Pinay among dead in NY massacre

April 5, 2009 § 3 Comments

While hundreds of Filipino-American protestors inch closer to the Pentagon grounds protesting against the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), a Pinay lie dead, a victim of a spate of violence in New York.

Fifty three year old Dolores Yigal, a Cebuana married to an American, was shot dead by a Vietnamese who ran amuck with an armalite rifle at the American Civic Association in Binghampton New York City. The suspect, identified as forty one year old Jiverly Wong, killed himself after the rampage which killed 14 people.

Dolores was inside the American Civic Association building when Wong arrived and opened fire. Reports say Wong went berserk when he lost his job. He went absolutely crazy when he even failed his English classes. Wong could’nt speak English.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed the death of Dolores, a native of Cebu. She’s just waiting for her citizenship papers when the terrible incident happened.

PinoyObserver shares with the Yigal family their grief with the loss of Dolores. This just proves that violence happens everywhere, even in a land of milk and honey like America.

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  • Pablo says:

    She was attending an English class at the time of the massacre, not… “just waiting for her citizenship papers”…. She would have to be in the U.S. for 5 years before she could become a U.S. citizen. Thanks.

    • hi pablo,

      thanks for the additional info. as we reported, she was there attending her English class. The term “she was just waiting for her citizenship papers” was written as additional info, not connected with the shooting. But, thanks for the note. Appreciate it.

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