Saturday, May 15, 2010

Japanese man killed in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 15, 2010) – A Japanese man was killed in an attack in his home in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, police said.

Police identified the foreigner as a 71-year old Tokio Miyake, from Osaka City, but was leaving in Zamboanga City for several years now with his Filipino family. It said two men stabbed Miyake in his room on Friday in the village of Pasonanca.

Police launched an investigation into the motive of the killing, but the murder was believed connected to failed burglary.

Other reports said Miyake’s Filipino helper Analyn Abejero told police investigators that she saw two men rushed out of the room of the septuagenarian.

She said she was roused from sleep by a commotion inside Miyake’s room. The maid told police she went to the room and man came rushing out, shoving her to the couch, a local television ABS-CBN reported.

It said Abejero saw two men fled - one exiting through the main door and the other through the kitchen door.

She said she saw Miyake sprawled and bloodied on the floor. He was stabbed in the chest with an ice-pick.

The unabated killings in Zamboanga City had worried many residents and dozens of people were either killed or wounded in gun attacks since early this year largely blamed by authorities to contract murder and feud. (Mindanao Examiner)

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