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RIP Phil Prins

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Rye83, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Rye83

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    I think it was best said on FB:

    "It is with great sadness that I say "Farewell" to a fallen warrior brother, Phil Prins. He expired at Silliman Medical Center this morning, 29 December, 2015 on his birthday.

    He was an Army Scout, gulf war veteran and photo-journalist for Foundation University. Phil was murdered by several men outside a downtown Dumaguete bar Christmas."

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    I didn't know Phil personally but I would like to send my deepest condolences to his friends and families and I hope that Phil gets the justice he deserve.

    (Let's all remember what this section of the forum is for. All posts here will need moderator approval before being publicly visible.)
     
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    Just found about Phil passing away. To say I am shocked and saddened is an understatement.

    I worked with Phil at Foundation - he always seemed a tad reserved and came across as a sensitive soul. He was always polite and he was always focused on his work as a journalist, photo journalist and putting the University campus newspaper together. Last I saw Phil he was taking photos at the Dumaguete rubbish tip - for an environmental story on the inappropriate placing of the rubbish tip

    Hopefully there will be some justice here. RIP Phil.
     
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    Wake will be held thursday 31st, starting in the evening at Eternal Chapels near provincial hospital. Everyone is welcome to show up and express their condolences.
     
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    I am out of the country presently. Hopefully any information concerning this awful and brutal crime will come to light. Please keep me informed. Thanks in advance
     
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    Reference my attachment. I do not know if fundraising for Phil is appropriate for this forum, and I am not endorsing this request, but I thought people may want to be aware of it. You can Google it if you are interested. image.png
     
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    May he rest in peace. I hope he is remembered for his contributions as a foreigner giving to Dumaguete.
     
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    Phil was a twice a week customer here at our place. Quiet, polite and just enjoying the people around him. I hope his family finds some comfort in knowing he impacted many here with his demeanor and how he carried himself. Again our condolences to his loved ones...
     
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    Please provide a link, I will verify if that money is going to his family (because there are some horrible people that will use a person's death for personal gain) and then post it to the forum.
     
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    I agree that certain locations here are a potential risk because I have seen problems myself. Perhaps we should open another thread for that as it's something which will split this thread from its purpose. Let's keep it to condolences and discuss the general issues of justice and safety in another thread.

    I didn't know Phil, but obviously a lot of people here did. I feel like I got to know him a bit by skimming through his FB feed looking for useful info on what we could do to help. He has great photography in his FB page. I noticed that his mother commented on nearly every post he made. Obviously they were very close and I can't imagine how floored she must have been over the news.

    If there is a positive ending to this, it seems that the family had the means to rush over here and take care of the situation. We can imagine (and have seen) how this could turn out other ways with foreigners not able to get treatment and families having to suffer from the opposite side of the globe. In some cases expats here are taking over the process of closing out the story.

    Canadianized I made a similar comment in another thread about his positive contribution to the Philippines. He was young and giving. This is the type of person the Philippines wants.

    I feel like it would be great to do something for the mother. I don't know what. I heard that she arrived with Phil's uncle and friends arrived as well. It must be an isolating experience to be here with your dead child in a foreign country. Perhaps we could do something to show that she has support. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to organize something like that.
     
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