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Retired U.S. Marine killed in robbery in Philippines

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:25 a.m. HST, Dec 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines >> Police say a retired U.S. Marine living near the Philippine capital was bludgeoned to death by robbers who broke into home and stole his valuables on Christmas Eve.

Police said Monday that robbers used a metal pipe to kill 61-year-old James Thomas Kakara, who was alone in his house in the resort town of Tagaytay. His Filipino wife and her daughter had left to spend Christmas Eve with her family nearby. They found his body the following morning.

Police spokesman Agrimerf Cruz said the robbers took about $6,000, a cellphone and a laptop from the house.

Provincial police director John Bulalacao said the victim was a consultant for an American security agency and had lived in the Philippines for four years. 

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whateva-works wrote:
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on December 26,2011 | 09:38AM
ippikiokami wrote:
Your comment is uncalled for. The article states that a retired U.S. citizen was killed in a robbery near the Philippines' capital. There is no doubt that the Philippines have their share of bandits, terrorist and bad people. The Filipino community in Hawaii are hard working and honest, including those who want to immigrate to Hawaii in the future. Linking these bandits to the Taliban/Al Qaeda is premature, and to future immigrants to Hawaii is ignorant.
on December 26,2011 | 02:05PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Ummm, your laughable ignorance is showing. When was the last time some "Taliban" or "Al-Qaeda" from the Philippines struck a target outside of their own country? You would be well advised to at least know a kernel of truth about that which you comment on.
on December 27,2011 | 07:27AM
whateva-works wrote:
Your ignorance is laughable as well. Also believing Marcos was not corrupt and now a hero

The truth hurts. Good.

on December 27,2011 | 08:09AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Tagaytay is pretty much a gated community. However, the pinoy guards are a joke. Check out the wife's alabi.
on December 26,2011 | 02:45PM
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