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Japanese man charged with murder of 2 Japanese nationals in Philippines

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It'll be interesting to see the reaction of those that were calling for the heads of those responsible the other day, and if they change their tunes slightly (or completely) based on the nationality of the lead suspect. I know a couple that were commenting on this and talking about how horrible the Philippines is and what not have so far been silent.

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The suspect is doing fine. They had an interview with him on the news last night.

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It'll be interesting to see the reaction of those that were calling for the heads of those responsible the other day, and if they change their tunes slightly (or completely) based on the nationality of the lead suspect. I know a couple that were commenting on this and talking about how horrible the Philippines is and what not have so far been silent.

Enough said!

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"It'll be interesting to see the reaction of those that were calling for the heads of those responsible the other day, and if they change their tunes slightly (or completely) based on the nationality of the lead suspect. I know a couple that were commenting on this and talking about how horrible the Philippines is and what not have so far been silent."

Ditto

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This guy insured the 2 for a couple of million through his company even though they dont work for him.Sounds like hes not real innocent.

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"It'll be interesting to see the reaction of those that were calling for the heads of those responsible the other day, and if they change their tunes slightly (or completely) based on the nationality of the lead suspect. I know a couple that were commenting on this and talking about how horrible the Philippines is and what not have so far been silent."

Triple

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M3M3M3: "I think you are forgetting that it was local Filipinos who pulled the trigger on these two innocent people"

Not forgetting that at all. I'm just not denying who gave them the order, and who was in charge. And yet, your entire next paragraph goes straight back to blaming Philipinos for everything. Case in point.

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I think the Philippines has enough trouble without foreigners coming in and committing more crimes.

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I honestly don't understand what you people are getting at. Are you denying that many areas of the Philippines are dangerous and lawless? Do you think it's a coincidence that this Japanese man chose the Philippines instead of Taiwan or Canada to carry out his murder for hire plot? Do you think that the murder rate in the Philippines is going to drop like a stone now that this guy is behind bars?

I don't really care about this story or the Philippines but this virtue signalling nonsense is getting out of hand. There are many dangerous places in the world. Let's admit that so we can do something about it. Or will you just deny reality because of some desire to stand in solidarity with the innocent people who are unlucky enough to live in these conditions on a daily basis? The perverse side-effect of your nonsense denials is that it removes the incentive from the Philippine authorities to deal with the law an order issue if every tourist who reads internet comments is misled into thinking the Philippines is entirely safe.

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The body not yet found. Do not blaming Filipinos for the murderer, and if they killed people they showed on public not keeping the dead bodies. And they were not paid they will killed to took the revenge to the government money it's not the matter.

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A lot of conjectural argument, here, but the fact is, it didn't take long for law enforcement to pin the perp at the top of the crime. Decent, logical police work. And none of you has said anything about that. Pity, for all your armchair sleuthing.

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He's in a provincial jail in the Philippines? Let's see if he even makes it to trial.

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intrigued about what insurance money is?

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I'm just not denying who gave them the order, and who was in charge.

Did he 'give them the order' or simply use the services that some criminal gang were selling?

Honestly, nationality makes no difference to me. Dangerous places are dangerous places regardless of who is committing the crimes. What makes the Philippines dangerous is the widespread lawlessness and impunity. No doubt this attracts international criminals, but this is neither here nor there. If we were to find out that all the murders in Chicago were commited by Canadians, or all the muggings in Brussels were commited by the Swiss, would that make these places any less dangerous?

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@Smith

That's a really odd take on things in my opinion. I think you are forgetting that it was local Filipinos who pulled the trigger on these two innocent people, chopped up their bodies and dumped them in the sea without ever knowing who they were or questioning why they deserved to die. Is that not terrifying?

This latest development actually makes me infinitely more worried about visiting the Philippines, not less. I wasn't bothered by this story when it was first reported because, like many people, I assumed it was some sort of organised crime assassination where everybody involved knew eachother. And since I'm not involved in organised crime, it couldn't have been me. The fact that it now looks like some people in the Philippines are ready to murder anyone for a bit of money means it could be me.

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