4 men nabbed for attack on ex-Muntinlupa mayor
Four men are now facing charges of attempted homicide and serious physical injuries after beating up and stabbing a 73-year-old former mayor of Muntinlupa City inside his sprawling compound on the South Luzon Expressway. The police said Edito Lobreza, Marleo Sales, Tirso Retom and Kris Talapyan roughed up former Muntinlupa Mayor Santiago Carlos Jr. on Saturday night after he warned them against making too much noise while having a celebration inside the Uding Compound on East Service Road in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. “Carlos was helping in securing the Uding Compound, owned by his family, when the incident happened. He spotted the four outside one of the houses for rent there, apparently celebrating, around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night,” Chief Insp. Giovanni Martinez, head of the intelligence unit of the Muntinlupa police, said in a telephone interview. Martinez said that Carlos reprimanded the four for being noisy, despite a curfew they implement inside the compound. “It was then when the incident took place. The four misunderstood Carlos’ reprimand and began to beat him,” Martinez said. While beating him up, Retom took out a fan knife and attempted to stab Carlos. “The former mayor tried to fend off the attack, and in the process, he was stabbed in his left hand,” Martinez said. The four escaped although they were later arrested by the police. Nathaniel R. Melican
Baldoria concert at CCP on July 11
Charisse Baldoria, award-winning pianist and Fulbright scholar, opens the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) new Special Concert Series at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. She will perform works of local composers Francisco Buencamino and Ramon Santos as well as that of Scarlatti, Cervantes, Debussy, Farr and Albéniz. A two-time first prize winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists, Baldoria has also competed and won awards in the San Antonio, Hilton Head, Ducrest and Sydney international piano competitions. A UP summa cum laude graduate, Charisse pursued her master’s and doctorate at the University of Michigan. At present, she directs the piano program at Pennsylvania’s Bloomsburg University. For tickets, call the CCP at 8321125 loc. 1405/1406 or 8322314, or Ticketworld at 8919999.