Quantcast
pope ph

Canadian kills 2, shoots self in Cebu courthouse

By |


CEBU CITY, Philippines—A physician and a lawyer were killed while a female prosecutor was wounded when a Canadian national went on a shooting rampage inside the Palace of Justice about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the authorities said.

Police said the suspect, identified as John Pope, shot himself when he reached the ground floor of the building located inside the Capitol compound in Cebu City. He expired about two-and-a-half hours later at the Cebu Doctor’s Hospital.

Regional prosecutor Fernando Gubalane said Pope, who police said was armed with a .38-caliber pistol, shot lawyer Juvian Achas and Dr.  Rene Rafols inside Branch 6 of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities located on the fourth floor.

On his way down he met Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Maria Theresa Casiño on the stairs near the court’s Branch 1 and shot her in the head, Gubalane said.

Achas and Rafols died on the spot, Gubalane said, adding that Casiño was fighting for her life at Chong Chua Hospital in Cebu City.

Gubalane said Pope was facing several cases at the Palace of Justice filed by his neighbors in Barangay (village) Guadalupe, Cebu City.

Gubalane said investigators had yet to determine why Pope shot Casiño and the two others.

He described Casiño as a “good prosecutor” and friendly.


Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Canadian national , Cebu court shooting , Crime , John Pope , Police


  • WeAry_Bat

    Automatic dismissal of court security, if there was any.

  • Sweet Disguised

    Only the White People… 

  • southernsons

    Baka sa sobrang laki ng hiningi kay Pope para hindi sya makasuhan, he decided to bring them down altogether. Instant justice!!!!

    • ang_dagat

      He had been fighting with neighbour for the past 2 years. Dr Rene Rafols, one of the dead, is that said neighbour. He had aired his frustration over the legal system many times before.

      • southernsons

         Thanks for more info.

      • ang_dagat

        But there is a lot more.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QFRDX6GBOHOQII2UXLXWOGMJXA JOE MULDOG

        I think the legal system in the Philippines would cause anyone to go crazy, the one with the most money wins.

      • ang_dagat

        I think this guy was a bit crazy to start with though.

  • Smokey

    Ano ba ang kaso ng Canadian? Kulang ang report na to.

  • $34244893

    How John Pope managed to bring the gun inside? It’s gun ban. There are more questions than answers. I can see the loopholes..

    • Mamang Pulis

      kadalasan kasi kapag ‘puti’ intimidated na kaagad ang gwrdya—o kya ginugulat ng ingles nila–jajajaja–tang na talga oo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

    @Pinoy_Reich:disqus Sabi sa ibang news site, tinutukan daw nung Canadian ng kutsilyo ang kapitbahay niyang si Dr. Rafols kaya siya kinasuhan sa korte.

  • Prinsisito

    How come he was able to bring a gun to the court?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Paanong napayagan ng security na makapg pasok ng baril sa loob ng court room? Gaun ban pa tayo nyan.

  • Julio7

    Oh My Gun! Violence is everywhere.

    Kahit hindi ka nagpunta sa abroad, ikaw naman ang pinatay ng galing abroad.

  • Mamang Pulis

    fiesta ulit ang gunless society! yes!!

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      ah..

      simulan natin.

      first question. si Pope ba ay licensed firearms owner?

      Ang foreigners ba allowed to own firearms within the Philippines?

      Mentally stable ba yang si Pope?

      Ang alam ko, mortal sin sa RCC ang mag tangka sa buhay ng Pope.

      • Mamang Pulis

        ‘dre cebu city–lima singko ang paltik

        marami nga jan sa makati na foreigner–glock pa dala—at hindi lang isa.

        hindi allowed ang foreigners na mag may ari ng armas dito —meron man–kumuha ng paple yan sa kapit nila sa militar o pulis–m.o.–sabay tapal ng suhol o kya viagra/cialis….jejeje…tang na talga–patigas titi lang katapat ng iba!

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        lima singko.

        hmmmm. dre, serious question, magkano ang paltik (38spl) na debola, rough estimate?

      • Mamang Pulis

        class A- 12-15k
        makakuha ka pa less than nyan sa mga sangla

      • ang_dagat

        first question. si Pope ba ay licensed firearms owner? As a foreigner, he cannot have a firearms licence
        Ang foreigners ba allowed to own firearms within the Philippines? Yes and no. They can have one in the house if they have a Filipino partner, but that partner must be living there full-time, and possess the said licence. If they have a licence to carry, the foreigner would not be able to carry it on his/her person.
        Mentally stable ba yang si Pope? Sounds like from his history that he was mentally unstable.

        My Note: There is no reason why a foreigner should want to carry a firearm in most of The Philippines. Regarding having a gun in the house; that is a different matter. Sometimes (maybe a large house away from the city) it is advisable to do so, but in most cases there would be no need.
        Of course, all the above applies to most Filipinos.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Baka PNP ang security ng Palace of Justice….

    • Mamang Pulis

      blue guard yan

  • buttones

    Another increase in the statistic of homicide by guns in our country- people speak of gun homicides in te US, they are nowhere near ours, nowhere, we are number 10 in the world, and what is the current administration doing about gun control? Nothing, absolutely nothing, this is really getting out of control, it seems nobody even cares and they tell be ‘crime’ rates are falling? I simply don’t believe it, every day we have a killing, AFP, PNP, armed civilians there’re all doing it. We might be number one in the area for GDP but we are also number one for gun related homicides as well…..

    • spiritnsoul700

      Right, an i interview was conducted couple years back on tourism in Malaysia.

      A caucasian female made an interesting statement, as she  went on to say one of the reasons why she chose Malaysia over the rests was because of the strict law on total gun ban along with the death penalty, She went on to say. ” I feel safer with these laws, in this part of the world” interesting….note  her remarks.. ‘IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD”

      • buttones

        It is an interesting statement. “This part of the world” There is a perception, which is born out of some truth that the Far East, South East Asia does have a reputation for being a bit suspect when it comes to matters of security for tourists. Some are better than others, Japan, certainly Malaysia and Singapore, even China are from the point of view of a tourist far more secure than PH, even down to transport systems. Tourists from the west are quite sophisticated, they will do a bit of research on this issue of security, given ’this part of the world’. They read local news, they gain an impression, and that impression certainly over the last few weeks is not a very good one for PH, and never has been. This issue of gun control in PH is a myth, and just today a non citizen managed to get himself a gun, even get the thing into a Court of Law and kill two people! OMG!
        There is little control over guns in PH, any official who says there is out of his mind…homicides by guns in PH per 100,000 – 9.46, Japan- 0.02, HK 0.12, Singapore 0.07 Malaysia is in the 0. range as well.
        Now where would you go for a vacation?

      • ang_dagat

        Yes Maam I agree with you. But if we took away the turf war murders, Mindanao troubles, police wipeouts etc. am sure it would be lower

      • buttones

        Yes, doubtless it would, but bear in mind, the recent police incident where they machine gunned civilians, for whatever reason, will not be recorded as ‘homicide’ in any statistic, those will be ‘judicial killings’…..

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Palpak gid. Paano nakapasok sa loob ng court house ang may armas na ito? It is really more fun in the PH.

  • bogger007

    Another senseless killing!

    • ang_dagat

      Yes. This guy had (he is dead I believe) a history of major problems, which he seemed to bring on himself for the biggest part.

      • ang_dagat

        He didn’t seem to be able to adapt to living here, and probably had nothing to go home to in Canada. This happens to some foreigners and they return home. Those that do adapt, usually have a fulfilling life here and in many cases contribute to their locality.

  • Barak_O

    one of the reasons why foreigners should not be allowed to buy properties in the philippines

    for business or pleasure

    next time you know, your canuck neighbor is named John Pope II

    • ang_dagat

      … and all Pinoy property abroad should be confiscated? When a Filipino commits a murder abroad, I do not see the racist hatred that you preach from them to Filipinos.
      EDIT: Am not sure of this guys religion, but the family name ‘Pope’, is usually associated with the Scottish Presbyterian faith

      • Barak_O

        never heard of pinoys going amok in public outside the philippines

        pacquiao knocks out opponents but that’s sports

        otherwise pinoys are cool as ice

      • Hunter421

        Thats because its hard for the other 95% brain dead Pinoys to be accepted into other countries!

      • Barak_O

        so it’s time for brain sick foreigners to be given hard time to be accepted in the philippines

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        thats a great idea racist why dont you run to america and tell them to send all flippinas back here then we will remove all call caenters businesses no more tourists ship all overseas workers home and put a fence around this country oh no more foreign or military and put a fence up around this country. hope you like chinese noodles

      • Barak_O

        then your place would stink up to china for sure

        and then your old folks would have difficulty

        flushing toilets if you take out call centers

        the stink would reach up to india

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        what in the hell are you talking about plain gibberish speak english

      • Barak_O

        white people rings call centers

        to flush toilets

      • ang_dagat

        That is not true and you know it. Don’t be letting the troll get you angry, and as you see it has no support from any of the regular Pinoy posters here. 

