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Businessman Richard L. King, the owner of Crown Regency Group of Hotels, was shot dead.


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smokey

he pissed everyone off. i remember years ago we stayed in the crown regency hotel on jones and when we went swimming a worker went into our room and stole our clothes. true story...our silly clothes. when we complained at the front desk it happened that the owner was there and told us with a smirk to next time take our valuables to the pool to be safe. no investigation, no compensation, no nothing but a smug smirk. 

hummmmm and where were you yesterday and dont tell me you were at a watch convention

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hummmmm and where were you yesterday and dont tell me you were at a watch convention

Looks like we have a suspect

It sounds like he was willing to do whatever it took to make money in any deal .  The list of probable suspects is probably fairly long .  As to shooting him in Davao , possibly whoever ordered the hi

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he pissed everyone off. i remember years ago we stayed in the crown regency hotel on jones and when we went swimming a worker went into our room and stole our clothes. true story...our silly clothes. when we complained at the front desk it happened that the owner was there and told us with a smirk to next time take our valuables to the pool to be safe. no investigation, no compensation, no nothing but a smug smirk. 

Looks like we have a suspect :)

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As to shooting him in Davao , possibly whoever ordered the hit felt it might be easier to do when he was away from his home turf . 

 

 

... this ^, it takes the heat off Cebu City

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thanks for the LINK/URL and now here is the story, as some members dont have a fast speed to download

 

 

Businessman Richard L. King, the owner of Crown Regency Group of Hotels, was shot dead inside the Vital C Building on Sobrecary St. in Davao City at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Major Warren Dablo of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Davao said that King, 57, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He died on the spot.

The CIDG and the local police in Davao are jointly investigating the attack.

 

In an interview with Sun.Star Cebu Thursday night, Dablo said that based on the team’s initial investigation,

King was in Davao for the closing ceremony of the wellness training for Vital C, one of his many business ventures.

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Richard King was known for carrying out innovative ideals in the hotel industry. (Sun.Star File photo)

King was chairman and chief executive officer of J. King & Sons Co. Inc., developer of Crown Regency, Club Ultima and the City Suites Ramos Tower. He was also the founder and Director of Boracay Multiple Properties Inc.

He was eating with his employees and the participants and guests at the ground floor of the two-story building when the gunman, who was not wearing a mask, walked in and shot King several times.

After the attack, the gunman, described to be about 5’5” tall and with medium build, fled on board a black XRM motorcycle driven by a companion who was waiting outside.

Dablo said the building has no security camera. There was also no security guard on duty when the attack happened.

Witnesses are helping the police in coming up with an sketch of the gunman, Dablo said.

Dablo said the joint team is still establishing the motive of the attack, but they are not discounting the angle that the attack was business-related.

King was a popular business figure in Cebu and had appeared in the news several times.

In 2002, he accused then Regional Trial Court judge Agapito Hontanosas of soliciting P250,000 for a favorable court decision in relation to a writ of attachment on property he filed against Nelson and Lucy Go. Nelson and Lucy were business partners of Roderick Go who, according to King, owed him P97 million and allegedly tried to kill him.

In 2004, Richard and his three brothers sued Sun.Star Cebu Public Standards editor Pachico A. Seares and columnist Elias Espinoza for writing allegedly malicious statements linking the Kings to the seized pseudoephedrine. The complaint against Seares was eventually dismissed.

In 2007, Richard and brother Rafael accused then Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo Radaza of asking for a P15-million bribe from a contractor (Nelson Yu), who reportedly got four big projects in the city worth P500 million. The accusation prompted Radaza to file charges of grave threat and violation of the Anti-Wiretapping Law against the King brothers.

In November 2012, members of an indigenous people’s group in Boracay claimed Richard hired armed men to attack their community and destroy the fence they had put up.

The Kings built a Crown Regency Hotel and Resort in Boracay.

In September 2012, King was ordered by the Office of the Building Official in Cebu City to stop construction work of an 18-storey building in Barangay Lorega after the soil beneath the sidewalk caved in.

Amid the controversies, Richard, a chemical engineer, was known for implementing new concepts in the hotel industry. Crown Regency Hotel and Towers is the first of its kind to feature amusement facilities,

including a roller coaster-like ride on the top floor of its 40-story hotel tower.

In 2006, Richard proposed a water theme park at the South Road Properties to then Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña. (Sun.Star Cebu)

 

 

 

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/06/12/14/crown-regency-hotel-owner-murdered

 

The owner of Crown Regency Hotel died after he was shot at close range by a lone gunman inside his building in Obrero, Davao City around 7 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Richard King, 56, was dining with his employees inside the Vital-C Building when the gunman entered and shot the victim on the head.

The suspect immediately fled the scene on a black motorcycle that was waiting outside the building.

Police are still investigating the incident.

King owns a chain of hotels and resorts located in key cities in the Philippines. --

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He was eating with his employees and the participants and guests at the ground floor of the two-story building when the gunman, who was not wearing a mask, walked in and shot King several times.

 

I find that part interesting.  There must be quite a few eye witnesses then.  Wonder if they will all identify the gunman or if they were all 'looking the other way' and saw nothing.

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I find that part interesting.  There must be quite a few eye witnesses then.  Wonder if they will all identify the gunman or if they were all 'looking the other way' and saw nothing.

