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2 arrested in Philippines over killing of 82-year-old Japanese woman

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Poor woman, RIP. Good thing the suspects were arrested, let them rot in jail.

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That took about 6 months. I wonder if the Japanese police were involved in the investigation?

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One of the dangers of living alone in a foreign country. She should have come back to Japan after her husband‘a death. RIP.

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Tragic. Glad the suspects were caught. If they are found guilty in a fair judicial proceeding, I hope they receive a healthy dose of justice on the form of a long incarceration.

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This is heartbreaking. What a disgrace for the Philippines!

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Despite Philippinos being some of the nicest and happiest people I ever met, the criminality, especially in Manilla is horrible (this is the reason why Duterte has so much popular support). RIP lady, and I hope the criminals will be properly punished.

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After 82 years in this place and being pushed around by it's demands, to be made to leave it by yet one more act of blind brutality is profoundly sad. The greatest disappointment in being Human is Humanity itself.

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It sounds like the motive was robbery and not murder. The fact that she was tied and gagged leads me to believe that the death was a tragic accident during the robbery. I hope justice prevails. It's hit or miss in the PI.

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One of the dangers of living in Manila 

@Meiyouwenti

Fixed

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My comment is that I don’t trust Philippine police from my experience and that if japan was involved with its technology and funding, they found the pair.

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To live as an ex-pat pensioner in the midst of poverty in a country with extreme differences of obscene wealth and mass immiseration is to live dangerously indeed.

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The criminals were able to gain access to the house by removing a panel in the ceiling of the unit bath.

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Is it failure of our Japanese governments that a citizen has to live in overseas after retirement due to lac of financial disability or insufficient pension?

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Why would anyone want to retire in the Philippines? A third world country where people would kill their own mother for a few pesos! The people of Japan are paying for the U.S. to defend them and the people of Okinawa are bearing the burden of hosting U.S. bases to defend them.

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Do Japanese people retire in the Philippines? I know there's a recent trend for US retirees to move down to the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where things are safe, happy, and the hospitals are pretty good... and where your SS check goes twice as far...

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Do Japanese people retire in the Philippines? I know there's a recent trend for US retirees to move down to the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where things are safe, happy, and the hospitals are pretty good... and where your SS check goes twice as far... until the dollar completely crashes like Babylon.

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"The people of Japan are paying for the U.S. to defend them and the people of Okinawa are bearing the burden of hosting U.S. bases to defend them." There are about 23 US bases in Japan:

https://militarybases.com/overseas/japan/

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RIP, Madam.

I'm afraid the da-kine UN Human Rights Commission , together with the USA and EU will exert pressure to the PH government to release those kid criminals.

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They haven't been found guilty yet.

Foreigners living in smart houses in the Phillipines are seen as wealthy with a lot of cash and jewelry around. Whoever committed this crime must have been very disappointed.

There's a reason most foreigners live in a gated community

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Is it failure of our Japanese governments that a citizen has to live in overseas after retirement due to lac of financial disability or insufficient pension?

I believe so. Shikoku is very cheap in Japan for retirement perhaps

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P. Smith Feb. 22 07:43 am JST

Tragic. Glad the suspects were caught. If they are found guilty in a fair judicial proceeding, I hope they receive a healthy dose of justice on the form of a long incarceration.

You forgot to mention that they may not be guilty at all - and it is very important to always, always, in reports of any crime, to point out that guilt is not determined until it is adjudicated.

Right?

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iluvyokohama

Why would anyone want to retire in the Philippines? A third world country where people would kill their own mother for a few pesos! 

And Japanese would kill their aging parents for free and steal pension from government.

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