        By and far the majority of Pinoys are peaceful and honest people. It is just the small minority have bigger mouths, or in this case troll the boards for notice.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        i agree with you to bad there has to be bad apples but every country has them i live among the poor in a little fishing village and some are great people especially the kids

      • ang_dagat

        There have been several. Only last week, there was one in California.
        But Pinoys abroad, in general, are not considered to be high risk. That said, they would have no time for you. Inciting Hatred is a crime in the West, so is KKK. 
        On the other hand there has been a few foreigners murdered here in the past few months alone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        what happened to those 50 or so people in mindanao. 

      • Barak_O

        you don’t know much about mindanao

        so stick to defending the berserk canuck

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QFRDX6GBOHOQII2UXLXWOGMJXA JOE MULDOG

      Ok then no foreigners can buy properties in the USA !! it’s a deal ok

      • ang_dagat

        OMG. A lot of my Filipino friends own houses in Europe and the US. I hope they are not reading.
        There are hundreds of other things foreigners here are prevented from doing or are made difficult. Filipino solution: ‘Become a Filipino citizen (or dual)’. After all it only cost 500,000 to 700,000 pesos to do so.

      • Barak_O

        even if they can

        they don’t want to

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        yeah p[acman never bought a house that general who had 10 houses in america never bought them. dont you read the papers

      • Barak_O

        it takes a pacquiao or a general to buy houses in the us

        while some random deranged pope guy is now making news by shooting people inside a courthouse

        see the difference?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        no i just see a racial bigot who is deranged

      • Barak_O

        problem is

        pinoys don’t take it lightly

        when it comes to one of their own

        getting killed by foreigners

        take care if you are white

      • ang_dagat

        I do not see one Filipino here on this thread supporting one of your comments. Even the other ones who have lost uyabs to non-Filipino are embarrassed by you. 

    • spiritnsoul700

      And all foreign investors should stop and withdraw from investing in Philippines as well….

      Just how many foreigners commited murder act on locals compared to how many foreingers had fallen dead to local thugs who robbed and killed them.

      Start your count………….

      • Barak_O

        uncountable 700

        lost track of it

        spaniards, japs, white kanos

        take your pick

        they all wanted to steal the philippines

      • ang_dagat

        Is that really the best you could come up with in reply to the OP? Your original post was a serious subject, and you sneer those who anwer your questions. I doubt if you had a DNA test it would prove you were 100% Austronesian

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        your the reason this country needs birth control

      • Barak_O

        tell that to pacquiao your idol

        you wouldn’t be drolling everytime you see him on tely

        had his father used condoms

        that is according to him

      • ang_dagat

        Actually I cannot remember one incident of a foreigner from the Americas or Europe committing murder here. Every year I hear of some foreigners been killed.

      • Barak_O

        coz you don’t know news

        there was that ivler basturd shooting even nbi agents

        or you don’t think he qualifies as foreigner coz he is not pure white

      • ang_dagat

        Yes I remember that one. He was Filipino-American; a headcase, a few years ago. 
        Another Filipino-American, Andrew Cunanan killed five or six if I remember some years back; but that is the exception. There have been 2 foreigners killed here in the last 2 months.The OP is trying to explain to you that many foreigners have been killed here, usually for money, and seldom the other way around. Since the Jason Ivler incident, maybe 40 or 50 foreigners have been murdered in cold blood.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        another racist what happen you tried to get to america and they didnt want you. when was the last tme you say a foreigner on a back of a motorcyce carring a gun. i know what happened was a bad situation and i feel for the family. oh a canadian got killed last week in bohol

      • ang_dagat

        Spiritnsoul700; here are some numbers

        Between Jan 2009 and June 2010 the following have been murdered in the Philippines:

        29 Indians
        15 Korean
        14 American
        9 Germans
        8 Japanese
        6 British
        4 Chinese
        3 Canadian
        3 Australian
        2 French
        2 Finish
        1 Norwegian
        1 Dutch
        1 Taiwanese
        1 Pakistani
        1 Iranian
        1 Malaysian
        1 Spanish
        1 Slovinian
        1 Swiss

    • fredrickbastiat

       Right! and filipinos in the US or Canada should also not be allowed to buy properties following your logic. Filipinos should not be allowed to own businesses in these counties and it should be near impossible for them to get citizenship like it is for a foreigner in the Philippines.

      • Barak_O

        business is a two way street

        pinoys wipe a$$es, white men part with their dollars

        problem is pinoys can choose not to wipe a$$ while white a$$ don’t know how to wipe their own a$$holes

    • gringoloco

       So filipinos should not be allowed to buy properties in USA or Canada.

    • Hunter421

      So why should Filipinos be allowed to buy property in the US or Canada? Its called reciprocity but the PH only wants to receive it and not give it.

      • Barak_O

        between philippines and canada

        philippines is the pearl of the orient

        what has canada got?

        hockey? maple syrup? blackberry?

        can’t think of any other

        but the white kanos

        we need guns, lots of it

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        your stupidity is showing

      • ang_dagat

        ignore the troll. Ends up arguing with himself. The usual guys usually never answer ‘it’

      • Barak_O

        lol

        take care

        rub out is in nowadays

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        thanks for the advice

      • Barak_O

        must be white gheys you two

        ewwwww

      • ang_dagat

        Will you please go troll somewhere else. You are embarrassing other Pinoys here who are not used to your childish behavior. 

        Am going out for a beer with some real Pinoy friends right now. RIP to the doctor and his lawyer. 

      • buttones

        Enjoy…

      • ang_dagat

        Salamat dai. Ako home already. Ikaw know me already on old name. Don’t feed the trolls :)

      • buttones

        You know nothing about Canada do you, you’ve never lived there, it is always in the top three of the best countries to live, your comment was ludicrous and doesn’t give you any credit at all- homicides by guns in my country- PH- are 9.46 per 100,000 Canada is 0.50 – that’s one thing they do have. You’re proud of the 9.46 and you want more guns?
        And it’s “We need guns, lots of THEM” NOT ‘Lot’s of it!” Good grief…..

      • Barak_O

        are you a canuck?

        you don’t look like one

        please don’t impress on me your limited english

        you don’t know who said that

        and what’s there to like on your post?

      • buttones

        No I am not a Canadian, I was educated there, and lived there for many years. I’m a Filipina.
        “you don’t know who said that” Said what?
        I don’t post to be ‘liked’ – nobody ‘posts to be liked’ for goodness sake!
        On the English, well I was just trying to helpful, it is one of our national languages, even this newspaper is an English edition, so I hope you may have learned something about basic English grammar…with my compliments..
        Xenophobic – your new word of the day….

      • Guest

        Hoplophobic should stop feeding xenophobic troll, eh. See youtube’s – “Gun Control WorldWide”. Merci.

      • buttones

        Yes, I should know better- on being afraid of guns [ I had to look that phobia up!] it’s not so much being afraid of guns it’s just that I cannot accept we have the right to own one, nor the need if we live in a well ordered society. That comes back to our PNP of course, and government, it seems the whole thing is out of control and has been going that way for years…We should use no other weapon but the Law- idealistic -eh? Ayez un beau jour!

      • Barak_O

        naïveté

        my gift word to you

        don’t trust too much these canucks

        they may have everything bigger, physically

        but it’s the pinoys who does it better

        *wink* *wink*

      • ang_dagat

        Buttones is an educated Pinoy.
        The Pearl of the Orient is Manila, not Cebu. Here in the Visayas we speak bisaya/Cebuana ug English. You cannot speak either. You are a troll and you are hated by both sides (pinoy ug foreigner). Get yourself an uyab or bayet. Just because your partner left you for a foreigner, y disrespect everybody you meet.

      • Barak_O

        the_sea is pisot pa

        tell that to you bisaya friends

        so they’ll take you to the doctor

      • catmanjohn

        Philippines WAS the pearl of the Orient… and now Manila is a cesspool of greedy bankers, corrupt politicians, and endless brothels. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      yes but its ok for generals to buy houses in america. do you have any idea how many foreigners lose everything because they fall in love with a flippina buy her and her family a big house to find out she has a boyfriend and then sells the hose and gives the money to her boyfriend why do you think so many foreigners kill themselves because they have lost everything i think there should be a law against philippinos buying houses in other countries. last year a canadian was jogging wlth his wife and kids some men hollered hey joe he went over a said my names not joe they shot  in the stomach in front of his kids

  • alex_diaz2014

    Malamang caucasian si John Pope. Problem with the security guards, pagnakita nilang puti yung kulay ng balat hindi na nila kinakapkapan… 

  • Platypus09

    WTH..

