In a report by ABS-CBN primetime newscast Bandila, Benaldo was brought to the New Era General Hospital in Commonwealth Ave. from the House of Representatives in Quezon City Thursday night around 8 pm, after he was found “drenched in blood” with a a 9-millimeter pistol on his table.
Benjo Benaldo, a first-term congressman who lost in the May 13 elections, is the husband of Brazilian model Daiana Menezes, who recently created buzz after she posted “cryptic” messages on her social media accounts suggesting she is a victim of marital rape and domestic violence. The couple appeared on “The Buzz” on June 16 and addressed the issue, maintaining that no incident of domestic violence took place.
Menezes, in a previous interview, was quoted as saying that his husband became “unhappy” after his failed bid for re-election.
Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo also rushed to the hospital to check on his colleague.
“When I asked him what he wants to tell our colleagues who are all asking about him, he gives me the thumbs up,” Quimbo posted on Twitter.
The representative speculated that the bullet was intended for Benaldo’s heart but it hit his lung instead.
“Maybe, it (bullet) was intended for his heart but it hit his lung. His injury seems serious because bullet went through and through,” Quimbo told Yahoo! Philippines
Benaldo was transferred to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City late Thursday night. He is now in stable condition