Kim Chiu has given her first interview after she was nearly killed by mystery gunmen, who shot eight bullets at her van this morning, March 4.
In a sit-down interview with ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe, Kim tearfully went into detail about the incident.
Natutulog lang ako. Dapat magbabasa ako ng script pero inantok ako along the way palabas ng village so humiga ako. So kung hindi ako inantok, tinuloy ko 'yung pagbabasa ng script, siguro tinamaan na ako,” she recalled.
Nagpaulan ng bala, eight bullets. Nakita ko 'yung isang bala nasa windshield nakapatong,” she added.
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Kim said she immediately checked for the well-being of her driver and personal assistant after the gunshots stopped.
Tinignan ko silang dalawa. ‘Okay ba kayo?’ Kasi 'yung driver ko, 'yung windshield niya, butas na ng bala. Sabi nila, ‘Okay kami. Ikaw, okay ka ba?’ Sabi ko, ‘Okay naman ako.’ Tapos hanggang sa umupo ako, nakita ko 'yung mga baril na bilog bilog sa bintana,” she shared.
Kim then remembered contacting several people, one of which was to her eldest sister Lakam.
Tumawag ako [kay Ate] na binaril 'yung kotse ko. Ang dami kong tinawagan kasi hindi ko alam anong gagawin ko. Nasa loob ako ng sasakyan, ang daming pulis sa labas. May mga MMDA na. Hindi ko na alam,” she said.
In spite of the incident, Kim’s first instinct was to work. She was on her way to the “Love Thy Woman” set when the shooting happened, and still clocked in after her near-death experience.
Nag-take ako ng dalawang eksena. Siguro adrenaline rush na mag-taping tayo, magtrabaho tayo. People are asking me kung kumusta ako. Hindi ko alam. Naisip ko, ‘Oo nga ‘no? Kumusta pala ako.’ Natatakot lang ako why those things are happening,” she said.
Still clueless about the reason behind the shooting, Kim is certain that she doesn’t have bad blood with any people around her.
“Diyos ko, ako pa ba? Wala [akong nakasamaan ng loob]. Ang masasabi ko na lang, life is really precious. Kahit wala kang sakit, wala kang kasamaan ng loob. Kung natamaan ka ng balang iyon, siguro wala ka na,” she said.
Prior to the interview, Kim met with the ABS-CBN’s Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes, Star Magic head Johnny Manahan, chairman Mark Lopez, COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes, and president and CEO Carlo Katigbak.
She said that she has already consulted with her lawyer about filing a lawsuit, and the ABS-CBN bosses are willing to help her with the case.
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