Mascarinas-Green, 49, was hit in the head and neck nine times from a hail of 28 bullets, shot across either side, into her incapacitated vehicle by the gunmen.
Her husband Stuart Green, 45, has told how his daughters were lucky to escape their terrifying ordeal alive. Their couple’s eldest daughter Zoe, 10, explained the incident to her dad, as she witnessed it first with her two-year-old twin sisters Zia and Eli.
Stuart said: “My wife picked up the three children and then was driving her usual way home.
“Then a motorbike overtook the car and stopped in front of her to force her to stop.
“The next thing there were two gentlemen left and right. They shot the engine and killed it so the car couldn’t move.
Mia Mascarinas-Green was a mum to Zoe, ten, and two-year-old twins Eli and Zia
“They fired 28 bullets across the car. They were firing across the car basically at each other.
“One of them then turned a gun on the kids, but thankfully it jammed.
“Then two motorbikes came and the men got on and drove off.
“It’s a miracle the children survived.
“My wife was absolutely defenceless.”
Mia seen in family portrait with Zoe, and twins Eli and Zia
Stuart is holding on to his belief that despite the tragedy, his wife was happy in her final moment because she looked at her daughters and saw they were alive: “Her final moments I believe were happy, because she turned around to see the children were okay.
“She had a smile on her face when they found her and a big smile throughout the wake.”
Stuart, from Hertfordshire, met Mia in the Philipines when his job as a marine biologist took him there 22 years ago and they married in 2004.
“Mastermind”. Lloyd Lancer Gonzaga who’s been feuding with his mother of real estate rights, is one of the prime suspects in Mia’s killing. He is on the run
Stuart, Mia and their children had to cut short a visit with family in England over Christmas because Mia was working on the case before she was assassinated on February 15.
Stuart believes the cold-blooded murder was linked to a high-profile environment case she was involved with.
In 2016 she took on a client named Conrada Blomqvist who was arguing about the ownership of a beach resort with her son, Lloyd Gonzaga.
Gonzaga is now on the run with another suspect called Romarico Benigian
The 34-year-old Lloyd Lancer Gonzaga and another man named Romarico Benigan were later arrested in October when drugs and guns were found at the property in question.
Following Mia’s murder both have been named as suspects and are on the run.
The chief superintendent of the region has been described Gonzag as the “mastermind”.
Stuart has now moved himself and his daughters back to Hertfordshire, UK for safety reasons The grieving widower said: “I had to move them back here for security, because my eldest daughter was one of the key witnesses.”
Mia’s funeral was held in the Phillipines in front of devastated friends and family
He plans to head back to the country to fight for justice against his wife’s killers, but is also worried about his own safety.
He said: “My main concern is they’ve lost a mother, I don’t want them to lose a father as well.” He said: “We’ve seen the worst of a couple of individuals but the best in so many more.
Stuart is also proud of his wife’s legacy: “She had a phenomenal life being able to touch so many in the time she had,” he said.
Friends, colleagues and well-wishers have set up a fundraising page in the aftermath of Mia’s death. The aim is to support the children’s education Fund
Stuart says he was particularly touched by a fundraising page set up to support the daughters in future.
He said: “Friends knew she was very strong on education and believed it really set people up for the future.”