Mother of 'Pastillas Girl' shot dead

The mother of Angelica Yap, known online and on TV as "Pastillas Girl," was shot dead in Caloocan City on Sunday night by an unidentified gunman.

Photo: ABS-CBN screengrab
ABS-CBN News reports that Teresa Yap sustained a gunshot wound in the back of the head. She was with her daughter and a niece who were about to eat at a roadside eatery along Tagaytay Street when a man shot her at close range.

Mrs. Yap was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Pastillas Girl arrived crying after she heard the bad news.

One of their relatives, Tumping Fabian, reportedly said the victim received death threats through text saying she will be dead before Christmas, but allegedly ignored all of it.

The whole incident was captured by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera at Barangay 131 (Watch the video here).

A police investigation is underway, according to the report.