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" Daughter of late British peer killed in Philippines drug war

Oliver Holmes South-east Asia correspondent - The Guardian - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

 

The daughter of a late British peer has been shot dead in the Philippines in what appears to be a vigilante-style gang hit in the country’s bloody crackdown on drugs.

Maria Aurora Moynihan, 45, was left in the street in the capital Manila on 10 September, police said. Her attackers propped up a cardboard sign against her body which said: “Drug pusher to the celebrities.”

Moynihan was the daughter of the 3rd Lord Moynihan, a British peer who fled to the Philippines in the late 1960s following fraud allegations. He ran several brothels and was allegedly active in drugs trafficking until 1991, when he died of a stroke.

A dual British-Filipino citizen, Maria Moynihan was also accused of involvement in the narcotics business. She had been on bail following charges of possession of illegal drugs in 2013.

“Witnesses told us they heard a series of gunshots, then saw a vehicle leaving the area. They did not see its licence plates,” Ch Insp Tito Jay Cuden told Agence France-Presse.

He said no arrests had been made. “She’s considered a drug personality,” he added.

The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has spent his first three months in office waging a campaign to kill all involved in the rampant drugs trade, causing outrage from rights groups and foreign governments.

More than 3,500 drug dealers and addicts have been killed, about a third of them in police operations but the majority by armed vigilante militias. Duterte has publicly encouraged civilians to kill addicts and said he will not prosecute police for extrajudicial executions.

Moynihan’s sister, a famous film actor in the Philippines, said her family had one priority following the death.

“That is to protect her children from further pain and suffering so that they, and we as a family may take this time to grieve, mourn but most of all celebrate the life of this exceptional human being I will forever have the privilege of calling my sister,” Maritoni Fernandez said. A police investigation is ongoing.

Local media aired footage of a vehicle stopping and opening its door on the deserted part of the street where the body was later found. The video was too grainy to determine exactly what happened.

Moynihan’s father was described in his Telegraph obituary as a “confidence trickster, brothel-keeper, drug-smuggler and police informer”.

He succeeded his father in 1965 as the Liberal whip in the House of Lords. But by the end of the 1960s, he was facing more than 50 charges including fraud and so fled to Spain and then the Philippines.

He remarried a Filipino belly dancer who ran a chain of massage parlours across Manila and became involved in the local narcotic trade, according to Australian police. He referred to the then president Ferdinand Marcos as “my drinking chum” and avoided arrest.

After being linked to a Sydney criminal syndicate known as the “Double Bay Mob”, which was importing heroin from Manila, the baron was persuaded to act as a police informant.

In 1988, he helped secure the arrest of Howard Marks, the cannabis trafficker whose autobiography, Mr Nice, became a best-selling book. Moynihan secretly recorded “drug dealing” conversations with Marks for the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

Educated in French literature in Paris, Maria Moynihan was arrested in 2013 for alleged possession of shabu, or crystal meth, the drug Duterte wants to rid the country of.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/19/daughter-of-late-british-peer-killed-in-philippines-drug-war "

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Do you have a sister? A daughter? Nieces?   I think all decent people can find sympathy in their hearts for anyone who goes astray, nevermind for the end result of their actions whether legal or ill

If that day ever comes Linc will have very few members .   But then I am sure you are aware of that. Which leads me to ask why you are here associating with such people ???

My father was a wife / child beater and drunkard .     I am an alcoholic but I never allowed it to interfere with me providing a very good living for my family and In 48 years of marriage I never hu

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Her family can find "sympathy" in the dictionary in-between shit and syphilis.   

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there is little doubt foreigners and the mix of filiipina gals is interesting to say the least!

 

 

 

He remarried a Filipino belly dancer

 

that would hurt with shoes on

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"there but for the grace of God go I"

 

Well, at least you got help.