  • kilabot

    canada is one country which has fallen to perversion; 
    this pope is not holy but a pervert; 
    he probably bought his gun from the durano’s, the paltik kingpin; 
    he may be a supporter of gwengarcia out to show his loyal support; 
    or a supporter of magpale warning gwen what happens to her if she does not vacate capitol.

    • Guest

      Kilabot ang iyong kagaguhan. Ininsulto mo ang isang buong bansa dahil sa kasamaan ng isa nilang mamamayan. Ano kaya ang palagay nila sa atin noong 13 pinatay ng mga pulis at sundalo dito sa Pilipinas?

  • Vikkala Velo

    It happens anywhere.  Whether American, European, Chinese, Pinoy etc . . . . in any place, any time . .  that is human nature.

  • Mananandata69

    Kung sino man ang escorts ng canadian na ito, tanga kau.  hindi mo alam na may baril yan akusado na yan.

  • ever green

    how the hell did a foreigner, attending a court hearing, able to carry a gun inside  the building……?????????????????????   

    • ang_dagat

      Maybe because foreigners don’t carry guns (usually), security were a bit lax

    • yong rodil

      news said, it was hidden on a news paper

  • virgoyap

    Sayang ang kanyang pangalan John Pope murderer pala.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    WHAT THE HELL IS OUR “STRICT GUN LAW” AS SAID BY OUR PRESIDENT? Is this the kind of law you want to IMPLEMENT in our country? How did a person reach a Court WITH FIREARMS??? AY MAGKAGULO NA TAYO! This is no longer normal in our country!
         MR.PRESIDENT…YOU HAVE TO IMPOSE A TOTAL GUN BAN!!!
    “Gubalane said investigators had had yet to determine why Pope shot Casiño and the two others.”…..You are insane! At the first place,you knew that you cannot carry a gun inside or WITHIN THE VICINITY of the Court!

  • MrJoseRizal

    What strict law is “strictly” implemented in this country? WALA, lahat nadadaan sa pera at connections

    • isellnuts

       walang batas batas dito sa pilipinas, yan ang sabi ng kapitbahay ko.

  • $18209031

    Hala, time to ban Canadians  !  dios ko mayoryusep talaga. Napasukan ito ng yawa !

    • Guest

      Mahigit kalahating milyong Pinoy siguro ay nasa Canada. Libu-libo pa ang naghihintay pumunta duon. Gusto mo bang ipag-bawal at sipain silang lahat kung isa sa kanila ay pumatay duon ? Utinba talaga ang isipan mo ?

    • Hunter421

      Yeah ban Canadians because Filipinos never go on shooting sprees or kill rival jueteng operators or murder dozens of journalists. Foolish statement.

    • jolly_baby

       Funny.. it that will be the argument then filipinos will be banned as well

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      gamay imong oten pisot pa jud ,bahog tiktik

  • $18209031

    Ayan ang tawag, More fun and murders in the Philippines. Even foreigners can carry out hurementado inside the Halls of Justice. Talagang masaya ang PInas ngayong taon…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Kahit pa ang “SANTO PAPA” ang nasasakdal,IT IS YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY TO CHECK if a person has firearms in his body! Kasalanan ito ng GOBIYERNO! It is the right of filipino to sue the Government of the Philippines.

    I would like to question the “Credibility” of our President regarding his handling of NATIONAL SECURITY!

    • Barak_O

      hinanap ka ni john pope kanina

      according to him he is looking for you

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

        Sino Barak sa dalawa? Yung nasa langit or yung nasa Impyerno?

      • Barak_O

        yong nasa hospital

  • akramgolteb

    Masabi lang ng Inquirer na una sila sa balita. Hilaw na hilaw itong article na ito. Dapat ang diyaryo magbibigay ng balita hindi gagawa ng isang libong tanong. Tingnan ninyo mga post dito, ang daming tanong ng mga reader. Malamang ang writer nitong article, lalaki man o babae, kabit ng editor (lalaki man siya o babae o something in-between) kaya na print pa rin ang article.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Bakit may baril sa loob ng courtroom? Sino ba nakahabla at naghabla? It only shows how lousy is security in all establishment in the Philippines. Magtataka pa tayo? Suspended Governor nga sa Cebu bumabalik pa sa opisina na parang walang sumsita.

    Anong klaseng disiplina meron tayo sa Pinas?

    Gun ban? More fun in the Philippines.

  • $23257130

    grave ha ibang klase na talaga kriminalidad sa panahon ni abnoytard habang tulog ng tulog sa pansitan. ppppwwweeehhh. kadiri. eeeeeeeeewwww

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Umayos ka tatamaan canadian sa akin !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7M6AFD7YQ6BJACR5TN2DBGRERA Ramon

    Which is which? John Pope shot himself or a responding policeman shot him (per Philstar).

    • ang_dagat

      I think he shot himself in the head, but he was shot by the cop in the arms/legs after or before.

  • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

    You don’t mess with white people. Period. sorry to use racial tone, The westerners living in Asia, don’t buy into the corrupt political, justice system we have, where bribes are the order of the day. They must have paid bribes to put him under a false case, thinking it will teach him a lesson,

    Westerners don’t understand the concept of bribe in Asia, they are straight forward, to the point. They don’t play around Asian BS of corruption. Don’t mess with white people with your corrupt tactics if you love your life, they see through our BS. They don’t fear death like we do.

    • Cebu73

      Before you open your mouth, make sure you know what the case is all about. He killed a very respectable, prominent pediatric surgeon who I can personally vouch for his integrity as a private individual and citizen. In no way will the deceased surgeon be linked to bribery & corruption as you just implied in your comment. Obviously, discrimination aside, you already stereotyped all Filipinos as corrupt. If you think that, get the hell out of the country then and go live in oh so saintly white people countries that you so love and adore you can’t believe they can do anything bad.

      • ang_dagat

        I think you are missing the point Sir/Maam. They were not being critical of the said doctor, but merely replying to the racists comments of others here. 60 foreigners are murdered here each year, and thousands persecuted, versus one local killed every two or three years by a crazy foreigner. Sure many of these foreigners bring it on themselves, but you have got to admit that racism is rife here in The Philippines, especially amongst the uneducated. REF: read the comments by troll pinoy ‘Barak_O’ hiding behind ‘it’s’ online name.

      • Cebu73

        The fact that she implied that bribery must have been involved was a slur to the defendant which is the doctor. I told him/her to know the facts first before making false assumptions or stereotyped generalizations because it is unfair to the victims and their families. As to racism, that is universal and happens everywhere. I am not saying that is acceptable but, unfortunately, it is a sad fact. This is not a case about Filipinos against foreigners. A crime has been committed regardless of race. Does it make it right in your eyes to kill a couple of Filipinos because it does not tally up anyway with the number of foreigners killed there?

      • ang_dagat

        Yes I see what you mean. But I think that the other person implied that it was the system, not the doctor that may have drove him to it. One thing for sure was that that your friend the doctor and Mr Pope had an ongoing feud lasting a few years. It also seems that Mr Pope had some mental issues.
        In cases of neighbour vs neighbour, one party sometimes becomes obsessed with the situation to the extent they cannot see reason. This is oftentimes is made more difficult with the fact that they see this person day in day out. This may have caused Mr Pope to ‘crack’, and nobody saw it coming. May the Doctor and his lawyer rest in peace and condolences to both their families, and also the family of Mr Pope. If you see anger from some foreigners on here you can put it down to the Pinoy troll I mentioned earlier. Majong Gabee or as ikaw sa Cebu says Maayong Gabee

    • igmat

      apparently you do not know him.your slur will deeply hurt the peoplelike us who knew him.

      • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

        I’m sorry, If i hurt your sentiments, I apologize I didn’t intend to cause any harm with the comment. I was just implying that the justice system should be improved.

      • ang_dagat

        Your comment was indeed offensive to both Filipino ug foreigner here. I do understand it was a bit tongue and cheek, but the seriousness of a double murder is not the time to make jokes. Also I think a lot of people here do not understand your sarcasm. Your apology accepted from me at least.

