THE woman gunned down by feuding triads in Macau and then beaten and raped while recuperating in the Philippines now faces the huge financial burden of pursuing the rape case to trial. Already suffering what she describes as ''a difficult time'', Gill Martin, 28, currently living in Singapore, is contemplating financial ruin. Shot in the leg during the gangland execution of Andely Chan Yiu-hing at the Macau Grand Prix in November and then raped on the resort island of Boracay in June, Ms Martin left her Discovery Bay home last week in preparation for an exhaustive and expensive trial starting on Tuesday in the Philippines. Her legal fees alone are expected to exceed $77,000. Speaking from Singapore, Ms Martin's boyfriend Hugh Sutherland described the trauma of pursuing this type of case under Philippine law. ''Nobody should be expected to pay out for the kind of things that we have had to. Gill is not to blame for what happened to her, yet she is suffering greatly just trying to see some kind of justice done,'' he said. The couple are seeking help from the Philippine Government, including the secretary for tourism.