The AC Thunder MC Club (Pres. Joe Strauhn) will have a bike show in front of the Screaming Eagle Cafe, 53 Don Melton Ave, Angeles City on Sunday, 29 Jan 2012. This is a charity event supporting the A.W.A.M (Anonymous with a Mission) project for homeless kids. Funds are also set aside for the Bahay Bata Street Children’s Center and various other other organizations. This is a fun show and they will be having various contests. The main one will be the judging for the best looking motorcycle, Harley and Non-Harley bikes. There is a P500 entry fee for each bike. Anyone is welcome and any bike as well, so this is a time to show off your pride and joy and I don’t mean your wife or girlfriend but bring them along anyway. The event is from 0900 to 1500 hrs. But the times are split up for various events as follows:
0900 – 1200 for set up and poker run. There is a 1300 hr deadline for deadline for entries.
1200-1300 Wet T-Shirt bike washing contest (The “horse” likes this)
1300-1400 Judging and viewing
1500 Presentation of Prizes
During the judging there will be a slow ride contest (single) and also with passenger. Then they will have a slow ride with passenger and hot dog. That should be interesting.
Food and drink will be available from the Screaming Eagle Cafe. I think I covered everything Paul Baker told me and I sure am glad he stopped by to clue me in. I went td one of these events a couple of years ago and they are fun to watch and of course, participate in. I heard that Ed Pamintuan will be there with his bike, as well as Rey Pineda and his group of friends. I can’t ride those big bikes but I sure do like looking at them. This is a good excuse to get out on a Sunday morning and afternoon and you will be contributing to a worthwhile charitable cause.
The Penthouse Relaunch might be an event some of you might be interested in attending. A presentation will be offered and a question and answer period will follow. The Penthouse (Previously the Lexus) has an interesting history and it is good news to know that construction is in high gear once again. This is an event that I will be most interested in attending. Hope to see you there.
2 Jan 2012, 1040 hrs, It was reported that one Craig Ihara, 62 years old, married, Japanese-American was found by his driver at his residence, lifeless in his bed. During the conduct of investigation, no sign of foul play was noted and medicines for hypertensions, gastric and for cardio were found at the place of occurrence. The body was taken by Funeria Pangilinan for autopsy examination. Craig was living at 20-12E Dalia St., Diamond Sub-Division, Balibago, Angeles City.
1. Larry Martin passed away at the AU Hospital here in Angeles City this morning, 30 Dec. I do not know the cause of death at this time. Larry, a few years ago, worked 3 days a week at the Butterfly Rock.
2. Peter Taylor, owner of Bare Assets Club on Perimeter Road was robbed, beaten and tied up at his residence in Timog Park, 11 PM, 24 Dec. Another so called secure compound.
3. Treasure Island to be closed, permanently 0n 31 Dec. Why? The lease is up and the landlord is asking for 3 plus million pesos key money for a 5 year lease and also wants to double the rent. Is the landlord greedy or just trying to get rid of a tenant for other reasons. The same landlord holds the leases on the La Pasha and One Eyed Wench buildings as well.
Comments and Remarks: Hi Harry, happy new year for the 2012 year coming, Harry, i have been asked by bill williams from the blind beggar to send you this request, hopefully you can either post it on your site now or in the january news letter, we have been approached by an american advertisement agency who are looking for 100 extras for a T.V. commercial featuring Manny pacuiao life story combined with a advert for hennesey brandy, the scene will be focused around a boxing ring, which will be shot in the middle of january here in the philippines, the exact dates are 12-13-14 jan 2012, the venue should be the expo @ clark, transport will be provided along with any costumes, the intrested people should be 30 years + all size and shapes and also some distinguished gents as well, the pay will be 3000 pesos upwards daily, Anyone interested please contact Bill williams @ the Blind beggar on #09475106166 we already have 50 places filled so we are at a minimum the cut off date for applicants is the 7th of jan or when posistions have been filled, whatever is the soonest…… cheers Harry, regards kennie
I saw the comment of Mike. (don’t know which Mike that is) Anyways there is a lot of speculations going on of what could have happened. Police is still busy with it. They up-date me once in a while. There are some suspects but nothing solid yet. In the meanwhile I would like to inform you the following. I hope you can post the details on your site.
