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Woman Shot, Security Guard Jailed

Woman Shot, Security Guard Jailed


During some pillow talk last night I found out something interesting from my wife, she’s the only one I have pillow talk with these days. It’s amazing what goes on around here that I have no idea about until days or even weeks later. I suppose that if I learned the language, or at least a lot more words of it, then I probably would be a little more clued in to things.

It seems that a few nights ago, she didn’t tell me exactly, during the early morning hours an employee at the Ciriaco Hotel was shot. Now I don’t have all the details and neither does my source (Lita), but it seems that it was an accident. I hear that the security guard had his gun out and was playing with it. I suppose he was bored being it was early morning and there is most likely no one around to talk to. I don’t know exactly how the gun discharged, but when it did it hit one of the employees, I hear in the face.

Ocean to back of the Ciriaco Hotel

Now lucky for this guard, it just grazed her and she was not killed. However she did go to the hospital and the security guard was taken to jail.

Most likely he did take some sort of gun safety class before being issued a weapon. I least I would hope so. I suppose it’s one of those things that you figure you can control it and bad things only happen to other people. I don’t know if I would go as far as saying this guy was lucky, but it could have been a lot worse. Same thing for the lady that was shot, it sure could have been worse.

It’s incidents like this that get the people in favor of gun control worked up. I don’t know how active a group like that is here in Calbayog or even the Philippines, but I suppose time will tell.

Remember, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.


  1. They seem to have pretty strict laws here concerning bearing firearms. As a non-citizen, I can’t own or carry one (though in a self defense scenario, I AM allowed to use my wife’s, should she possess one).

    I was under the impression you had to have some sort of college degree in criminology (or whatever they call it) based on the security jobs I searched when I was first looking for employment here.

    Of course, I’m sure there’s also a lot of “who you know” in play as far as getting work as well… the theme seems to permeate a lot of stuff here from my observations.

    • Well Patrick, first of all thanks for checking out my blog. I hope to see you around more. Second, I don’t know all the rules and laws here, but I doubt very seriously if all the security guards here have a degree. I suppose it’s possible since many people go to college here and there is really no place to use your degree like we are use to in the US (for instance). I just figured that it was (like in the US) that the guards had a background check, a gun safety class and a training class to make sure they know what they are doing. I sure would not dismiss the “who you know” factor around here though.

  2. Do you have an idea what the ciriaco hotel charges per night?

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