Cesar Montano Releases Statement Regarding the Death of His Son Christian Angelo Manhilot

Cesar Montano released a statement to the media regarding the reports that his son Christian Angelo Manhilot has committed suicide inside their home at Tivoli Royal subdivision in Batasan Hills, Quezon City earlier this morning, March 26.

ABS-CBN reported this morning that Christian Angelo was rushed to Malvar Hospital in Quezon City but was declared dead on arrival at 6:40 a.m. Police confirmed that the reason of his death was a single gunshot wound in the head.

According to GMA News, Cesar and his family believed that there was no foul play or forced entry in the said incident. However, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) reported that it was an apparent suicide.

Here is Cesar Montano‘s statement regarding the incident:


“I received the shocking news of my son, Christian Angelo’s death very early this morning while I was in Bohol. I, along with my wife Sunshine and daughter Angela, immediately flew back to Manila first thing today to be with my son.

“No words can describe the grief that my family and I are experiencing with this devastating news. He was so young, a cheerful, thoughtful and loving son who has a generous heart and spirit.

“I was just with him yesterday before leaving for Bohol. Little did I know that it would be the last time I was to see him alive.

“Dr. Tony Leachon, a good friend and neighbor, pronounced Angelo dead on arrival at the Malvar General Hospital in Quezon City early this morning. Initial police investigation showed that Angelo died from a single gunshot wound in the head. We are still trying to piece together some facts pertaining to his death.

“While I am still reeling from this tragic incident, my family and I would like to appeal to everyone to respect the privacy of my grieving family at this time.

“Thank you very much for your understanding. May God’s strength be with all of us.”

The victim is Montano’s child with his first wife Marilyn Polinga.

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