    • Guest

      you are an idiot.  the fact that your fellow idiot canadian was in the court was that filipinos who complained against him were not afraid of white people.
      on the contrary, what westerners could not understand is that they cannot live their lifestyle in the philippines and bully their way around.  when in the philippines, they should behave.
      moreover, don’t liken yourself to us.  if you fear death, ikaw lang ang duwag.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        bully their way around ive had jewerly money tools and even the load stolen out my phone by people i trusted. ive had the air let put my tires my pickup keyed at the beaches and dog crap smeared all over my car windows by people i didnt even know. i have had punks write f–k you inn the sand when i walked by. my neighbors put a karoake machine within 20 meters of my house it played for 21 hours a daay and u never got any sleep for 6 days finally when i asked if they could it down i was threatened. i had my purebreed yorkie posioned and human waste thrown in my yard. some were caught and asked why they said they were jealous. i have to worry im going to say something and some will take offense and shoot me. other foreigners have had the same problems this is only a partial list i have many more

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        because im a foreigner and my windows aren tinted because i hate tinted windows i was pulled over and given a ticket for right turn on red. the only problem there was no red the lights were out . it cost me 2000pisos. we can argue because we have no rights and  not just me it has happened to others. the traffic enforcers see a foreigner the see easy money. i didnt pay him so i suffered. i know this hasnothing to do with thewhat happened im sorry i just hate racists remarks

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      @Lavista4u, Because you are straightforward w/ your BIASED OPINION re Westerners and FALSE PERCEPTION of the victim who filed a case against him, Let me also be straightforward in telling you that most of the Westerners who retire here in the Phils are LOSERS such as this Canadian.

      This Canadian has a handful of CASES including the Malicious Mischief filed against him by the victim/respected Doctor. If this Canadian is indeed as highly as you perceived Westerners are, then why would he plan to kill a respectable Doctor by bringing a gun and hiding it in his bag? WESTERNERS ARE NOT AS RESPECTABLE as you perceive them to be.

      funny, your statements conflict each other. a sign of an ignorance, shallow/narrow-mindedness, LOSER state of mind.

      Before making BS comment, make sure you read all the other facts first. may pa “dont mess w white people ka pa, they dont fear death like we do” tingnan mo patay din yung Canadian.

      • ang_dagat

        Hold on sammm
        You state the word ‘most’, which means more than 50%. Although I do not agree with the OP, I find your term ‘most’ inaccurate ug offensive. Where I live in the Visayas I would say at most 5-10% of foreigners are LOSERS. That is not hiding from the fact that 10% of Filipinos are losers also. I would say that is the same proportion no matter what country you live in.

        I think the OPs comment was tongue in cheek and trying to be sensationalist and does not warrant the reply you furnished.

        Reading your other comments, you seem to be in touch and educated and I was surprised by your made up statistical comment (all be it maybe just pinagrabe) :)

      • catmanjohn

        The reality is that the Philippines needs foreigners more than the other way around. If every OFW was forced back, you would have a failed state. Your own politicians like Marcos and Enrile has turned your women into a culture of brothels that attracts these ‘losers’ as you call them, but many men, just happened to be in the PH for work, only to discover how beautiful the women are there. So life goes on. 

    • DarkJustice

      Oh dear! Before you type in your comment,please check if you are using right pauses,punctuation marks on the right places. It only shows how poor your education is! :D

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

        its probably just typo. especially when one is using touchscreen.

    • Mamang Pulis

      @lavista4u:disqus —
      derechahan lang naman ang gusto mo-

      anu ba kinakain mo ha? yun ulo ng uten ni pope o yun dinidilaan mo ang butas ng lubot?

      eh sira ulo ka pala minu minuto! kung hindi rin pala sandamakmak na bugok yan pope uupakan ba nya yun kalaban nya ng ganyan kung hindi rin malaki at desperado na kaso nya?

      isa kang hangal para idolohin mo ang mga ganyang banyaga.

  • otoling

    Tinitipid ang pondo (pera) ng LGU (gobyerno), ayaw mag-hire ng additional dedicated security for each court ang dahilan. Ayan na ang nagyari, namatayan sila.

    Para silang mga gagong si matandang Mayor Belmonte ng QC in 2005 na ipinag-malaki pa na malaki daw ang savings ng QC government.  Kaya pala ekako napaka-laki ng eskwaterssssss niya sa mga lupain ng gobyerno dahil panay tipid niya (nila) instead of providing funds to watch over the government properties from being occupied by eskwarters at night, day and night and days and nights.

    Tapus ang perang na-save daw ay heto naka-sira sa environment at ito ang pinag-pye-piestahan hatiin nila at the end of the year.  Belmonte and other LGUs of the country for that matter by saying purely ignorantly idiotic.  They are not suppose to be in the public service.

    Bali kay Enrile, ito ay related na kagagohan sa tuktok ni Enrile.  Matagal na itong si Enrile sa kanyan hidden korapyuns since 1972 – he must die, I think.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Normally,the person has handcuff at his hands,accompanied by a police (Court Marshall) Then the judge will order to remove the handcuff when it is at the court proper,before it will start di ba? So,how can this things happen? I mean,nasaan ang Batas dito? Magaling pa ang mga guwardya ng isang Shopping mall,bago pumasok or lumampas ang isang tao,they do routine security procedures….Eh ito eh ISANG TAO LANG? Hindi nyo pa magawa?

    • DarkJustice

      Naka-handcuff lang ang defendant kung hindi sya naka-post ng bail or criminal case ang ang kaso kasi kaya naka-handcuff dahil manggagaling sya sa loob ng kulungan at para di  makatakas. Ngayon,kung naka-bail sya or di naman serious criminal case ang kaso nya eh sa labas sya manggagaling. Ang dapat na tanong dyan,paano sya nakapasok ng buliding na may dalang baril undetected?  ;-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

        Yun na nga ang problema sa atin.If someone enters the VICINITY of the Court,dapat eh may detectors na at may mga guards pa!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

        Yes the Hall of Justice in Cebu has detectors at the entrance. but ask the Supreme Court in Manila who shoulders the bills of the security and maintenance of detectors, electricity of detectors bakit hindi na gumagana? no budget perhaps? or baka focus
        ng budget nasa allowances ng mga justices?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

        i meant used to have detectors

      • catmanjohn

        Garcia’s  misdeeds slowly come to the surface. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      court cases doesnt equate with handcuffs. it depends on the type of case. The case (Malicious Mischief) we are talking here is a bailable one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      i cant believe the way they handcuff from the front everywhere else to the back you can still kill or beat someone from the front i remember a case where they were transporting a criminal in a ambulance. they handcuffed him from the front and put beside the drive while going down the highway he grabbed the steering wheel. the onlyt thing that kept them from going over cliff was they hit a tree

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Porke ba canadian, puti at foreigner, hindi na kinapkapan ng maayos pag pasok sa court house?

  • SG0609

    very bad reporting…

  • caloyski65

    security lapse yan….foreigner kasi kaya kampante yun mga police o security detail dyan…..mapa govt office, malls, mga business establishments at schools eh compolsary yun security checks….pero sa nangyari na yan eh malamang wala at basta pinapasok na lamang yun canadian na yan.

  • jolly_baby

     talk about bad reporting…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    ” Canadian national went on a shooting rampage INSIDE the Palace of Justice ” There is a clear statement that proved lack of SECURITY ROUTINE PROCEDURES! We can STILL count on it that it is WITHIN COURTHOUSE (inside or outside)!

  • Adarna

    still cant believe this. Dr. Rafols was a friend although not that closed. He was one of the best doctors in Cebu. My condolence to his family, from a friend in the U.S.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

      What medical specialties does Dr.Rafols had? Internal Medicine? Psychatrist?

      • Adarna

        surgery. 6 years ago hes the chairman of dept of surgery in one of the biggest hospital there. I think he did perform pediatric cardiac surgery though not really sure. Nakalimutan ko na. I met him 6 years ago pa sa philippines. he was also a professor of Cebu Institute of Medicine

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

        you are right Dr. Rafols is a Pediatric Surgeon. A respected and well-known Doctor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      im sorry for their lose im sure he was a good man

  • igmat

    this is madness!!! of the highest order, dr rafols is a well respected collegue and so sad this happen to him as well as the lawyer fatality. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  • tabitabi

    iniinbistigahan daw kung bakit nya binaril iyong mga biktima. what a joke. ang dapat inbistigahan kung paano sya nag karoon nang baril sa loob nang courthouse.

  • Nagagalitna

    Paano nangyari na nagkaroon ng baril sa loob ng court kasi alam ko lahat ng pumapasok ay mag undergo ng inspection lalo na sa baril bago payagan pumasok eh.

    Haaayyyy ang tatanga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    A BANANA REPUBLIC———How come a foreigner GOT INSIDE the COURT ROOM with a GUN ?————-HOW————-
    It means those COMING INSIDE this CEBU COURT do not PASS security control——

    • David Van Cleef

      Shouldn’t it be “How come ANYONE got inside the court room with a gun”?

      • buttones

        Yes of course it should- ANYONE! Regardless of nationality ….

      • Kairosphil

        the subject is the canadian..