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WOW!!
Her father was
 

Antony Patrick Andrew Cairne Berkeley Moynihan, 3rd Baron Moynihan, 3rd Baronet of Carr Manor   AND a Muslim
 
Moynihan was born on the 2nd of February 1936 to Patrick Moynihan and his wife Irene Helen Candy. Patrick Moynihan later that year became the 2nd Baron Moynihan. Patrick's father Berkeley Moynihan had been made a peer for his services to medicine in 1929. His mother was the daughter of Cairnes Candy, an Englishman who had immigrated to Western Australia. After attending Stowe School, Moynihan served in the Coldstream Guards.

In 1955 Moynihan married Ann Herbert, an actress and model. After a domestic dispute and an affair on Moynihan's part, he left for Australia where he intended working on his uncle's sheep farm. In Sydney he met Shirin Berry, a Malaysian who danced under the name Princess Amina. Returning to England in 1957 he reconciled with Ann, however this was short-lived. He married Shirin in 1958 after converting to Islam. He was soon on the move again, leaving for Ibiza with his wife. After the collapse of his nightclub business he returned to England.

In Tokyo in 1960 he challenged Al Ricketts, an American journalist, to a duel after he criticised Shirin's dancing. Moynihan defeated Rickets in the unusual duel that involved the two combatants attacking each other with their buttocks. In 1961 he and his wife converted to the Bahá'í Faith. At this time, Moynihan worked as a driver for Peter Rachman. After the death of his father in 1965 he became the 3rd Baron Moynihan, taking a seat in the House of Lords. In the Lords he took the Liberal Whip.

In 1970 after facing a series of fraud charges he left England for Spain, later moving to the Philippines. In the Philippines he operated a brothel and was linked to the drug trade. In 1980 he was named by the Woodward Royal Commission in Australia as an associate of a prominent Australian drug trafficking group operating between Manila and Sydney.

During the late 1980s Moynihan worked as an informant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, for which he was given immunity from prosecution. His testimony led to the conviction of Howard Marks, a Welsh drug smuggler. "He's a first-class bastard", Marks said.

 
 
Moynihan was married five times.

Firstly, Moynihan married Ann Herbert on 25 May 1955. They were divorced in 1958 and had no children.

Secondly, he married Shirin Roshan Berry Quereshi in 1958. They were divorced in 1967, having had one daughter:

    Hon Miranda Dorne Ierne Moynihan (born 25 February 1959)

Thirdly, he married Luthgarda Maria Beltran del Rosa Fernandez in May 1968. They were divorced in 1980, having had three daughters:

    Hon Antonita Maria Carmen Fernandez Moynihan (born 31 March 1969)
    Hon Aurora Luzon Maria Dolores Moynihan (22 January 1971 – 10 September 2016)
    Hon Kathleen Maynila Helen Imogen Juliet Moynihan (born 9 April 1974)

Fourthly, he married Editha Eduarda in February 1981. In 1990, they went through a divorce declared invalid by the British Courts 31 July 1996. They had no children, although Andrew Antony Joseph Patrick Berkeley Moynihan (born 6 March 1989) was believed to be Moynihan's son until DNA testing proved he was not following a dispute about who would inherit the barony.

Finally, he bigamously married Jinna Sabiaga on 2 December 1990. They had one son:

    Daniel Moynihan (born January 1991). He was held by the House of Lords not to be an heir to the barony because of his illegitimacy, due to his parents' bigamous marriage.

In September, 2016, his daughter Aurora was killed in the Phillipines. At the time of her death the Philippines was undergoing an intensive and controversial crackdown on drug dealers.

 
 
On the death of the 3rd Baron in 1991 the Barony was declared dormant. In 1997 the House of Lords declared that the 3rd Baron's half-brother Colin was the rightful heir to the barony and baronetcy, finding against two other claimants.

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Do you have a sister? A daughter? Nieces?

 

I think all decent people can find sympathy in their hearts for anyone who goes astray, nevermind for the end result of their actions whether legal or illegal. Part of that decency comes from a lack of self-righteousness, knowing that "there but for the grace of God go I", as the saying goes.

 

The post I quote above is boorish. 

