Aside from Eltagundi and Boyet, police have identified two other suspects, who are minors.Inspector Blas Alpeche, Dumaguete City Police Office investigation chief, said they were still determining the motive of the mauling.They were also getting the addresses of the suspects so they could ask the court for a warrant of arrest upon the filing of charges in court, he added.
The lesson for readers here is to avoid creating a situation where a Filipino feels acutely insulted or wronged.
They may have cheated your for money or something else.
Of course you have the right to be upset but this story is the result of pushing a Filipino into that unbearable zone where it can escalate into something way bigger than whatever the catalyst might have been.
The first thing I find myself asking is what would have caused this Resta-bar owner to get so angry that he would kill a foreigner in what is the heat of the movement. There is nothing as dangerous as a Filipino that has lost hiya.
Any rational appraisal of the situation would have told him that he was likely to get in trouble over it and why didn’t a little voice tell him he was going to far. The most unbearable thing for any Filipino to endure is a loss of “hiya” through an an insult or unanswered perceived injustice. Add alcohol to the situation (and I do not know in this case if the cook had been drinking) and it becomes even more dangerous.
So without even knowing the details behind this story it is easy to determine what happened. There is that old saying about cutting off your nose to spite your face, and for a Filipino in a hiya rage this becomes almost literal.They need to address the problem immediately and all reason and logic are lost. So how will the Filipino legal system deal with this?DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines—Police said they would file charges against the cook and bouncer of a resto-bar here who have been identified as among those who mauled and killed an American who was teaching photojournalism in a university here.The charges would be based on a 10-minute footage from a close-circuit television camera that showed Glen Eltagundi and a certain Boyet, cook and bouncer of the Zan Zibar Restaurant, as among those who beat up Philippe Prins on Dec.26, outside the resto-bar, an officer of the Dumaguete City Police Office said.The foreigner died in the hospital due to severe head trauma.