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Archive for December, 2010

Charcoal vendor says cop shot him

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

A police official is now detained at the Cebu City Police Office holding cell after he allegedly shot a charcoal vendor the other day in sitio Buwanan barangay pung-ol Sibugay Cebu City. The suspect was identified as Inspector of Barangay Guadalupe commander of the 2nd coy of Regional Public Safety Battalion based in town of Moalboal. The suspect was allegedly shot and wounded charcoal vendor a resident of Pung-ol Sibugay. The report said that the victim and his brother were trying to cut branches from trees on a lot owned by the suspect. The caretaker of the suspect shouted at them saying why both of you cut trees. The victim answered its only the branches. After the exchange the caretaker told to the suspect that some men were cutting trees on his lot. The suspect allegedly went to the house of the victim with a pistol and shot him in the back. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors said that the victim was in danger of being paralyzed because the bullet hit his spinal cord. The CCPO already received a shooting alarm report from his team in Sibugay. It also said that the suspect was there to make a report about the trees in his lot being cut by some residents in the place and not about the shooting alarm. The CCPO said that after realizing that the police officer was the primary suspect of the shooting alarm he stood and served as the arresting officer of the police official. They brought the suspect to CCMC for a liquor test it was there where the victim pointed to the suspect as his assailant. The suspect is now facing frustrated murder charges.

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Soldier dies, another hurt in North Cotabato grenade blast

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Places

A soldier died while another was injured when a grenade exploded in outpost of the 7th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in north Cotabato. The incident happened around 8 p.m. in a village in Kabacan town. The initial investigation said that the two motorcycle riding men threw the grenade to the soldiers. A shooting incident followed that killed the soldier and injured the other one soldier. Operations are ongoing to arrest the suspects.

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2 hurt in Camarines Sur road mishap

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General, Places

Two people were injured in a passenger bus accident in Camarines Sur province. A report said that the two buses crashed along the Andaya highway in barangay Agropacion in Ragay town. The two injured were identified as resident of San Roque Bato Catanduanes who sustained bruises and wounds in his body and the other one is from Pawa, Tabaco City who was the bus conductor. The bus came from Albay and was headed for Metro Manila when the accident happened. Meanwhile the unhurt passengers were transferred to another bus.

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Abs-Cbn reporter hurt in Cotabato stabbing

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General, Places

A reporter was injured after fighting against cellphones thieves in Cotabato City. A reporter was walking at the corner of Bonifacio and Don Rufino Alonzo Street in Poblacion 6 when two men approached and attempted to grab his mobile phone. The reporter reportedly resisted prompting one of the suspects to attack him with knife. The victim was brought to a hospital in the city as he sustained injuries in his right arm and lower back. Manhunt operations have been launched against the suspects.

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2 quakes hit northern Luzon

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Breaking News, Places

Two earthquakes rocked parts of northern Luzon shortly. The first quake with magnitude of 3.8 occurred at 12:29 p.m. with its epicenter located at 31 kilometers northwest of Iligan town in Isabela province. The second was recorded at 12:52 p.m. with epicenter traced at 32 kilometers southeast of Tabuk in Kalinga Apayao. The phivolcs said there were no damages recorded and aftershocks were not expected. It said that both quakes were tectonic in origin.

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Magnitude 4 quake hits Zambales

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Breaking News, Places

A magnitude 4 earthquake struck Zambales province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that the quake was recorded at 12:57 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 163 kilometers of Iba Town. The quake which was tectonic in origin had a depth of one kilometer. It was not determined on what intensity and where the quake was felt. The Phivolcs said that no damage and casualty was recorded and no aftershock was expected in the quake.

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Bomb in gift box kills woman in Taguig

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

A woman was killed when the gift containing three bombs exploded in her residence at a posh subdivision in Bambang Taguig City. The victim was accompanied by her seven year old daughter at their residence at the Mahogany Three Subdivision while her husband was outside the house when the explosion happened. None of the two were hurt because the victim was alone. At the family’s living room when she opened the package. It said that the gift was sent to the family in their old Paranaque residence and was only picked up by their long time driver.

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Tanods arrest drunken man

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Places

A man believed to drunk was arrested for allegedly causing trouble and threatening to kill a tanod the other day in sitio Salvador barangay Tangke Talisay City. The suspect just went inside his house and started breaking things there. The concerned neighbors called barangay tanods for help. But based on the initial investigation of the city police, instead of surrendering to the tanods, the suspect was reportedly provoked by their presence allegedly continued breaking things and challenged tanods of a fist fight. The suspect is now detained at the Talisay City Police Station waiting for charges to filed against him.

