MANILA – Comedian “Jobert Austria” attempted to commit murdering himself as he tried to jump off the 6th floor from one of the branches by the popular hotel in the Philippines “SOGO” in Quezon, Ave on Saturday afternoon, August 16, 2014.
Based on ABS-CBN News report, the incident happened at around 1p.m. But shortly, after 3pm on Saturday, the Banana Nite comedian was seen leaving the hotel along with friends and co-workers including Badjie Mortiz the son of Director Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz.
However, The QCPD policemen approached them and took custody of Austria. According to dzMM’s reporter ‘Robert Mano,’ the comedian was seen to be slightly shouting and rejecting to get picked by one of the Quezon City’s Police District Staff. But because he was joined by one of his friends he was successfully loaded in the mobile, and is brought to the QCPD Station 10 to get investigated.
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Jobert Austria is an actor known for several ABS-CBN TV projects including “Wansapanataym” in 2010, “Toda Max” and “Dyagwar: Havey o Waley” in 2011. He was also known to be a comedian in the networks comedy gag show “Banana Nite,” and is one of the mainstay casts which is aired every Saturday early morning.
Austria, told the police that he was receiving death threats from his girlfriend’s former partner.
According to Badjie Mortiz; Austria is texting him earlier to seek help, because there are someone who wanted to kill him, and they know where he is and currently waiting at the exit of the hotel.
“At first I did not know I would you react. Did not know whether it is true or what”But, According to his fellow comedian “Eric Nicolas”, Austria is just facing personal problems about his girlfriend,
“Medyo na-depress yung tao dahil may problema siya yata sa kanyang girlfriend or asawa. Yung girlfriend niya, mahal na mahal niya yun, babalik na ata ng Canada so nalungkot siya.”The comedian is now safe and sound and had been asking to see his family and Banana Nite casts, and director Edgar Mortiz.
Sources: ABS-CBN News