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HUNGARIAN MAN SHOT DEAD IN THE PHILIPPINES AFTER DISPUTE OVER NEW YEAR’S EVE FIRECRACKERS

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What was he thinking? Sometimes you just put up and shut or learn the culture. Noise is a Philippines new year thing so why not put up with it for the time. 

 

A Hungarian national was shot dead in the Philippines, local media outlet ABS-CBN reported quoting Police. The 37-year-old man reportedly died after a neighbor’s dispute over New Year’s Eve firecrackers in a subdivision in Barangay Balabag in Pavia, Iloilo city on Sunday.

According to ABS-CBN’s report, the tragedy took place after midnight when the victim, Dániel Melczer, asked a security guard to tell his neighbor, Lucindo Lim, to stop setting off firecrackers because he wanted to sleep already. The guard went to Lim’s house twice to accommodate Melczer’s request and confiscated a .45 caliber pistol, however, he did not immediately report the incident.

Few hours later, Melczer’s fiancée, Réka Schule, woke up and found her fiancé’s body at the back portion of their house. She called the Police, who went to the house of Lim, who submitted himself to the authorities and surrendered another gun. Based on Lim’s statement to the police, Melczer allegedly kicked him and he lost his temper, that’s why he decided to took his gun.

The Hungarian couple is running a restaurant business in Iloilo City, and the victim had been staying in the city for almost two years.

http://hungarytoday.hu/news/hungarian-man-shot-dead-phillipines-53981

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Sometimes you just put up and shut or learn the culture.

Wise words.

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What was he thinking?

Now that's the million dollar question!

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9 minutes ago, Queenie O. said:

What was he thinking?

Now that's the million dollar question!

Clearly not Straight & probably had a Few  beer sori sori.jpg I personally can't think what else to think :89:

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This could have easily happened in the states as well. Just about anyone can own a gun legally or illegally. 

If the Hungarian had a gun, he could have returned fire and even if he had shot and killed his neighbor, he would still go to jail.

" It's more fun in the Philippines"

Just not good to have a bad temper. Once in a while, you gotta suck it up and STFU.

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If you have a "short fuse" in many circumstances,  maybe the Philippines is not a good place for you to settle...

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I wonder how he would have enjoyed Chinese New Year here in Beijing. People let off fireworks in the street almost continuously for ten days. And these are not just firecrackers. Very popular here are fireworks the size of a beer-crate. These contain a couple of dozen mortar tubes firing star-shells. My apartment is on the 17th floor and the shells burst at around that height.

Of course these are rather tame compared to the countryside where people have access to high explosives....:boom:

Edited by not so old china hand
Correcting typos
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I thought foreigners cant only open a business unless they had a Filipino spouse to place all the business license in their name?

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3 minutes ago, russellmania said:

I thought foreigners cant only open a business unless they had a Filipino spouse to place all the business license in their name?

Could be they formed a corporation with Filipinos. 

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Interesting addition to the story:

"Dániel Melczer, the Hungarian man who was killed in a neighbor’s dispute over New Year’s Eve firecrackers in the Philippines on Sunday, was one of the most wanted criminals in Hungary, tabloid bors.hu reported."

"The 37-year-old Hungarian national worked at a petrol station in Budapest 5 years ago, however, in 2013 he found himself involved in a serious drug-related crime. Hungarian police had been investigating the case and the Prosecutor’s Office raised charges against Melczer. In order to avoid prison, he decided to leave Hungary in September 2013, therefore the Hungarian authorities issued an arrest warrant for him."

In any case, I have a short fuse when it comes to noise but new years and some other public holidays are a time when you just have to tolerate it, like it or not.

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