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/ 10:11 PM September 20, 2011


Student hangs self


A MALE nursing student was found hanging inside a vacant house near his house in Barangay Pacol on Monday morning, which police believed was a case of suicide.

Chief Insp. Ariel Ayosin, chief of Scene of the Crime Operatives, said Jonathan Hepe, 27, a third year nursing student of the Universidad de Santa Isabel, was found hanging with a nylon cord tied around his neck on the second floor of the house.


He left behind a suicide note and a video in his laptop with a message that asked his parents and siblings for forgiveness for what he did. Hepe had been reported missing by his family since Saturday. Police said an autopsy would be conducted on Hepe’s body. Juan Escandor Jr., Inquirer Southern Luzon


Wedding feast attacked

A PRENUPTIAL revelry in Malita town turned bloody on Monday when armed men fired at the house where the celebration was being held, police said.

SP01 Carlito Nailes, Malita police investigator, said in a report that two persons were killed while five others, including a 6-year-old child, were wounded in the attack that took place past 9 p.m. in Sitio Agdao in Barangay Tubalan.

Nailes said the victims were celebrating the upcoming marriage of their relatives at the house of Anacleto Basilan when armed men in a boat arrived and started firing at them.

Dolly Kasim, a village watchman, and a certain Totong Godoyon died instantly while the wounded victims were taken to a hospital, he said. Orlando B. Dinoy, Inquirer Mindanao



2 robbery suspects slain

POLICE killed two suspected robbers in Trece Martires City and Imus town in separate cases occurring in a span of four days.

An unidentified suspect was shot dead when he clashed with police at around 4 a.m. Monday in Barangay Hugo Perez, Trece Martires, police said.

The suspect and his two companions were caught picking the front lock of a tire shop. Two other suspects escaped during the gunfight. Police said they recovered a bolt cutter, a cross bar and a .38 cal. pistol from the scene.

In Imus, police said the suspect, a certain Arnel Bueno, was aboard a motorcycle with a still unidentified man when they attempted to hold up a man in Barangay Bayang Luma 7 at around 3 a.m.

Police did not identify the purported victim who was waiting for a ride when held up. “The victim resisted and was able to run to (a lit portion of) the Aguinaldo Highway,” Mojica said.

He said police chanced upon the victim and ran after the suspects who were cornered inside Plaridel Subdivision, also in the village. Mojica said Bueno drew a gun, forcing policemen to fire. Bueno suffered three bullet wounds and died instantly while the other suspect was able to escape. Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon


Cop, bystander killed

A policeman and a bystander were killed in a gunfight Monday in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, police said Tuesday.

Police identified the fatalities as PO2 Rafael Gemoto, an intelligence operative of the Kabankalan City Police Station, and Noel Garcia, a tricycle driver who was killed in the crossfire during the gunfight in Coloso Extension in Barangay 6, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Gemoto exchanged fire with Joy Voluntate, a crime suspect who had recently been released from jail. Carla P. Gomez, Inquirer Visayas


Tagaytay workshop on liposculpturing

THE PHILIPPINE Society of Liposuction Surgery Inc., in cooperation with other groups, will host a two-day live surgical workshop entitled “Refinements of Facial and Body Liposculpturing” on Oct. 15-16 at the Tagaytay Hospital and Medical Center in Tagaytay City.

The workshop will feature world renowned speakers who will discuss topics on liposuction, modern instruments for advanced liposuction techniques, body contouring, fat transfer, nonsurgical methods for facial and body liposculpturing.

One of the plenary speakers is Dr. Giorgio Fischer, from Rome, who is the inventor and pioneer of liposuction surgery. Other lecturers are all leading cosmetic and plastic surgeons coming from France, United States, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea, China, Taiwan and Philippines. For more details, inquiries and to register online please visit For further inquiries, please call the secretariat at telephone Nos. 622-1447, 09175481488 and 09227707964.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Center for Mental Health hotline at 0917-899-USAP (8727); (02) 7-989-USAP; or 1553 (landline to landline, toll-free).

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