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Police arrest Crips member

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Places

A youngster believed to be a member of Crips gang was arrested for holding an unregistered .22 caliber in barangay Guadalupe Cebu City. A police team and some civilian agents were patrolling V. Rama Ext. when they saw a group of men they believe to be Crips Gang members. When they approached, the men ran but they were able to catch one, 20 years old of sitio Lower Kalunasan Cebu City. The youngster had with him a .22 revolver with live ammunition. He was taken to the Cebu City Police office holding cell.

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Dead man found inside the sack

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Places

An unidentified man was found dead inside a sack in the sitio Bangko Valencia Carcar Cebu. The Poblacion Barangay Tanod reported to Carcar Police that they saw a man inside a sack, his hands and feet tied with a nylon rope.  The man was wearing only a white t-shirt and underwear. The Carcar Police noticed a gunshot wound in the man’s head and found an empty shell of caliber .45. Carcar Investigator said that many people tried to see who it was but no one could identify the body. The body of the man believed between 20 to 30 years old was taken to the funeral homes for autopsy.

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Two charged for illegal fishing

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General, Places

The Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has indicated the owner and the boat captain of the fishing boat earlier caught for illegal fishing in the waters off Bantayan Island for violation of the Fisheries Code of the Philippines. The provincial prosecutor has recommended P12, 000 bail for the owner of the boat temporary while P10, 000 for the the captain of the boat. The case stemmed from the December 27 operation conducted by the members of the Bantayan Police Station wherein the suspects and 14 crew members were caught illegally fishing at the vicinity of Barangay Lipayran. The police arrested the captain of the boat and his crew members. However the crew members were later released and were also not included in the filling of the charges. The police said under the law only the boat captain and the owner could be held liable.

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Fire hits Parañaque building

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General

A fire has damaged more than P1 million worth of property after it razed a four storey building in Parañaque City. A report said that the fire hit the building located at the corner of Baclaran and Tomas Claudio that houses members of the Philippine Airlines Employee’s Union (Palea). It was not yet clear on what the caused of the fire but some believed it was caused either by unattended appliances or overloading of electrical connections.

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Magnitude 4 quake jolts Vigan City

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Breaking News, Places

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked in Vigan City in Ilocos Sur province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported the tremor occurred at 12:22 a.m. with a depth of 36 kilometers. The epicenter of the quake was recorded at 44 kilometers west of Vigan City. The quake was tectonic in origin. No damage has been reported and no aftershock was expected in the quake.

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3 die and 2 hurt in Nueva Ecija road mishap

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

Three people were died while two others were injured in a road accident in barangay Castellano San Leonardo in Nueva Ecija province. The reports said that three motorcycles and an ambulance owned by the local government of the Bongabon town were involved in the accident around 11:30 p.m. along Maharlika Highway. The ambulance was heading north from manila when a motorcycle in the opposite direction reportedly hit it. The motorcycle had just overtaken another vehicle on the southbound lane. After the incident the ambulance hit another two motorcycles. The three fatalities were the driver of the first motorcycle, a passenger also of the first motorcycle and the driver of the second motorcycle. The three fatalities reportedly did not wear helmet when the accident happened. The driver of the ambulance was brought to the hospital and is now reportedly in critical condition.

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Woman drowns in swimming pool

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A supposed get together of friends `and relatives in a private resort in barangay Biasong Talisay City turned into a tragedy after one of them drowned in a pool. The victim was a resident in barangay Panadtaran San Fernando town. According to the Talisay police the victim and a friend were using the pool’s slide but while the later managed to stay afloat after sliding the victim was gone for several seconds. This prompted her friends to call for rescue. The victim was retrieved still from the water and the resort lifeguard quickly applied cardio pulmonary resuscitation on her. The victim was rushed to the hospital in Naga City where she expired. Based on the family interview the victim has a heart disease and could have suffered from cardiac arrest while still sliding that she might have lost consciousness when she touched the water’s surface.
Meanwhile on the same night, a 34 year old man was shot by the unidentified person in sitio Nazareno barangay mohon of the same city and is now critical condition. The victim sustain gunshot wound at the back part of his head he was rushed to the hospital but was transferred to the government run hospital in  Cebu City. Based on the investigation conducted by the city police the victim was standing in front of their house when a person shot him as he passed by. The gunman then ran away and is large as of this posting.