      • buttones

        The question in the post was regarding a ‘foreigner’ entering the court armed- the other poster said should it not have read ‘anyone’- I agreed, it is irrelevant whether the guy was a ‘foreigner’ or not, nobody, anyone, regardless of race should be allowed to enter a court room armed with weapons.. That was the ‘subject’…

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        llok at the papers they build up the hatred. recently a 66 old american went in a store and stole 200pisos of food it was in all the papers here and got more coverage than the story of a man raping his nine year daughter in the same paper if it was a flippino and they put in the paper everytime someone stole 200 pisos there wood be no trees left in this country

      • buttones

        It may have something to do with Philippines NOT being much of a multicultural society, and the minor event by a foreigner is more newsworthy than the major one by a Filipino/?
        This thread all started with a matter of security in our Courts which of course, in our typical fashion, we now address AFTER an event happens. It’s always the same, we start clearing waterways after a storm, never before, we plant trees AFTER they have all been chopped down never before, we address urban planning AFTER the time it’s too late.
        Anyway, on the Canadian guy, obviously there were a lot of contributing factors leading up to this tragedy, there is a lot of gossip going around- maybe the guy just ’snapped’, our culture and the West are not the same and it can be difficult for western guys here- no excuse for killing people of course….

  • tilamsik

    ok ba?  nakapasok ang may kaso na may baril pa…?  where can we people really be secured?   while high ranking officers are corrupting millions, basic services to public are funded in trickles… shamelessness at its best

  • tilamsik

    “we will investigate the matter leaving no pebble unturned” lols 

  • ang_dagat

    Between Jan 2009 and June 2010 the following have been murdered in the Philippines:

    29 Indians
    15 Korean
    14 American
    9 Germans
    8 Japanese
    6 British
    4 Chinese
    3 Canadian
    3 Australian
    2 French
    2 Finish
    1 Norwegian
    1 Dutch
    1 Taiwanese
    1 Pakistani
    1 Iranian
    1 Malaysian
    1 Spanish
    1 Slovinian
    1 Swiss

    • buttones

      OMG! This is not very good is it, not a good record for a God fearing ’happy’ law abiding nation is it. Well nobody can say we discriminate against one nationality in particular can they, had you extended your statistics another couple of months another 8 Chinese could have gone on the list…
      This is getting worrisome, and it’s all to do with the lack of gun control, and now Congress is dusting off the many Bills that have been lying around for years- we shall see.. I think this nation is ‘gun mad’….

      • spiritnsoul700

         True and you dont even see such number ratio of crime murder committed by their locals on foreigners  in neighour countries like Singapore and Malaysia no doubt these countries still have their own set of internal problem to dealt with.

        This is the grave problem in Philippines, where  gun control is out of order, and you cant blame the public gun owners as well for not willing to give up their firearms, You dont read in news where interpol cops in Singapore and Malaysia consumed liqour in their office premise and then start to shoot their fellow colleagues.You hardly see reports on their military and cops personnels gunning down each other and least the civilians except crooks and criminals

        What make these countriessuch as Singapore and Malaysia effective in gun ban is not only imposing strict death penaltylaw  but their men in uniformed  are still far more DISCIPLINE compared to their counterparts in The Philippines
         

      • ang_dagat

        I do not believe in the death penalty. I do not believe in a gun ban here because there are so many unregistered guns. I would not hand in ours if it came in to effect.
        Having said that, they never come outside our premises except when we go to the gun range under supervision of the provincial PMP firearms trainer. Even then for the shot trip they are unloaded and in their cases.

      • johnvforeighner

        And that list is not complete, how many are killed but not reported??
        And as for God fearing??? thats a joke here.
        In Philippines the only God here is the Pesos/dollar….
        Murder and rape is rife, prostitution has now been legalised, you have Mitsubishops, corruption all the way to the top, where your President has a serious cough, but denies it is the cigarettes he has every day, where Enrile openly passes out bribe money, rubouts, salvaging etc, open corruption, where Doctors will ignore the dying and wounded if there is no cash etc.
        Its a God fearing country??? that is the joke of the world towards the Philippines.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/35QRM5U7PNIJXWX6FFTJLRROYQ citizenram

    in some dialect, its called “impetu” that sometimes happens when as a foreigner, who has sold all his property back home just to buy his “ladylove” in the Philippines a house/property but gets to find out that the latter has been sleeping with a local boyfriend. Being milked and duped to believed that there’s paradise in this land will surely send disbelief and put one in a state to be less human. People are very much capable of doing the unthinkable when pushed to the wall. Aggraveted by the fact that being white sometimes in this land will see yourself being not frisked or subjected to a process just because of the color of one’s skin. It is notably sad, persons of respect and dignity has to suffer resulting from the pervasive culture of lack of mindedness and impunity. May those those victims find peace, which we all do deserve- no matter what.

    • ang_dagat

      Yes the kind of cases you mention do happen here. But the majority of foreigners I know have been happily married for many years. Many of their wives have also visited or lived in the country of their spouses.
      It is just the bad cases you mentioned above stand out from those of good ones. I personally know of two of the former you describe. Of the latter maybe 50 couples I know.
      Edit, I know 3.

    • Pitbulldog

      It seems like you know a lot about the history of this man and what compelled him to run amok there.  Never in this headline was mentioned that he did that perhaps because of despondency over a relationship gone bad.  The blame should be put on the authorities first. Just imagine a government building for the  justice department too lax with their security.  What if the next time around, some crazies would barge in again, kill or kidnap all the judges around?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      as per media news, the Filipina wife of this Canadian has been deceased around 2 yrs ago. He lives alone. What you wrote above is not the reason as to why he carefully planned to kill victims.

  • bahaykubo1015

    Paano nakapasok ang baril??? Pumasok bang mag-isa ????
    My condolences to the family of the deceased.

    • ang_dagat

      Indeed. This should be about the deceased ug the sectuity at the courthouse; not a battle between foreigners and Pinoys

    • amapangarap

      hindi po. bitbit po nung canadian. di po kayang maglakad nung baril mag- isa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    tanga, engot, gonggong ang mga police at security officers na nakatalaga sa courthouse . dapat pati sila binaril na rin at ng mabawasan ang mga tanga, engot, at gonggong sa mundo. palace of justice tapos kahit sino pwede makapasok ng me baril????? san ka pa.

  • Jun Acluba

    Foreigner pala Ito ,bat Mukhang wall ang deportation case. Nagtatanong Lang po

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      as per news, may deportation order na sya but the Canadian filed for appeal. plus he cannot go because of his numerous pending cases

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CJCI5UE2KPDAQUDIY7RVSOPOU Tiboy

    GUN BAN PA NAMAN! at sa pag ka alam ko Expats are not allowed to posses Fire Arms in the country….unsa man gina tsek sa mga secu dyan?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      if theres a will, theres a way.

    • Gerardo Barrica

       Basta Orang Puti libre sa tsek up.

    • kanoy

      WHY ARE YOU LIMITING IT TO EXPATS? THAT IS LIKE SAYING ONLY CITIZENS CAN KILL CITIZENS, MAKE THIS LEGAL?
      A man with domestic problems fatally shot eight people, including a pregnant woman and two children, after taking alcohol and drugs in a rampage Friday near the Philippine capital that ended when he was shot dead by police, officials said.
      At least eight other people were wounded in Kawit township
      The violence happened days after the death of a 7-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a stray bullet during New Year’s Eve revelry in Manila sparked public criticism over lax gun control in the Philippines. Friday’s rampage fueled pressure for more assertive action by authorities to deal with unlicensed firearms.
      Ronald Bae, who was killed in the shootout with responding police, had been on a “drug and alcohol binge” with his friends since Monday, drinking and taking methamphetamine, Remulla said.
      He said Bae left a store where he and his friends were drinking but later returned with the caretaker of his house in Kawit and began the shooting spree in the surrounding neighbourhood.
      The man had left his Kawit neighbourhood about a year ago after he lost an election for village chairman

      • ang_dagat

        Ha. Glad to see you found the button. 
        You are right. Sixty foreigners are murdered per year here.
        Pinoy killed his wife in California a week or so ago.
        Wipeout sa Quezon (probably licensed to kill)
        Stay party bullets killing kids.
        Another foreigner killed in Bohol.

        The gun licensing authority have a list a mile long of un-licensed guns. What are they doing about it? They have the addresses of the owners.

      • kanoy

         TRUST ME MY FRIEND THE NUMBER OF GUNS IN ANY COUNTRY ON EARTH ARE THOUSANDS OF TIMES LARGER THAN ANY LIST THAT COUNTRY HAS
        CRIMINALS ARE NOT KNOWN FOR THEIR LAW ABIDING TALENTS EVEN POLICE KEEP A ”THROW AWAY” HANDY IN CASE THEY SHOOT AN UNARMED MAN
        NO LAW WILL EVER RID SOCIETY OF GUNS STRICTER PENALTIES ARE SHARED BY ALL SO WE WANT TOUGHER LAWS BUT BEACH AT HIGHER TAXES THAT SUPPORT THEM

      • ang_dagat

        Yes my friend, there is no solution. It is just that when one buys a gun here, the licence lasts for approx 4 years. When the 4 years has elapsed the licencee is supposed to have it renewed. Only two-thirds of these owners do this. This leaves 582,583 ‘legal’ guns without licences as of October, 358,883 of which have elapsed for more than two years. It is this blatant disregard for the law that irks me.

