The Scotsman shot in the chest by robbers simply hours before his wedding in Talisay City final month has finally tied the knot.
As we beforehand reported, Tarek Naggar was fortunate to outlive when he was shot at point-blank vary by motorcycle-riding thieves, who made off with simply 500 pesos.
His survival after the assault early on Thursday, July 22, was all the extra outstanding as an ambulance failed to show up and he needed to be taken to hospital on a trike.
According to docs, the bullet ricocheted off the 44-year-old’s ribs, missing his coronary heart by millimetres and ending up in a lung.
Following 9 days of therapy the joiner from Glasgow was launched from hospital — however solely after he had paid his invoice in full.
After a couple of days’ additional recuperation, he finally wed his fiancée Angie Bacaron, aged 27, at St Tomas De Villanueva Church — which is just a mile from the scene of the taking pictures — on Saturday.
A report in the Scottish Sun — headlined “Pill you take this woman?” — described how he relied on painkillers to get by means of his huge day.
Speaking to the newspaper’s Ben Archibald, he stated: “I’m nonetheless in numerous ache and needed to take paracetamol out my sporran throughout the ceremony to maintain me going.
“But nothing was going to stop me marrying the love of my life. I think everyone was happy to see me on my feet again.”
There has been no phrase from police on any progress to catch the riding-in-tandem armed robbers.
As we beforehand reported, Mr Naggar’s finest man Chris McLaughlin stated the police had been dragging their toes in the investigation.
“They have still not spoken to me,” he advised the Scotland’s Sunday Herald final week.
“They handed 15 pictures of suspects to Angie on her telephone and requested her to ask me if I recognised anybody. Two of them, yet another than the different, regarded possible.
“But because of the rough justice meted out here I wasn’t going to say until I was 100 per cent sure. The police still haven’t asked me about it.”
He additionally stated that the British Embassy in Manila had been of little or no assist.
Mr Naggar’s medical invoice got here to about 650,000 pesos, about half of which was coated by pals and well-wishers following a crowd-funding enchantment.
The pleased couple are actually having fun with a well-earned honeymoon in Thailand.