MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/08 September) A still unknown assailant shot to death a lady dentist inside her clinic here around 11a.m. Saturday.
Dr. Ma. Bernadette Tenorio was rushed to the Bethel Baptist Hospital before noon today after a man pretending to be a patient shot her in close range.
She was declared dead upon arrival in the hospital, a staff at the Bethel Baptist Hospital confirmed via telephone.
Lawyer Apollo Maguale, president of the Rotary Club of Malaybalay, where Tenorio was a former president and incumbent member of the board, confirmed the report from the hospital’s emergency room.
Tenorio was active in socio-civic projects, Maguale added.
She owns and runs Magic Smile Dental clinic. Police are still investigating the scene of the crime as of 2p.m.
One of her two children was in an adjacent room when the shooting occurred.
Patients and friends started to pour prayers and farewell messages in her Facebook account.
“Rest in peace to you my dear friend,” “SK” one of her friends, said.
But some continue to express shock and sorry for the loss.
“God will handle those who did this to you, Doc. This is too shocking I can’t believe. … I hate to accept, but God will take charge! I love you,” DJ, a patient said in her message on Tenorio’s FB wall. (Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News)