Father of former Miss World Philippines Hillarie Parungao allegedly shot himself inside the police station in Solano, northern Philippines, after a drugs-related arrest. According to reports, the 46 -year-old was in a police station when he grabbed a Glock 9mm pistol from an officer and shot himself in the mouth.
The victim is said to have been uncuffed moments before having complained of chest pains and the daughter said she could not believe her father had taken his own life. “He died at the supposedly safest place in town,” Hillarie Parungao told in a news conference.
The daughter is all set to file criminal and administrative complaints against Solano police for the death. Hillarie Parungao, who won Miss World Philippines in 2015, said ‘nothing can ever mend my heart’ after the gruesome incident.
The beauty queen however acknowledged the fact that her father was previously a drug user but had been rehabilitated and he surrendered to police last week to clear his name and show proof that he was clean. The former beauty queen wrote a grief-ridden tribute to her father, on her social media page where she went on to credit her father with launching her career in showbiz.