MALABON CITY – Three days after her house here was bombed by four teeners, movie and television actress Angelika de la Cruz released a bombshell herself – she is no longer interested in replacing her late brother in the Malabon City Council.
The young actress made the revelation through his father Ernesto dela Cruz, the newly elected chairman of Barangay Longos in Malabon.
Angelika’s brother, Edward, garnered the third highest number of votes in the city council race here in the May 10 polls elections was killed in a road accident before his proclamation.
Angelika earlier petitioned the Liberal Party that she be nominated to replace her brother.
“We are no longer interested in the city council,” the elder dela Cruz said, adding they will just concentrate on Barangay Longos.
Police stepped up their investigation of the bombing of their house before dawn Monday.
De la Cruz had ruled out politics in the attack when two teeners surfaced as suspects. The two teeners also of the same village were arrested by police, but two of their companions had escaped.
Initial police investigation showed that prior to the incident, the actress’ younger brother, Erick, 19, a student, was talking with his friends inside their compound around 2 a.m. when the explosion occurred.
Police said the blast partially damaged the gate of the compound of De la Cruz.
The actress’ brother and his friends immediately went out of the compound and saw the teeners fleeing from the scene. Several village watchmen, who were at the vicinity, gave a chase, cornering two of the four suspects some blocks away.
Investigators, who went to the scene, recovered some metal fragments and they also took some soil samples which they will submit to the Northern Police District Crime Laboratory Service for examination.