Sonny Parsons in another movie-like shooting drama http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2005/04/21/MTNN2005042133127.html By ANNA LIZA T. VILLAS MARIKINA CITY – Former actor, singer and councilor Sonny Parsons figured in another movie-like incident yesterday morning when he shot and wounded two suspected holdup men who alegedly robbed a bookkeeper in Marikina City. Parsons, Jose Nabiula in real life, first caught the nation’s attention on July 18, 2002, when he shot dead two suspected members of an "Akyat Bahay Gang" who, along with three cohorts, had barged into his house in Marikina City and robbed it of cash and other valuables. In an apparent sequel to that incident, Parsons again came out with his gun blazing after hearing his neighbor’s cry for help. Police investigation showed that the robbery happened at around 5:30 a.m. yesterday along Rainbow St., SSS Village, Concepcion 2, in this city. The victim was identified as Ma. Cristina Regato, 35, bookkeeper, a resident of 66 Bronze St., SSS Village, Concepcion. Regato said she was on her way to work in Binangonan when three unidentified gunmen announced the heist, grabbed her bag containing R23,500 in cash and hurriedly boarded a tricycle. Parsons, who lives near the area, heard Regato shouting for help and immediately went out of his house carrying his gun. Parsons ran after the suspects and shot them while they were on board a tricycle with license plate VE 7023. Parsons said he shot two of the suspects, hitting one in the back and the other on the hip. However, police reported that only one was hit, noting that they recovered an empty shell of a .45 caliber gun. Later, the blood-stained tricycle was found abandoned at Sitio Ma. Corazon, Barangay Cupang, Antipolo City. Antipolo police reported that the robbery suspects were first brought to Home Sweet Home medical clinic but were not accepted because of lack of facilities to treat them. Police are still conducting manhunt operations for the three holdup men. Marikina and Antipolo police are searching all possible hospitals and clinics where they could possibly be undergoing treatment. During the 2002 robbery incident, Parsons himself, together with his family, was the victim of a robbery gang. The robbers barged into his house, tied Parsons’ hands along with his wife, three daughters and his maid, and grabbed cash and valuables. Parsons was able to untie himself, grabbed a gun in his room and went after the fleeing robbers, fatally shooting two of them. Police filed homicide charges against Parsons following the incident, but the charges were eventually dropped when evidence was shown that he only acted in self-defense. Parsons drew commendation from President Arroyo and other political leaders for his exemplary display of courage in the face of danger.