

U.P. Dean Marvic Leonen believes that the attack may have been the result of a fraternity war between the Upsilon Sigma Phi and Sigma Rho fraternities, Aguila said. Dean Leonen is the first non-fraternity member UP Law dean since Dean Irene Cortes in the 1970s.

"Inside the party place/conference hall ng Shakey's. Parang may business meeting tapos may 2-3 guys na pumasok at sinaksak ang isang yuppie. Nagsuntukan bigla at nagtapunan ng weapons inside. Nasa ilalim na nga ng table yung karamihan. Buti walang natamaan. Nakakainis pa kasi po may group of policemen na kumakain sa loob, pero wala silang nagawa. Hindi ko po alam kung nahuli yung mga nanaksak, pero mukhang hindi yata," said Kurt Cendana on tweetlonger, an expanded twitter-style account service.

The team says that the assailants were unknown to them, but the assailants left behind one hood and several blunt weapons.

As of this writing, police are on the scene to conduct the investigation.

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