Hans his Brother Fred and Hans son Charlie will both arrive here tomorrow. On Thursday and Friday there is an opportunity to visit Hans and say a final goodbye to him. Fred and Charlie will be there from 12 noon till 2 and from 7 Pm till 9 Pm, both days. After that Hans will be going to Holland and he will be buried there. TY, Corne
The address were Hans is:
St Peterlife Memorial Homes, Luzon INC
BLK 3 , Lot 3, Rizal extension
Barangay Cutcut, Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel: 045-4590134 (not to far from Nepomall),
LETTER TO WATERSTONE VILLA RESIDENTS:
Harry, Here is a report to the Waterstone Villas home owners association concerning Mr. Siepkamp’s murder. Sent to reassure residents and owners that it’s safe inside our little gated community. (I don’t live there, I am invested). Until this arrived, I had no idea that he was killed within Waterstone. Anyway, thought maybe you would be interested in what they had to say. I hope they find the SOB’s that did this and bring them to justice…soon… Bobby W…
WATERSTONE VILLAS PHASE I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
To: All Residents
From: James M. Hebron – President
Subject: Hans Van Siepkamp Murder Investigation and Safety review
The murder investigation into the savage murder of our neighbor Hans Van Siepkamp continues. The vehicle stolen from Hans and used in the getaway has been recovered in Mountainview on Tarlac Street. The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) have completed their forensic investigation of the vehicle. The PNP detectives are awaiting the results of the vehicle examination and that of the crime scene itself. An autopsy was performed and initial results have been sent to PNP. They may be waiting on toxicology reports, which usually take a longer time to complete.
The police have said that the girlfriend will be undergoing a polygraph test today. The results of this and any other polygraph examinations will be included in the Police Report. When we receive a copy of the Police Report, each of you will receive a copy.
I know many of us are deeply concerned about our safety and well
being here at Waterstone. We all have a thousand questions and very few answers. There have been wild rumors printed in the media and
circulating on the internet. Most have one grain of truth and a million
grains of fantasy. Let’s review our situation. In March of last year,
rather than sitting back on our laurels, we incorporated a new Security
Program. We hired a new security company with fully qualified personnel. We pay the highest salaries with the most complete set of employment benefits in the entire Region Three area. They work only eight hours per day for six days a week. They come to work fully rested and equipped for work. They have continued to keep us safe and have earned us an enviable record for having zero robberies, burglaries or assaults for EIGHT years! There is not a compound here in Angeles City that can match our record. Indeed, many of you have moved here from other very wealthy compounds with much, much larger homes precisely because of our outstanding safety record. Our thanks for this should go to the Tinio family and the Waterstone Realty Board for creating this safe environment and to our residents who pay the highest Monthly Dues to maintain it.
However, no system is foolproof. And no system ever devised by
the human mind can prevent what police are calling an “INSIDE JOB”. We need look no further than the Presidents of the United States. They are the most protected people on earth. Yet four of them were assassinated. But, since this tragedy, the Board of Directors, has begun a review of our security procedures to discover new means and methods to improve our security situation. The PNP Intelligence Division will provide us with recommendations to improve our security profile. But, we’re not sitting around passively waiting for their results. The Board of Directors have decided to take a pro-active stance and are seeking security reviews from our own Triple Eight security company as well as from the security companies of some of our neighbors who have graciously offered their help. We also have residents with extensive military and security backgrounds that are also providing us with their expertise. If you feel you may have something to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Remember, the only bad idea is the one you didn’t share. We’re all in this together, so please feel free to question or advise us when something comes to mind.
In the meantime, please remember that safety is our first concern. Practice normal safety procedures like locking your door at night. Use common sense. One of our members is doing just that. He’s
enhanced his home safety by adding barbed wire barricades to his roof
area. Another immediate safety precaution we’re taking is stopping all
cars entering or leaving the compound to allow the guard to confirm the identities of the occupants. We ask your cooperation by lowering your windows, or turning on your dome light and turning off your headlights at night to enable the guard to see into your vehicle. We feel this extra step will enhance all our security and minimize the chances of something like this happening in the future. With this in mind, we also must not fall victim to overreaction. What happened to Hans is an unspeakable abomination, but it was an isolated incident with very unique and personal antecedents. Simply put, this was an “INSIDE JOB”. This is not just my opinion. This is the opinion of over twenty police officials, with whom I have spoken, from Colonel on down to Private.
So, let’s remain vigilant, but let us live our lives as normally as
possible. I would also like to ask you to remember Hans and his family in your prayers, as we enter thisHoliday season. May he Rest in Peace and may God Bless you and your families. (Very good letter to the residents of Waterstone Villas but the point is a resident was murdered, by gunfire. The killers drove his vehicle out of the compound. Yes, it is very true that no matter the precautions taken, one cannot prevent an “inside job” but damn, it sure is happening far too often. Now, no matter what additional security measures are taken the residents of Waterstone and residents of all subdivisions will be a bit more insecure. Many will wonder, who will be next?)
The following was a comment made on a local message board in regards to the above letter:
The security company must be good. They started there just last March and already have been able to retroactively earn an eight year safety record of nothing happening.
I believe I am more inclined to say that they have been there only nine months and already have had a significant crime occur without them being aware (awake).
Victor Dufort sent me that and he wonders why, if everything was going so well, why change the Security company? Obviously the Waterstone folks are doing a bit of tap dancing. No guards fired after this incident?? Maybe they should go back to the old company that kept them safe for so long.
The brutality of the killing of Hans is shown by how the killed him. He was shot in his house in Waterstone, supposedly a very secure sub-division. He was shot three times, in the leg, in the heart and in his cheek. I do not know how many people were involved in the killing but they were cold blooded killers.
