ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol World news anchor Ted Failon’s wife, Trinidad “Trina” Etong remains in critical condition at the New Era General Hospital in Quezon City after sustaining a bullet wound in her left temple Wednesday.
Authorities are still trying to determine whether the shooting was an attempted homicide or a suicide attempt. Failon claimed his wife committed suicide due to a problem about “family finances.”
There was also reportedly a suicide note supposedly left by Trina.
“Papa, I’m so sorry, gustong-gusto ko pang magsabi sa iyo ng totoo pero hindi ko po alam kung papaano ko uumpisahan. Sobrang takot na takot po ako. Umalis po muna ako kasi hindi ko po kaya at nahihiya po ako sa iyong humarap. Sana po mapatawad mo ako, Papa. Sorry sorry Papa, — Mama” read the note.
Failon is a news anchor of TV Patrol World and is a radio commentator on dzMM, the radio station of ABS-CBN.