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3 die; 18 hurt after bus plunges into a ravine

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

Three people were killed after a passenger bus plummeted into a ravine in Quezon province. The report said that the bus was travelling from Sorsogon to Cubao in Quezon City when it nose dived into a 50 foot ravine that resulted in the death of its driver and two passengers. There 18 people were injured in the crash were rushed at a hospital in Pagbilao town. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on a highway in the New Diversion road in barangay Silangang Malacboy Pagbilao. The bus had allegedly experienced mechanical trouble before it left terminal in Bicol. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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Man dies inside hotel room with woman companion

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A man was discovered dead inside one of the rented rooms of a hotel in Sta. Cruz Manila. The fatality was at least 50 years old of regular build. His body was discovered by room boys of the rented rooms located along Rizal Avenue in Sts. Cruz slumped face down on the bed and naked. It said no external sign of body injury was noted on the victim. No other valuables were found in his possession except for a cigarette case containing his ID. It also said that the victim checked in with a woman companion at around 4:56 a.m. and occupied a room at the third floor of the hotel. The couple was supposed to check out after three hours. When the agreed time lapsed hotel staff knocked on the door to inform the couple that they have to leave the room. However despite repeated knocks, no one responded, prompting the room boys to force open the door. The fatality was found dead but his female companion was nowhere in sight. The victim could have stuffed a heart attack during their love encounter and that woman left for fear of being investigated.

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New Year “Torotot” also dangerous

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

Torotot can also be dangerous to children who will be welcoming 2011. The Department oh Health DOH said that instead using of torotot and firecrackers people should just use pots and pans to make noise on New Years Eve. Two children have been rushed to the hospital after swallowing torotot whistles. Mean while the DOH already recorded 173 firecracker related injuries from December 21 to 28. the DOH has repeatedly advised people to conduct community fireworks and local government to assign specific areas where adults can light firecrackers during New Year revelry.

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Girl raped, killed on Christmas Day

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Breaking News, General

A nine year old girl was raped and killed on Christmas Day in remote village in Maguindanao. The victim was on her way home with her friends from Cotabato when waylaid by the suspect. The suspect allegedly dragged the victim to an abandoned house where she was raped. The body bore stabs wounds and her head was apparently smashed several times on the concrete floor. The victim was brought to the hospital where she was declared dead. Based on the reports gathered from the police office the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. The suspect was arrested after police launched manhunt operations.

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Dump truck helper stabbed dead in Quezon City bar

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A drunken truck helper who had fallen asleep in a videoke bar was stabbed dead by a man who followed him into the establishment in Quezon City. A 32 years old victim died of multiple stab wounds. The police said that the victim was rushed to the hospital with the knife used to kill him embedded in his neck. The victim is a resident of barangay payatas B, worker as a dump truck helper. The police started looking for his attacker who was described as around five feet in height and of medium build. The witnesses said then suspect was dressed in a white undershirt and a pair of blue jogging pants. He had put a handkerchief on his face to hide his identity. Police said that the suspect followed the victim inside the videoke bar at the corner of Bulacan Street and Payatas at around 2 a.m. because the victim was drunk the victim fell asleep on a table near the door of the establishment. The suspect then took out a knife and stabbed the victim repeatedly. The victim woke up and tried to defend himself but his attacker kept on stabbing him before fleeing in a tricycle headed in the direction of Payatas Road. The police said that it is possible that the victim and his attacker had been involved in an earlier tiff before the former entered the bar and fell asleep. A witness rushed the victim to the hospital and was declared dead on arrival.

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Man on his way home killed by group of drunks

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A man who happened to walk past a group of men engaged in a drinking spree was stabbed dead for no apparent reason in Quezon City. Around 15 men engaged up on the victim. The victim was a resident of Dupax Compound in Barangay Old Balara, died as he was undergoing treatment. The stabbing took place on Road 44 inside the compound at around 2:20 a.m. The group allegedly ganged up on the victim for no apparent reason. The men immediately fled after the attack on the victim who was rushed by his brother to the hospital. The victim was died while being treated by the doctors for the five stab wounds. The police are still looking for the attackers of the victim.