      • kanoy

         YES I UNDERSTAND THAT,,,,THE NUMBERS I’M SPEAKING OF ARE NOT INCLUDED THERE AND ARE FAR LARGER….GUNS STOLE…SMUGGLED,,,,NEVER REPORTED NOR LICENSED,,,UNTRACEABLE UNKNOWN

  • basilionisisa

    pano nakapasok sa Court House and baril? yan na nga ba eh… SLACK SECURITY, kahit mag-ban ka nang mag-ban kung tanga naman ang security, wala rin.

    parang 2 klase lang ang law enforcers sa atin: yung trigger happy at yung tutulug-tulog, walang in between.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauli.champ Mauli Champ

    PABOR ME, “DEATH PENALTY” WAKE UP GOVER MA MENT. D2 SA AMIN MGA OFW PG NKA TSUGI KA TSUGI KARIN.  DPAT GANYAN SA PINAS PARANG KABUTI ANG KRIMEN EH.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      ok na kami dito dyan ka na lang wag ka na umuwi…

  • gwenbalili

    ano kaya ni pope john yung gunman?

  • Horst Manure

    This is the problem with a badly disorganised legal system..you have no court rules..no one knows the rules if there are any..the total Caught system is a shambles and a free for all just front for lawyers and free loaders to cash in some one misfortune and know they can say or do what they like and the Caught will ignore any facts ..dates times.., evidence as long as they can string out a case every on is happy except the victim.

     What will be lesson learnt here .. NOTHING 
     Next please.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    I’ts actually a surprise that violence of this magnitude is not common inside our courtromms. I’ve been to Taguig RTC in front of camp bagong diwa and i’ts like a jam pack classroom no separtion of suspects and victims, no police or guard next to the judge and sometimes the police escorting handcuff suspect/s has to stay outside because there is not enough space for them. 

  • wawa2172

    A gun in  courtroom and worst the accused is armed. Negligence on the part of security officers. Sereno what is going on? I guess you need to review the court house rules. Security in court should be tight. Remember dinadalaw ito nang lahat nang klasing tao…rapist, killer, terrorist, plunderer, holdupper, carnaper, etc. Court is the most dangerous place to visit. Baka ang katabi mo ay may kaso and ma snap ang utak habang nililitis

  • Mamang Pulis

    ano susunod? ban canadians?

    • kanoy

       BAN HUMANS

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      ban flippinos in other countries

      • Mamang Pulis

        right :))

  • athenapallas

    This is such a lousy and incomplete reporting. Couldn’t the writer research and know first why the gunman was able to enter the court room with a gun and what was his case why he was there in the first place? The pivotal details are left behind para lang maka-una sa sensational na pagbabalita.

    • kanoy

       Conflicting reports say that the police on site shot the gunman, but the police say that they shot Pope in the arm before he shot himself in the head.
      CONFLICTING AGE AS WELL NOT 63
      Cebu police chief, said that 66-year-old Pope also fired at a prosecutor
      Claro Arellano, the prosecutor general, said that there was a “serious lapse in security” in the court premises calling an investigation by the Supreme Court.
      Pope was facing charges of possession of firearms and malicious mischief and grave threats. He was previously held for the same charges in 2011

      • ang_dagat

        The said firearms charge was in connection with the mischief charge and was outside the doctors surgery

      • kanoy

         SOME REPORTS SAY THE SUBDIVISION HE WAS TO HAVE THREATENED OTHERS THERE TOO…WITH ALWAYS CONFLICTING RP NEWS REPORTS I GUESS THE BEST WE GET IS MAJORITY RULE

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    It’s about time to take gun ban seriously.

    • Gerardo Barrica

       No, it is about time we sign a law banning KARAOKE around residential areas.

      • ang_dagat

        Especially bad singers like me

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        discos to they have right by my house the windows rattle and the walls shake you cant stay in the house because it makes you sick i have about 30 of them are year within a block of my house somtimes until 7 in the morning they even have them on school nights

    • kanoy

       BEFORE THE INVENTION OF THE GUN THERE WHERE SPEARS BOWS & ARROWS SWORDS KNIVES BOLO BLOW GUN POISON DARTS MACE AXE ETC NOT A SINGLE 1 OF THOSE OR A GUN KILLS….PEOPLE DO…THIS WAS A SMALL .38 CAL 6 SHOT THIS GUY HAD TRAINING SOMEWHERE 4 HEAD SHOTS THATS PRECISION MOST PEOPLE COULD NOT HIT THE BROADSIDE OF A BARN WITH A .38…HE WOULD DO AS MUCH TIME FOR KILLING 3 AS HE WOULD 1 THE RP DON’T HAVE NO DETERRENT FOR MURDER….

      • ang_dagat

        Before the Caps Lock button was invented it was easier to read comments :) Then they invented Netiquette, which you were absent when they were teaching

      • kanoy

        BEFORE THE COMPUTER WAS INVENTED I HAD A GRENADE BLAST IN NAM DESTROY MY OPTIC NERVE,,BUT YOU WHERE ABSENT WHILE WE WHERE DYING
        I GOT OVER IT AND I’M SURE YOU WILL AS WELL

      • ang_dagat

        :)

      • Mamang Pulis

        .357 ang dala sabi sa GMA—

      • kanoy

         NO…TRUE,,,BULLETS WITH CROSSES ON THEM CAUSE A WITCH PAIN BUT DON’T KILL HER
        THE ONLY WAY TO KILL A WITCH IS FIRE

  • parefrank

    Plenty cases filed by neighbors and Barangay? Which cases? What he has done and why he could not see any chance anymore so that he decifed to Die? We know of a foreigner who build his house for his RP family at a beach residential zone and got neighbors which made a shop and noise with disco. He complained since this is not allowed at this zone. But neighbors and Barangay just filed cases to declare him persona non grata so that he would have to leave his home and family. It was dismissed, but such situation could cause a similar reaction.

    • ang_dagat

      I know such cases too. Where foreigner built a large house and just afterwards somebody built a karaoke bar next door to intimidate him. No paying customers, but request to buy the said land at 8 times it’s value. 

      Another case where the locals were bringing trucks to remove sand from the beach with the cooperation of the barangay captain. His crime was that he had a feeding program for the local poor kids and made the captain look bad. He stopped the feeding program after rumours stating his pospas dish was not using fresh ingredients.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      i was threatened beome some people who live had a cabana next to my house thet put in a karoke machine and played it 21 hours a day. it was so load i couldnt hear me tv. i couldnt sleep or take a nap the later it was the louder it got the same old songs over and over again. after 6 days of this hell i went over and asked them if they turn the volume down. i was nice and polite but you have thought i asked them to rape their daughter . they started yelling and screaming threating to have me ran out of town.a foreigner can never ask a flippino to turn down their noise because you could get shot

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    indeed, śhit really happens not only in the loo but sadly and unexpectedly, anywhere else.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    Another “Blessing” na naman ‘to para kay Purisima.

    • batangpaslit

      a euphimism for sarcasm, eh?
      chuckles…

  • Komen To

    See how impotent and irrelevant gun ban is? How did the guns enter the courtroom? PNP – Pulis Na Palpak. Another headache to the boss chief

    • batangsulpok

      Tulog sa pansitan ang mga Pulis na security diyan dahil walang kotong, kung baga, walang kita.

      • batangpaslit

        i just wonder kung sino kasama nia sa pag punta sa court house?

    • Mamang Pulis

      blue guard ang naka bantay sa korte–tulog sa pansitan–nun nakitang puti ang pumasok–tumango lang wala ng kapkap o bukas bag

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, ang baril daw na deposit na sa ilalim ng upuan kaya kahit makapkap sia o buksan ang bag, lusot
        hehehe…

  • TEAM PNOY

    When going to trial court next time, please do not forget to bring with you your flak jacket and your helmet.

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe…
      tapos, ang init sa Pilipinas ay abot ng 100 F degrees tapos naka helpmet at flak jacket ka?
      protektado ka sa bala ng Cal .38, pero, patay ka naman sa dehydration
      hahaha…

      • Mamang Pulis

        .357 ang dala sabi sa kabila—flak jacket?:)) meron akong bodyarmor level 3a–malamig naman–concealed pa sya—kaya nun hanggang .45—kaso kung sa batok, sa mukha  ka binaril, wala rin–kahit pa naka kevlar helmet…

      • batangpaslit

        so, kaya ng Level 3 ang Magnum .357?
        pag Cal .45 sa knocking power lang, bagsak pa rin ang matamaan.
        Bro, anong material ang sa ‘yo? Kevlar or something else?
        mahal siguro ‘yan

      • Mamang Pulis

        kevlar

  • $23455908

    Wala bang kautusan sa Pilipinas na bawal magdala ng nakamamatay na bagay sa kahit anong opisina ng gobyerno? Kaya nangyayari ito dahil dahil diyan sa kakulangan ng disiplina at proteksyon sa mamamayan. Lalo na ito. Lahat ng may gawa ng krimen o hinuli ng pulisya, dapat nakaposas para hindi maka-disgrasya o makagawa pa ng dagdag  na krimen. Kahit na sino pa siya. 

