Concepcion police station chief Major Jonah Galicha said they have yetto identify the suspects who shot dead the 27-year-old resident Ricjo JansenBatica – a caretaker and security guard of Iyang Beach Resorts. Galicha said the investigation was difficult due to the refusal ofBatica’s family to cooperate with the authorities. Batica was once detained in the Concepcion municipal police station forfrustrated homicide and physical injury charges. He was also a newly-identifieddrug suspect, Galicha added. According to police investigators, Batica was inside the resort whentwo unidentified motorcycle-riding men peppered him with bullets around 11:30p.m. on Dec. 5. He was able to run but one of the suspects pursued him and shothim on the neck. Four empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol were recovered from the crimescene, police said. ILOILO City – The police are looking at personal grudge or illegal drugsas the motives behind the killing of a resort caretaker in Barangay Poblacion,Concepcion, Iloilo. “The victim’s family refused to give us information that would help inour investigation. They are uncooperative, but we continue to look for witnessesthat could give us facial features of the suspects,” added Galicha. “We are focusing into two possible angles as to why the victim waskilled, it might be over an old grudge and in relation to illegal drugs. Damo ni siya kaso, may gin sumbag kag maygin buno amo na nakita namon nga record,” Galicha said. Batica has received death threats before the incident, according toreports./PN
Football lovers at the National Stadium had a night of nostalgia as the Jamaica Heroes defeated the Brazil All-Stars 2-1 earlier tonight. Jamaica’s goals, before just over 5,000 spectators, came from a penalty taken by Gregory Simmonds in the first half and Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner with a quickly taken free kick in the second half, after a moment of brilliance from crowd favourite Walter “Blacka Pearl” Boyd to win a foul. Correa Motta de Freitas had levelled for the visitors just after half time. The game featured legends of Jamaican and Brazilian football from the 90s and 2000s such as Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore and Andy “Bomber” Williams of Jamaica and Rivaldo and Edmilson of Brazil.