Woman shot in Tagbilaran City blames foreign boyfriend’s ex-lover

Initial police investigations focused on a supposed Filipino boyfriend of the victim being a drug dealer. However, the injured woman said she was actually in a relationship with a foreign man, and that she had been targeted by one of his ex-girlfriends. Investigations continue.

A woman shot and injured by motorcycle gunmen in Tagbilaran City says she was targeted due to a love triangle involving her foreign boyfriend. 

The 26-year-old was shot in broad daylight by two men riding in tandem along the city’s CPG North Avenue yesterday (Monday, May 20).


Sterlyn Carbunera of Maribojoc survived the attack and was taken to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital for treatment. According to The Bohol Chronicle, she was in a stable condition just a few hours after her ordeal.

According to a police report, Ms Carbunera and her friend Nicole Paredes were waiting for a trike near the turning for Peñaflor Street when the suspects sped towards them on a motorcycle.

When they pulled up in front of them, the passenger shot Ms Carbunera in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground.


Investigations by the Bohol police Provincial Intelligence Branch initially focused on the victim’s Filipino boyfriend, who they said was a suspected drug dealer. 

However, this line of investigation was emphatically ruled out by Ms Curbanera. 

She told investigators that her live-in partner was in fact a foreign national. She then went on to speculate that one of his previous girlfriends was behind the attack.

Neither the supposed Filipino boyfriend nor the alleged foreign partner have been identified.

Ms Curbanera is now set to be transferred to a private hospital for further treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Tagbilaran City police are continuing to investigate the attack. 

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