 

Give sympathy to the family - ok -  but I have none for drug dealers

 

"Going astray"  makes it sound like he and she made a wrong turn on the way to church.

 

Being a drug dealer is a very conscientious decision that results in the ruination of families and death of many people.

 

Drug dealers and pedos are on the same level and deserve the same punishment whatever country

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..."Going astray"  makes it sound like he and she made a wrong turn on the way to church.

 

Being a drug dealer is a very conscientious decision that results in the ruination of families and death of many people....

Did you read about her father's five marriages, philandering, fraud and that he was a drug lord? If my father had been like that I'd probably have turned out worse than her. That's why I referred to the character of a decent person not being self-righteous, because they don't think they're so good that in the same situation they'd be better.

 

Were you raised by a drug lord so you can reasonably compare yourself to her?

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Did you read about her father's five marriages, philandering, fraud and that he was a drug lord? If my father had been like that I'd probably have turned out worse than her. That's why I referred to the character of a decent person not being self-righteous, because they don't think they're so good that in the same situation they'd be better.

 

Were you raised by a drug lord so you can reasonably compare yourself to her?

 

My father was a wife / child beater and drunkard .  

 

I am an alcoholic but I never allowed it to interfere with me providing a very good living for my family and In 48 years of marriage I never hurt wife or daughter.

 

Adults are responsible for their own actions once they understand 

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My father was a wife / child beater and drunkard .  

 

I am an alcoholic but I never allowed it to interfere with me providing a very good living for my family and In 48 years of marriage I never hurt wife or daughter.

 

Adults are responsible for their own actions once they understand 

Yep, so same thing. Her father was a drug lord and fraudster while she dabbled in supplying her associates. Your father was a drunk and worse, and you became a drunk. If your father was instead a drug lord... add it up and you'll get closer to understanding.

 

Sorry for what you had to go through, and well done for breaking the cycle of abuse. Few have the strength to do that, especially with an addiction.

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Yep, so same thing. Her father was a drug lord and fraudster while she dabbled in supplying her associates. Your father was a drunk and you became a drunk. If your father was instead a drug lord... add it up and you'll get closer to understanding.

 

Sorry for what you had to go through.

 

 

Look up  genetics of alcoholism  and what a drunkard is -   some ethnic groups are more prone to  addiction and some are predisposed to not be. . 

 

I made the decision to not allow my addiction to  hinder my life - she made the decision to  deal drugs.  I didn't decide to be an alcoholic I decided to not be a drunkard..

 

 

"Alcoholism often seems to run in families, and we may hear about scientific studies of an “alcoholism gene.” Genetics certainly influence our likelihood of developing alcoholism, but the story isn’t so simple.

Research shows that genes are responsible for about half of the risk for alcoholism. Therefore, genes alone do not determine whether someone will become an alcoholic. Environmental factors, as well as gene and environment interactions account for the remainder of the risk.*

Multiple genes play a role in a person’s risk for developing alcoholism. There are genes that increase a person’s risk, as well as those that may decrease that risk, directly or indirectly. For instance, some people of Asian descent carry a gene variant that alters their rate of alcohol metabolism, causing them to have symptoms like flushing, nausea, and rapid heartbeat when they drink. Many people who experience these effects avoid alcohol, which helps protect them from developing alcoholism.**

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders/genetics-alcohol-use-disorders

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Look up  genetics of alcoholism  and what a drunkard is -   some ethnic groups are more prone to  addiction and some are predisposed to not be. . 

 

I made the decision to not allow my addiction to  hinder my life - she made the decision to  deal drugs.  I didn't decide to be an alcoholic I decided to not be a drunkard..

 

 

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders/genetics-alcohol-use-disorders

I looked up drunkard and it said someone who is habitually drunk. If you aren't then good for you.

 

I'm sure there's a drug addict gene too. 

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I looked up drunkard and it said someone who is habitually drunk. If you aren't then good for you.

 

I'm sure there's a drug addict gene too. 

 

Actually there is  -  depends on the specific drug - same as  when asked  "are you allergic to?"

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