  • julieboy

    Here we have a Govt. building that normally have security checks on people who come in and out.Nakalusot dahil foreigner and lacks masiado nanaman ang building security.The canadian just went berserk lost his mind for some reason.This person must have been mentally unstable in the first place. 

  • http://enria.org/ scconcern

    Yan ang kaibahan ng Pinoy at tao galing sa maunlad na bayan. Di takot ipaglaban ang karaparatan kapag na ang hustisya ay palpak. Handang mamatay basta di apihin at di mababayaran.
    Hangan elitist at dysfuntional ang systema ng katarugan. Batas na mata sa mata ang iiral. Dapat ang paghusga ay di sa isang tao ipagkatiwala, kung di sa grupo ng propessional/skilled citizen, sa ganoon ay tunay na “beyond reasonable doubt”. Isa lang di sumang-ayon, re-trial agad, maging magastos sa may pera, di tulad sa isang bayaran.
    Dahil sa elitis na hustisya ang nakinabang ay yung may kapit o pera, kaya ang iba ay lumalapit sa MNLF, MILF, CPP/NPA at ibang paraan para patas ang laban.
    Wala sa pulis ang problema, support lang sila sa nagpalakad ng hustisya. Ang gumagawa ng protocol/systema ay ang DOJ at SC.
    ANG HUSTISYA DAPAT PATAS, KAY KAPITALISTA o COMUNISTA, KATHOLICO o MUSLIM, BATA o MATANDA, MAYAMAN o MAHIRAP, ITIM 0 PUTI, LALAKI o BINABAE…..
    Baka dapat na mag-alsa na ang tao bayan laban sa PLUTOCRACY o alsa balutan sa ibang bansa.

    • Mamang Pulis

      hindi na bago dito yan sa mindanao….angkan sa angkan pa ang magpapatayan.

      masyado kayo bilib sa mga banyaga tulad ng ungas na yan…eh basag ulo rin ang alam.

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        Hindi ako bilib sa dayuhan, sample lang ng pagkatao nila. Yung nayayari sa mindanao ay sariling pakinabang, pera pera kahit alipin, sila ng kanilang angkan. 
        Malayong halintulad ang mindanao. Makinabang ay yung nangagagong amo, na kumukurakot ng malaki, kahit sakripisyo ang buhay ng nagagago. Hindi ang angkan o amo ang haharap sa laban.
        Kaya ng walang katahikan sa mindanao, dahil sa plutokratikong amo ang pinahahalagahan ay yung kanyang pamilya, di ang barangay, siudad, probinsiya at bayan.

  • batangpaslit

    hindi ko nasubaybayan itong case eh. malayo kasi ako sa bayang tinubuan
    may naka alam ba ng history nito?
    masaklap na kuwento
    imagine, ang apelyedo nia is symbolic pa, Pope

    • Htee

      Imagine how you would feel when you’re in the land of mr. pope.

      Yes, the news article lacks a lot of essentials. What case is pope facing.
      Ano ang puno’t dulo. What’s the status of this foreigner in our country? Why is he allowed to have a gun, and permitted to carry one? Is he overstaying?

      Ang daming ???????

      • batangpaslit

        i construe, Kabayan, this matter is embarrasing to both the Canadian nationals residing in the Philippines, as well, to expatriate Filipino-Canadians

        the Canadian Embassy have Consular Offices in Cebu. i can imagine Consular Officials are squirming when they were informed of this not so pleasant incident

        re news reporter, i surmise, he is, if he is a he, not acquainted of the elememts how to file news reports? the bare bones of –

        who
        what
        where
        when
        why
        how

        bitin eh

      • Htee

        Hehehe….nasa kabilang article pala ang puno’t dulo ng caso…
        Chinyap-chop ang kwento….hahaha
        Para cguro mapuno ang front page ng PDI.
        READ ON KABAYAN….

      • batangpaslit

        i see..
        thanks much.
        sana merong pointer, “for fuller information read article so and so”.
        dito kasi ako ngaon sa bandang North Pole, kaya, dependent kung may dumating na signal at nakapag basa ng eNews

      • Gerardo Barrica

         If our country are responsible enough they would have barred these foreigners who are mentally ill from entering our soil.
        Without classification we welcome pedophile, mentally deranged, criminals just because they have the dollars we need.
        We are nothing but prostitutes. So, now we suffer the consequence of being a prostitute, be are being abused.

  • charlie_oscar

     Foreigners are helpless when they are trying to defend a legal case in the Philippines – civil dispute or criminal charges.  The Filipino will just pay the right judge to make the case go against anyone – from Korea, USA, Canada, Germany – you pick. Filipino lawyers will BILK the foreigner for every penny until the case is exhausted…all the while scheming with the other lawyers in the case. The Foreigner has the option to hire a new lawyer and start all over or just bite the bullet.  

    • bliss0902

      You, clearly, are not a lawyer.  You don’t know how much thought and hardwork these lawyers do to make a good case.  They chose this profession primarily to uphold the law and because they are dedicated to serve their fellowmen. They strongly believe in what they stand for .  And generalizing your description to the Philippine legal system, you should read more.

      • Cavitekid

         Hahaha, you have got to be living in a dreamworld to make a comment like that about lawyers, especially in this country. What legal system are you referring to, there is none in the Philippines. Especially if you are poor or a foreigner.

      • charlie_oscar

        Okay sir…I think Renato C. Corona is (was) a lawyer…need I say more?

  • rouelcalzita

    What beneficial for Gun Ban?

    It should be secured the premises of the court room. How ignorant the security in-charge of the Palace of Justice. All court room should be secured because one aggrieve party has being tried. And it has a tendency to run amuck.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    GALING BUMARIL SHARP SHOOTER 2 PATAY

    • ARIKUTIK

      Magaqling ba yon, dalawa lang ang patay. Maghuramentado na rin lang, nagtipid pa, Bugok !

  • Rovingmoron

    Paano nagkaroon ng baril tong si Pope? Was his gun licensed or not? If it was licensed, did the PNP in Cebu require him to undergo nuero-psychiatric test? Or he just bought a paltik .38 rovolver from Danao? These are the questions that need to be answered. Those who are attending court hearings must be checked if they have guns or not. Even those in uniforms must be checked, too. Pwedeng mag suot lang ng uniform to disguise himself.

    • batangpaslit

      palagay ko we do not have properly trained security officers.
      basta lang naka suot ng uniform, may sukbit na baril, security officer na.
      even close-in bodyguards were not properly trained as personal bodyguards
      look at the Isabela Mayor who was slain with his driver-bodyguard.
      look at the array of bodyguards of the Jueteng Lord slain in Atimonan.
      imagine, they were soldiers and police officers; but, was unable to draw much less fire their gun.
      a truly trained close-in bodyguard knows what to do when someone stops them even in a legitimate checkpoint
      may Presidential Seal pa ang isang SUV, diba?
      dumadaan ka sa NPA infested area at naka holster ang baril?
      may mahabang baril, pero hindi naka cocked and locked?
      traveling in three convoy cars, puno ng bodyguards, hindi napaputok ang M16?

      • Rovingmoron

        Dapat din pala imbestigahan ng NBI kung paano nakakuha ng Malacanang Seal tong isa sa dalawang sasakyan ni Vic Siman? At ang plaka pa ay commemorative plate ng PNPA? As far as I’m concerned, kahit mga empleyado ng Malacanang ay di basta nakakakuha ng Malacanang Seal for their vehicles.I had a Malacanang ID card but no Malacanang Seal sticker on my vehicle.

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, it’s good you raised the issue of Presidential Seal.

        Am not familiar with the seal issued from Malacanang Palace. Ang alam ko sa AFP Seal. If the vehicle which has a sticker on the left side of the glass, could enter the camp anytime of the day whether the Armed Forces is on red alert or not. For it means, the owner of the car is a “friendly force” of the AFP. Hindi sinisita ng perimeter guard pag pumasok sa military camp, unless the seal is revoked.

        I recall, a similar incident. A municipal ambulance misused by a town mayor, which cargoes were illegal drugs.

        Kung seryoso ang imbestigasyon, madali lang ma trace kung sino ang nagpirma ng issuance of the seal, at kung sino ang “applicant”?

    • Gerardo Barrica

       Tama ang nagyari, DEPOPULATION, dapat naman mag umpisa sa mga trouble makers na mga lawyers. If only we could hire them as OFW kaya lang walang kumukuha ng lawyers sa ibang bansa. Somalia kaya?