They took his car but left it in Mountain View, the same night of the killing. The police found it and have taken it for investigation. The investigation is continuing, there are suspects but nothing can be revealed at this time. The police are updating Corne on a daily basis. There will be a wake for Hans, but no date has been set yet.
It is strongly felt that these scumbags will be caught and it is a shame that the Philippines does not have the death penalty anymore.
Harry, I do not know if you can put this in your Jan issue or your breaking news section. Feel free to edit
HIT & Run
On Friday Dec 16th Sherill Harris (the wife of Charles, ACBC member and former bar owner) was seriously hit at about 12:30PM in front of the ABC hotel by an American driving a scooter. The hotel staff identified the person as Charles Hoffman (not the one who owns Garfield’s) he is tall and was driving a blue scooter. He left the scene of the accident while Sherill was laying injured on the road. The hotel staff recognized him as he used to stay there in 2009 he has since built a house here in AC. If anyone can help identify him please contact Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Harris wants to complement the staff at the ABC hotel who helped tremendously with first aid and in getting her to the hospital
Following is a message sent to me by his partner and best friend Corne. I pray that this case is solved quickly. This time we have people willing to pay necessary expenses to keep investigation going in the right direction and there is a lot of local expat interest in this one. The reward for key information is substantial so lets see what happens:
“Hi Harry, It is me Corne., The partner of Hans. I was so busy last few days with police and arranging things, also Hans his brother happens to be also here. So I was not really able to talk to you yet a lot. Anyways , I want to give you a little more details and maybe you could post this information on your site.
The murderers also took Hans his car and fled the site with expensive belongings. Maybe the killers try to sell some of that stuff and maybe they offer such things to foreigners and maybe someone hears about a guy selling expensive things, You never know.
His car is a Ford Escape, color gold. (License plate I will get from Major Tan tonight.) Will send you later. They also stole Hans his big camera. He has 2 of them and they are both Canon I believe. Also they took 2 golden lighters and 2 golden Rolex (Leather strap) and a few cellphones. In his car he has always a lot of power tools. They are new like drills saw and stuff like that. They also took the vault, maybe some guy starts changing a lot of Euros (because those were in the vault. Most probably they took more things but I was not able to look into that yet.
I also want to inform you that me and his brother will offer a reward of 1 million pesos for the one who could bring us the Golden tip to arrest these motherf***ers. I am in contact with Major Tan daily and will keep you informed. Hans is not only my Partner he is also my best friend. I am willing to do what ever it takes to get these Crazy low lifes! Thanks for any help you can extend. Sincerely, Corne”
I just learned tonight that the owner, Hans, of the Butterfly Rock Club was murdered in his home. According to Maj Tan, Station Four Commander, an investigation is ongoing and at this this time the suspects are Han’s girlfriend and her Jealous boyfriend. I am in touch with Han’s partner and will get further updates tomorrow. This has to be the third such similar this year in which a girlfriend/boyfriend motive was involved. All too often an expat is murdered and the prime suspects are the wife or girlfriend plus a jealous Filipino or another motive being money. This hits a bit close to home as our expat community here is close knit and when such a tragedy occurs it concerns one and all. More details to follow.
13 Dec 2011 (Tuesday), 7 PM Howard Mckay and Doggie Dave will be returning for a night of raucous and entertaining music at the Blue Boar Inn Stable, home of Harry the Horse. As usual free entry, good food and drink available. This is a well attended event but there is always room for more. Howard performs only once every other month and always as some new songs to present so join him on this pre-Christmas celebration.
I do not know how Howard McKay and Doggie Dave do it but every time they perform they always have new songs, new jokes and new energy. On DEC 13, 7 PM, they will be bringing their unique style of entertainment to the Harry the Horse stable at the Blue Boar Inn. They perform here every two months and the word is out that this is a night you don’t want to miss.
Last night I posted a long update on the Balmer murder investigation. There is one area of that report that has to be corrected. The reporter, Jess Malabanan, wrote that “Diaz said Bautista’s mission in Angeles City had been terminated shortly after the case against Kauffman, Santos, and “Joe” was filed in court”. This not exactly true. In fact, there is no order for Noli Bautista to stop the investigation. Even if the case has been filed in court the NBI does not stop investigating. Further investigation of this case is absolutely necessary in that there are still unanswered questions, i.e., who is the mastermind behind the murders, and other related details. NBI investigator Noli Bautista was the only investigator assigned to this case and he is the one who has turned up most of the incriminating evidence against the suspects. It is not NBI procedure to leave the investigation of a case incomplete. Agent Bautista must and will continue as the key investigator with the blessing of his boss, other agencies and certain individuals who are assisting him. Noli is a dedicated investigator who is pursuing this case officially and also as a personal challenge. He is NOT receiving any unauthorized payments of money for the investigative work he is doing. I can assure anyone interested that without the work of Noli Bautista, this case would not even be close to being solved. I am monitoring this case very closely and it WILL be solved through the efforts of the NBI and Noli Bautista.