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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Man kills brother in
fight over lease

A man hacked dead his brother over a land lease dispute in Sitio Anahaw, Barangay Milagrosa, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Saturday.

Pacifico Ramirez, 79, of Purok 3 in Barangay Manalongon, Sta. Catalina, died on the spot after he was hacked by his younger brother, Eduardo, 62, of Sitio Anahaw, the police said.

Initial investigation by the police showed that at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the brothers were having an argument regarding the lease of the land, and the victim allegedly challenged the suspect to a bolo fight.

The victim was hacked three times, causing his instantaneous death.

The suspect is now under police custody in Sta. Catalina.*RG


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