  • akongednamzug

    Hindi nakapagtataka na ang isang dayuhan na may dalang baril ay makalusot sa guwardiya, dahil sa kakaibang pagtingin ng isang Pilipino sa isang dayuhan. Naalala ko tuloy nung buhay pa ang Clark Air Base. Nag- bar hopping kami, kada order namin ng beer, pinagbabayad kami kaagad, samantalang yung mga American servicemen order lang ng order, sa huli na ang bayad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

       Ang tawag  po niyan ay COLONIAL MENTALITY !  Sa mga Artista na lang , kailangan  na mestisohin   at mestisahin  para ma-in -na -in kahit   hindi marunong  umarte basta  ba maputiputi ! 

    • batangpaslit

      so, you experienced of being discriminated in your own country, eh?

    • generalproblem

      eh kasi naman basta pinoy eh madalas mag eskapo. eh sigurado yung mga kano na yun sa bar ay suki na at sigurado na magbabayad. eh kahit naman ako papiliin kung sino gusto ko kakain sa restaurant eh dun na ako sa kano hindi pa maarte. yung pinoy andaming arte sa katawan. magbago muna kayo bago kayo magreklamo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

      the Amercian servicemen probably looked like they could pay any amount, while your group at that time probably looked like jobless customers. peace hehe

  • Rovingmoron

    The NBI must look into the matter as to how one of the vehicles of Vic Siman was able to secure a Malacanang Seal sticker and a commemorative place of the PNPA? As far as I’m concerned, it is not easy to get this Malacanang Seal sticker for vehicles.

    • Gerardo Barrica

       Meron ding taga malacanang na nag benta nun. Kaya mahirap mapagtiwalaan sino man.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZKG3OVJT6TYPL5UGGZENQRK3Q Ej

    Once more, Gunless society might capitalize on this incident to ban guns on legitimate gun owners. Again this is barking on wrong tree. It is clear that negligence on the part of the authorities are the cause of horrible incidents such as this. Obviously, people who are tasked to secure the place did not do their job, worse if this was done at a price. Heads must roll.  

    • nel

      We toppled 2 governments without the use of guns. We don’t need them. More guns more killing. Like more cigarettes more lung cancer?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    Kaya daw naghuramentado tong Canadian nabuwiset ng mapanood ang sayaw ni Gwen Kulubot ..hinde nakayanan ang pagkabwiset ayun nagwala…

  • antonio

    Problema kasi sa mga TANGAng mga pulis at tao sa pinas ay TAKOK basta foreigner ang kaharap. Ito ang napansin ko dahil siguro baka maubusan ng ingles pag itoy sinisita. Kaya patuloy ang abuso ng mga foreigner na nasa Pilipinas. #1 abuso ay ang mga Koreans na Turista. Hoy Gising! Pag may nakita kayong mga foreigner na nag aabuso sisitahin nyo na. Kahit na sa pag pila ng pag sakay ng Taxi yung mga Koreans di na pumipila kaya di ko nalang sasabihin kong anong sample ang ginawa ko sa mga Koreans na feeling nasa bansa nila. 

  • buttones

    Some Filipinos should be banned in the Philippines…

    • ARIKUTIK

      It took a foriegner of Canadian descent to demonstrate PH judiciary culture. It is so annoyingly unjust that it is worth to kill everyone in court room. Civilise creature have courage to impose justice in unjust nation populated by monkeys who takes pride as highly educated by Rizal the elite.

      • buttones

        It is just another indication of ‘security’ or the lack of it- in my country. Of all the buildings in all of government surely the Halls of Justice should be the safest? It’s a silly assumption I know, but I think they should be safer than for example, a shopping mall….

      • ARIKUTIK

        Security is the last thing of concern in this court room shooting incident. A determined creature denied of justice will be able to bring in deadly weapon even bulky rocket propelled grenades if it needs to as the last resort. The shooting incident demonstrates PH corrupt judiciary inflicted to the poor and the moneyless old foriegner. The Canadian acted as civilised man who refused to bow down to the king monkeys of PH courtrooms.

    • ARIKUTIK

      The Canadian is a hero. Let all Filipinos be like him who have courage to fight ’till death in the name of justice. The hero Rizal offered himself to be shot with out a fight. And so it is also, must be the way for Filipinos but the Canadian was not not brained washed by the school of Rizal. So he shot the “Robbers in Robe”, a courageous man willing to kill and die for justice.

  • generalproblem

    yung canadian tingin ko naging pinoy na din ugali kasi 11 yrs na sya sa pinas. sihurp nabwisit sa gawain nung mga abogaod at prosecutor dahil gusto siguro sya isahan at siguro nabwisit na din sa tagal ng proseso ng kaso sa atin. maging lesson sana sa mga abogado at prosecutor na bilisan at tigilang ang pangongotong sa mga accused. buti nga sa inyo

    • bliss0902

      How insensitive of you, you don’t know those honest and innocent hardworking people that he shot. What a shame!

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    dba meron nationwide comelec checkpoint

    dba meron pulis na nakatalaga sa pinto ng hall of justice…

    sabi nung canadian..

    IT IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES…lalo nasi penoy who loves gun so much…

  • virgo57

    Sana ang ginawa ni John Pope sa senate or congress para mabawasan ang mga kurakot at linta sa lipunan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

    you are right about made up statistical comment. I was at a loss of what to use “half of the,” “some of the” , it should have probably been something like ” a percentage of”. But then I was focused too much on answering Lavista4u.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETPBFNG6TAXNEAVPE7L2O22S5I sammm

    you are right about made up statiscal comment. I was at a loss of what to use. some of the, half of the. It should have been just a percentage. but then I would not have gotten my point to Lavista4u whose comment makes it sound in my opinion like Westerners are superior.

  • pasaway008ako

    Paano nakapsok si Pope sa korte na may baril? Di ba bawal iyan?

    • p00rd0y

      lapses….

      eh porket foreigner madali lang makalusot sa mga security sa entrance, sobrang pagsalig sa foreigner… (sobrang tiwala sa foreigner)

      di ko lang alam kung may security entrance tong courthouse… napakobre naman ng courthouse kung walang security… 

      condolence to the innocent professional person involve….

  • charlie_oscar

    No bully is immune – These lawyers thought they were invincible against 1 Canadian (born in the USA) according to Canadian News. Push too much and this will happen.

    • bliss0902

      This killer clearly was mentally and emotionally unstable.  He had several complaints filed against him filed from different parties.  He was an overstaying alien who caused public disturbance and posed threats on people.  He did not even have the good sense to respect the Philippine laws- and a canadian journalist/writer as he claims at that. They were in court to peacefully settle the case but this bloody murderer couldn’t even bear due process, he had to take an insane easy way out. That shows pure weakness.  This lawyer that he killed is my father, Atty. Jubian Achas, he is a very kind and conscientious person.  The surgeon is my uncle and mentor, Dr. Rene Rafols. They are men of society who truly served in an honest way.  No bully is immune? – charlie_oscar DO NOT MAKE VERY IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNINFORMED PUBLIC COMMENTS.

      • ARIKUTIK

        My symphaty is with you for the death of your claimed Father and Uncle. They were victims of PH corrupt judiciary. It is the main reason why the Canadian was forced to take justice by his own hand. Let the Filipinos be like the Civilise Canadian who is willing to kill and die for justice. Now then, take revenge for your father and uncle. Expose the corrupt PH judiciary instead of crying like baby cursing a dead man who fought for justice.

      • bliss0902

        Do you really know so much about this alien? Do you know what kind of charges he was facing and why he was overstaying in the Philippines (corrupt PH judiciary and all – as what you said) despite the deportation orders? ARIKUTIK,  No cursing here, just facts. Stop crying like a baby here and don’t project your own issues in this case.

      • ARIKUTIK

         For the last last post before hitting the bed. Do you really care about Overstaying Alien ? then ship out the Chinese who illegally invaded our land. BTW, I heard the influential accusers were the ones shot dead by the POOR OLD MAN but CHARITABLE CANADIAN……. weeeeeeee…… tulugan na talaga …. byeeeee >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • charlie_oscar

        I am sorry for your loss… I speak of the dispute that this candadian (also a humanitarian and philanthropist by many accounts) had with his neighbors…one was a lawyer who used the PNP to intimidate him.  The lesson is to be learned by all involved – Do not push people.

  • Tonypogi

    Why is an armed civilian allowed inside the court?  Is there no rule or law against this? 

  • speedstream2

    Sadly, this won’t be the last time we’ll see incidents like this. With the perceived snail’s pace and skewed justice system that we have, some people will go over the edge every now and then. It’d be best for our so-called halls of justice to have strict security measures in place. It will be added effort and expense worth expending.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement