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NBI rescues German’s wife,
files rape, kidnapping raps
Suspect claims they were live-in partners

The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday filed charges for kidnapping, serious illegal detention and multiple rape against a man alleged to be obsessed with the wife of a German national whom he held captive in a San Carlos City hotel.

The charges were filed against Gilbert Escuadro, 34, before the San Carlos Prosecutor’s Office, NBI Bacolod Chief Ferdinand Lavin said.

NBI agents rescued the 31-year-old woman from a room at Skyland Hotel at about 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday where she was being held captive, and also immediately arrested Escuadro, Lavin said.moremoremore

South African envoy stresses
need for affordable medicines


Ambassador of South Africa to the Philippines Agnes Nyamande-Pitso yesterday said it is important for government to ensure that medicines are affordable throughout the whole spectrum of society from the rich to the poor.

“Because, without a healthy community, you cannot have a healthy economy,” Nyamande-Pitso, who was special guest of honor at the Cebu Institute of Medicine Alumni Association dinner symposium at the government center last night, said.

She said there is a link between development, economy and health in society.moremoremore

‘Lives of 3 in Arles slay
still at-large in danger’

Three other members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, especially the person who provided the men who assassinated Judge Henry Arles, yesterday were urged to surrender and seek protective custody immediately, because their lives are in danger.

They should surrender as their alternative is death, hits have been placed on them by the person who hired them to protect his identity, Arles’ brother-in-law, lawyer Frank Britanico, said.

Britanico, who has been working closely with the National Bureau of Investigation in its probe into the killing of the judge, said they were able to warn through text messages the person who provided the men for the liquidation of the judge, of three hit operations launched against him.moremoremore

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