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Cop hurt in drive-by shooting in Paranaque

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A policeman was wounded in a drive by shooting in Paranaque City. Initials reports from Paranaque police the victim as police officer assigned at the police community precinct 2 of the same city. The victim was patrolling the area in front of the Anflo Management and Investment Corp. Building at 411 Quirino Avenue corner Mia Road in Tambo when unidentified suspects drove by on board a taxi and shot the victim. The incident occurred at around 5 a.m., the victim was with two other policemen when the attack occurred.

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5 killed in Camarines Sur fire

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

Five members of a family died when they were trapped by a fire inside their upholstery shop residence in barangay Santiago Old in Nabua Camarines Sur. Quoting initial reports from the Bureau of Fire Protection in Nabua town said that the fire could have been triggered by faulty electrical wiring that quickly gutted the residence due to the presence of upholstery materials, particularly the foams which were highly combustible. The investigation is still ongoing. But initially probers see faulty electrical wiring could have led to the fire that instantaneously killed the trapped family. Firefighters immediately responded to a call that the upholstery shop which was also residence of the victims was on the fire.  The fire spread quickly and immediately killed the trapped victims, probably also due to the presence of the combustible materials in the upholstery shop.

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Fil-Am drug suspect jumps to his death

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Places

A Filipino- American serviceman jumped to his death at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after security officials arrested him for alleged possession of cocaine. A suspect, 35 year old US Navy Officer was about to board a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles when he was accosted by airport authorities and held at the pre-departure area of the NAIA Terminal II. A plastic sachet of the suspected cocaine was reportedly found in suspect possession. Aviation security said that the suspect was standing beside him when the carry-on bag containing the illegal substance was emptied. He also added that the suspect became hysterical and was yelling at him which made him seek police assistance. But the suspect denied possessing the sachet and insisted he was just being framed up. While detained in the police center the suspect requested two policemen to allow him to go to the comfort room. Two police officers escorted the suspect. However the handcuffed of the suspect who was already walking with the cops, suddenly ran towards the stairway and jumped with his head first to the ground. He jumped approximately 10 feet height from the ground. The suspect sustained head injuries and was immediately brought to the hospital in Pasay City but was pronounced dead.

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Police arrest 2 wanted persons

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

Two suspects who are wanted for rape and robbery were arrested in two separate operations by the police in Bacolod City. The arrested suspect who has pending charges for rape and was arrested around 9 p.m. in barangay Villamonte. On the other hand, another suspect was arrested in another operation conducted at his residence at Purok Tangkong Barangay 2. He has pending charges for robbery before a court in Bacolod City. Both suspects are presently detained at the lock up cell of police station for failure to post their bail.

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Bacolod awards honest taxi drivers

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

Eighteen taxi drivers who are members of the Bacolod Negros Taxi Drivers Club have received recognition from Bacolod City government for their acts of honesty. They received the award for returning the money and other important documents which were inadvertently left by their passengers in their taxi cabs. President of the member drivers group said that the 18 drivers deserved the recognition because of their extraordinary act of returning the things that were left in their taxi cabs. The mayor also encouraged these taxi drivers to continue the good deeds because the more they help others by being honest, the more they will be blessed.

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Ambulance slams into Metro Manila toll booth 2 dead and 6 injured

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

Two people have been confirmed dead while 6 were injured when an ambulance slammed into a toll booth along the skyway in Taguig. The ambulance reportedly swerved into the opposite lane on its high speed approach to toll no.6 of Skyway Alpha in the city of Taguig Metro Manila resulting in the accident. Four of the injured are currently being treated at the hospital. Among the four are the patient on board the ambulance and the toll booth teller. The ambulance was reportedly carrying seven passengers including the patient. As of this posting the ambulance has been removed from the accident site.

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Man with shabu in crotch nabbed in airport

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Breaking News, General

A 38 year old passenger headed for Cotabato City was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Christmas Day after a packet of suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was discovered in his underwear. The suspect had just entered the departure area of Terminal 2 and was supposed to check in for Philippine Airlines flight when the security personnel who frisked him discovered a suspicious bulge in his crotch. The suspect played at first and told the frisker that he was just well endowed. Unconvinced the frisker subjected the man to a search that yielded the packet containing 200 grams of white powder believed to be shabu. The police are now preparing charges of illegal possession and shipment of drugs against the suspect.

