ILOILO City – Charged with serious physical injury, two men were caught in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan. Diego Lagon, 20, of Romblon province and Marco Reyes, 19, of Occidental Mindoro province were caught around 12:10 p.m. yesterday, a police report showed. They were taken to the municipal police station. The court recommended an P18,000 bail bond each for their temporary liberty./PN The Malay municipal police station staged the suspects’ apprehension on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Cleo Marie Santillan of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court.
Jo and Gerald Grubwinkler at 144 Mein St, Hendra. Picture: Marc RobertsonTEN years ago, Joanna and Gerald Grubwinkler purchased an old pink house at 144 Mein St, Hendra for its trackside location overlooking Eagle Farm Racecourse.“The 1500m jumps right from out front, you can chat to the jockeys over the fence and all the stewards,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Neither of us are real gamblers but I love horses and it’s a cheap way for me to be able to have a pony but not pay for it.”The couple transformed the old house by ripping up carpets, painting, building a deck and replacing the kitchen. So enamoured did they become with the suburb, that on deciding to relocate they simply jumped the fence to the neighbouring property. 144 Mein St, HendraRay White Ascot’s Leigh Kortlang said interest in the post-war home has been fabulous.“We have had quite a few people who have busy lifestyles but don’t want an apartment,” she said.“It’s an interesting place to live as there is always something happening on the track but has a really lovely tranquil feel at the same time.”The auction of 144 Mein St, Hendra is scheduled for Saturday February 25, on-site at 2pm. Jo and Gerald Grubwinkler at 144 Mein St, Hendra. Picture: Marc Robertson“The house we bought belonged to the racetrack and I always said to my husband, if the racetrack sells I want it,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Sure enough it came up for sale but we were in Melbourne so sent friends to bid on our behalf.”Comfortable now in their new home, the Grubwinkler’s have decided to take their original Mein St purchase next door to auction. 144 Mein St, Hendra is going to auction today at 2pm.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“It’s just a very happy home,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“We’ve had a lot of happy times there and I think it would suit somebody who loves a social environment with friends and family coming over.”“It’s given us lots of good times and has lots of potential too.” 144 Mein St, HendraThe beautifully renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom house has polished timber flooring, custom wood joinery, air conditioning, and a kitchen with one of the best trackside race views on offer. “It’s very much all about aspect and position,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Worse case it’s 15 minutes to the domestic terminal and 5 minutes north or south on the M1 so it’s very central and we just love it.”