Perhaps they were all in the CR at the time and saw Noothing :)

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I find that part interesting.  There must be quite a few eye witnesses then.  Wonder if they will all identify the gunman or if they were all 'looking the other way' and saw nothing.

I love the description: 5'5" and medium build.  Applies to about 90% of the male population!

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2014/06/14/kings-nbi-help-348209

 

 

Saturday, June 14, 2014


A MEMBER of slain businessman Richard King’s family sent a letter to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 yesterday morning, asking for the agency’s help in solving the murder.

 

“We would like to request a thorough investigation regarding the death of my brother…in Davao City. As per news report, this was done by a still unidentified gunman,” read the letter from King’s brother, Rafael, to NBI 7 Director Max Salvador.

 

The senior NBI agent who received the letter because Salvador was on leave said the family wants to know if King’s death has a connection to his businesses in Cebu. The agent spoke on anonymity since the case was not yet assigned to him.

 

King, 57, was having dinner with his employees and guests inside the Vital C Building on Sobrecary St., Davao City last Thursday, when a man walked in at 6:45 p.m. and shot him in the head. The man used a .45 pistol.

 

Reward

 

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte raised the reward for information on the Cebu-based businessman’s killer from the P200,000 originally offered by the family to P500,000.

 

Duterte offered to add the P300,00 from the bounty originally raised by businessmen
for the arrest of Baktin Yu.

 

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Vicente Danao Jr. yesterday said they are looking at all angles, including the possibility that a business rivalry provoked the attack.

 

King was known not to bring a security escort with him whenever he visited Davao City, said Danao.

 

“Diyan sa Cebu, allegedly marami siyang kasama (In Cebu, he allegedly goes around with some people). Dito wala siyang armed security personnel to protect him. Siguro very confident siya dito (In Davao, he had no armed security personnel. Perhaps he was very confident here),” Danao said.

 

The police, Danao added, have already come up with a facial composite of the assailant, but will not release it pending a follow-up operation.

 

Family meeting

 

Mayor Duterte had called for a press conference early last night at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, which he cut short for a closed-door meeting with two women from the King family, who flew in from Cebu.

 

Duterte was quick to dismiss rumors that the attack may have been drug-related.

 

“Dili na drugs. Dili mamakak ang pulis niana (This has nothing to do with drugs. The police would not lie about such things),” he said.

In Cebu, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is coordinating with authorities in Davao City to help solve the attack on King.

Chief Supt. Prudencio Tom Bañas, PRO 7 director, said they will aid Davao police investigators as regards King’s background and business interests. They can also conduct a parallel investigation.

 

Witnesses said they saw King’s assailant outside the office door, but no one gave him much attention thinking that he must be a companion of one of their fellow distributors.

 

No guard

 

King was in Davao City for the acceptance ceremony of the 13 wellness consultants of Vital-C. He was standing and talking to his staff, distributors, and guests at the ground floor of the two-storey building when shot.

 

The building has no security cameras. There was also no security guard on duty when the attack happened.

 

King had been scheduled to leave on the 10 p.m. flight back to Cebu.

 

King was the chairman and chief executive officer of J. King & Sons Co. Inc., developer of Crown Regency, Club Ultima and the City Suites Ramos Tower. He was also the founder and Director of Boracay Multiple Properties Inc.

 

In Cebu, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CDIG) 7 did not discount the possibility that the lone gunman could be from Cebu.

 

CIDG 7 Deputy Chief Fermin Armendarez said that even if the incident did not happen in their jurisdiction, but since King is from Cebu, they will be investigating the case as well.

 

He said they are coordinating with the CIDG in Davao. (With Sun.Star Davao)

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The first thing I would have done was check the cell phones of each and every person who was there or worked there, to see if any texts went out. Someone there probably had to be in on it. 

 

I hope they catch and prosecute whoever did this, or was in on this, as things like that make even more people afraid to go to or live in the Philippines and Mindanao.

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As to shooting him in Davao , possibly whoever ordered the hit felt it might be easier to do when he was away from his home turf . 

 

 

... this ^, it takes the heat off Cebu City

or he had a close friend some low life scum bag that already lived in davao.... hey what is the reward up to ...  need some new run flats for the car :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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I love the description: 5'5" and medium build.  Applies to about 90% of the male population!

Well, he had a flat nose and black hair. There.
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Very surprised he wasn't guarded and didn't have CCTV monitoring his Davao offices.    I had heard that he was very protective with  body guards accompanying him to even the CR.   

 

 Apparently he had a fair share of enemies. 

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and they fled on a XRM motorcycle, hmm, you think it would have been a faster bike but I guess there are so many XRM's that they will blend in easy.

 

What is worse than not having much money in the Philippines, having too much money!

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Sounds like a inside job ... security detail missing and no camera system in use... looked like it was planned for a while...

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/06/14/14/p500k-bounty-crown-regency-hotel-owners-killer

 

 

ANILA - The family of Crown Regency Hotel owner Richard King and the local government of Davao City are offering a P500,000 reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the businessman's killer.

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he added P300,000 to the P200,000 offered by King's family to help speed up the arrest of the suspect.

King, 56, was shot at close range by a lone gunman inside his Vital-C Health Products Inc. office in Obrero, Davao City last Thursday.

He was dining with his employees when he was gunned down.

The suspect immediately fled the scene on a black motorcycle that was waiting outside the building.

Authorities have yet to identify the motive behind the killing. -

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