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Fire hits 2 Isabela stores

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

A fire that lasted for four and a half hour gutted a hardware store and the appliance depot of a department store in this capital town. Razed were the hardware and general merchandise store of former mayor and the Arora general merchandise store of Indian national. It took firefighters until 6:30 to put out the fire in Barangay Calamagui 2 under control. No one was injured in the blaze. It close to P10 million worth of stocks went up in smoke in the hardware store, mostly galvanized iron sheets that have been demand since the onslaught of super typhoon Juan.

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Abra councilor accidentally shoots daughter dead

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Breaking News, General

A councilor in Tineg town accidentally shot dead his own seven year old daughter while he and his wife were grappling for a gun during a fight on Christmas Eve. The councilor is now detained for the death of his daughter. Police said that the councilor was fetched by his wife from a drinking spree at the former compound in barangay Calaba in this capital town and a quarrel ensued between them. Husband and wife grappled for a gun and it went off hitting their daughter in the left chest. The girl died while being rushed to the hospital. Policemen found at the scene a live caliber .45 bullet, a fired .45 bullet and a caliber .45 pistol loaded with five bullets.

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6 hurt in Tondo shooting spree

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

Six persons were wounded when a man ran amuck and went on a shooting rampage using a .45 caliber handgun in Tondo Manila. Among the victims is three year old who was passing through the area after his parents brought him to see his godparents. Police said 38 years old allegedly started shooting people along Navarro Street around 7:30. he only stopped after he was shot by the police officer who rushed to the scene. The suspect was invited by the MPD for questioning. The suspect faces criminal charges for shooting six persons.

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Teen killed, 2 others injured in motorbike mishap

by on Dec.28, 2010, under General, Places

A teenager died while his five year old brother and a friend were hurt after the motorcycle they were riding slammed into a taxicab in Quezon City on Christmas Day. A 17 year old boy died of severe injuries to the head and body while he was being treated at the Quezon City hospital. Is brother and a friend were injured in the accident which happened around 12:45 along Sauyo Road Novaliches. The victims did not have helmets on while their friend drove without license. The teenagers were allegedly under the influence of liquor and police said they may have come from a Christmas party before the accident. According to the police the motorcycle allegedly veered into the opposite lane and slammed into a taxi. Their friend was thrown the driver’s seat and hit by an approaching Toyota Vois. Meanwhile the 17 year old fractured his skull and injured other parts of his body when hit the pavement. His friend is in critical condition while his brother was discharged after he was treated for bruises and gashes.

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2 quakes shake Davao Oriental, Mindoro

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Breaking News, Places

Two quakes shock Mindanao measuring 4.7 and 2.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Mati, Davao Oriental. Its epicenter was located 150 kilometers south east of Mati Davao Oriental, meanwhile a 2.8 magnitude tremor felt in Mamburao Occidental Mindoro. Its epicenter was 65 kilometers northwest of Mamburao Occidental Mindoro. The tremors were tectonic in origin. It did not report any intensities due to the earthquakes. It also did not receive any report on damage to properties or loss of lives caused by the temblors.

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Man defend mother, stabs father dead

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

A laborer who was in the middle of an argument with his wife died on Christmas Day after his drunken son stabbed him in a fit of rage. The victim was a laborer and resident of sitio Mendez in Baesa Quezon City. His attacker his 28 year old son escaped and was being sought by the police. The stabbing happened inside the victim’s home. Based on the investigation the victim and his wife were talking about their financial problems and mounting debts when the discussion turned into an argument. The victim then asked his wife for a detailed computation of their expenses which she could not provide. This made the victim angrier and he raised his voice at his wife which irked their son who had just come home. Their son who was drunk tried to intervene and talk some sense into his father but the victim also became angry at him. The two started arguing and his son in a drunken rage, pulled out a knife and stabbed his father. His son immediately ran out of their house while his mother shouted for help attracting the attention of their neighbors who helped rush the victim to the hospital for treatment, but declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

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Driver killed for trying to pacify neighbors

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Places

A middle aged driver who tried to play peacemaker between his warring neighbors ended up dead on Christmas Day after one of them shot him. The victim was 45 years old a resident of Marcel Drive in Sangandaan Quezon City. The victim was shot for trying to intervene in an argument between his neighbors. The initial investigation showed that because of the noise the three were making, other residents in the compound called on their other neighbors to help pacify in the quarreling parties. The victim shot into the chest and the face. The suspect and the two men he was quarreling with immediately fled after wards. Bystanders rushed the victim to a nearby hospital but he died before he could be treated by a doctor. The police are looking for the suspect to make answer for the shooting incident.

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