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Old grudge leads to killing of fish vendor

An old grudge allegedly motivated a suspected assailant to stab dead a fish vendor whom he had earlier engaged in an argument in Dagat-Dagatan, Brgy. Longos, Malabon City, the other day.

Police investigators said the victim, Jimmy Cerbito, 33, of Block 9, Phase 2 Area 3, Dagat-Dagatan, Longos, suffered three stab wounds when attacked by a certain Joseph.

Police said the vendor was on his way home when his assailant, who had reportedly waited for him at an alley, waylaid him before fleeing. (Ed Mahilum)

NBI, BSP urge surrender of counterfeit money

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) appealed to those in possession of counterfeit money to surrender it to them.

BSP cash department chief Rufino Atienza Jr. said they believe that the bulk of fake cash which these holders now have were distributed during the last elections.

Atienza explained though that they do not have evidence to prove this but they believe that counterfeit bank notes might have proliferated in remote areas.

It can be remembered that the NBI and the BSP seized some P600,000 worth of fake cash in P100, P200, and P500 denominations in a raid in Valenzuela City last May 28, 2004.

NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division (AFCCD) head Elfren Meneses Jr. disclosed that the confiscated bank notes were an improved version compared to those seized from previous raids.

Recently, however, the suspects claimed that the hideout where they holed in was rented by another person, and that the counterfeit money recovered by the authorities were made shortly before the elections. (Rizal S. Obanil)

Severed right arm found inside garbage bag in QC

The notorious chop-chop serial killer struck again in Quezon City after a severed right arm placed in a black garbage bag was found dumped in Cubao early yesterday morning. …