Caregiver found dead inside drums in Rizal

The body of a caregiver was found Monday inside two drums stuck together in Cainta, Rizal.

According to the sister of the 40-year-old victim, Thursday was the last time she saw the victim, who was working as a caregiver for two elderly people in Barangay San Isidro.


“Noong pumasok siya, hindi na siya nakauwi noong gabi na ‘yon, doon na kami nag-react na hanapin siya. Sabi noong matanda, wala hindi pumasok,” she said.

“Kinabukasan hinintay namin, wala pa rin. Hindi siya tumawag, hindi namin nako-contact number niya,” she added.

Three days passed, but the victim still didn’t show any signs, so the relatives went back to the elderly people’s house, but they were told that the victim was not there.


On Sunday, the victim’s aunt, who works as a cleaner in the same house, came in. It is said that the victim’s belongings were found there.

“Nagtaka ‘yong tiyahin ko. ‘O sabi niyo hindi pumasok?’ Sumagot ‘yong babae, ‘yong matanda, ‘Pumasok siya. Namalengke ako. Pagbalik ko, wala na,'” the victim’s sibling said.

The barangay staff received a complaint about the penetrating smell inside the house.


When the authorities entered, they found the victim inside the drums.

“Noong binuksan ng isang pulis, lumabas na po ‘yong paa niya,” said barangay tanod  Aristotle Castillo.

The victim’s relatives are calling for justice.

The police are investigating the possible motive for the victim’s murder.

5 more accused in the Degamo case retract testimony

Five more accused in the assassination of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo withdrew their first sworn statements that emphasized Congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr. as the “mastermind” of such crime.

Atty Andres Manuel, Teves’ lawyer, said that Winrich Isturis, Joric Labrador, Benjie Rodriguez, and Eulogio and John Louie Gonyon were among those who withdrew their testimony.

First, the other five accused, Romel Pattaguan, Dahniel Lora, Osmundo Rivero, Joven Javier, and Rogelio Antipolo, withdrew their testimony.

Manuel said they would use these recantations to question the multiple murder case filed against his client, Teves.

This is despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) insisting that their case against Teves and other accused remains strong because the first affidavits given by the suspects are still valid.

Their camp did not give up when the DOJ rejected their motion to have the DOJ inhibit the case and transfer it to another government agency.

Manuel said that they would file a motion for reconsideration to get a basis for dismissing their first motion.

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