QC teener hacked to death by cousin
A teenager was hacked to death by his cousin, a former mental patient, when the victim came for a visit Thursday afternoon in Quezon City. Adonis Matutina, 32, was arrested for allegedly killing Allan Bautista, 18. Quoting the suspect’s mother, PO2 Marlon de la Vega said that before the incident, Matutina had been on medication and was undergoing monthly checkups at the National Center for Mental Health, where he was previously confined. Bautista, a resident of San Francisco del Monte, died during treatment at Fairview General Hospital an hour after being attacked at the Matutina residence in Barangay North Fairview. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, the victim was at the suspect’s house when he was asked to help fix the kitchen sink. He briefly went out and, upon his return minutes later, was met by the bolo-wielding suspect at the front door. Police said the knife was taken from the kitchen. For still unknown reasons, Matutina struck his cousin in the neck. The bleeding Bautista managed to run to a nearby relative’s house but later collapsed. Matutina yielded the bolo and did not resist arrest when secured by barangay watchmen. Julie M. Aurelio
New venue rising for Marikina products
If everything goes according to plan, Marikina-made products will have a new showcase area this year. The city government on Thursday unveiled plans to construct a Products Trade Center, where locally produced goods can be featured in month-long fairs. “The idea is to showcase one kind of industry per month. For the 12 months of 2013, for example, each industry will have its own schedule,” said Ryan Salvador, general services officer in charge of logistics, told the Inquirer. Salvador said a P15-million budget had been set aside for the proposed 1,519-square meter center along Shoe Avenue, Barangay Sta. Elena, on the site formerly occupied by the Tambay Kay Lim basketball court. In a statement, Mayor Del de Guzman said the center will provide small- and medium-scale enterprises a venue to promote their products, especially since they usually have difficulty running ad campaigns. Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Pasig Catholic College turns 100
All high school and college graduates of Pasig Catholic College, Pasig City, are invited to join PCC’s centennial celebrations this year. Pocket events leading to the grand homecoming include an honor dinner to be held Feb. 16 on the PCC campus, giving tribute to retired teachers and Golden Jubilarians (high school and college class of 1963). The Grand Centennial Motorcade and Bike Fest is slated on Feb. 17. Representatives of the different batches will drive or bike around Pasig City and its vicinity to invite more PCC alumni to join the homecoming festivities. On Feb. 18, PCC formally opens its gates for the week-long celebration and unveils the PCC Centennial Wall of Legacy, a giant mural depicting the school’s rich history and achievements. The Centennial Wall is the masterful work of PCC’s pride and world-class muralist, Roderick Macutay. More than 2,000 alumni are expected to join the main event—the grand homecoming on Feb. 23. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The homecoming night begins with a Mass at Immaculate Conception Cathedral to be celebrated by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D. An evening of music, good food and nostalgia awaits classmates, teachers and friends who formed lasting bonds in the parochial school founded by Belgian missionary Fr. Cornelis de Brouwer 100 years ago. For inquiries, visit www.batangkumbento.com.
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