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2 men engage in fight

Two armed men were arrested after fighting in public with their bladed weapons, causing disturbance in their neighborhood Saturday in Tondo, Manila.

PO2 Lalaine Almosa, case investigator, identified the suspects as Ernesto Tehones, 38, of Purok Singko, Isla Puting Bato, Brgy. 20, Tondo, Manila and Jose Viñar, 23, of Binondo St. Parola Compound, Brgy. 275, Tondo, Manila.

Police reports said an officer received a call from a concerned citizen at around 12:50 a.m. on February 24, informing them about a commotion in their area, apparently caused by the suspects.

Upon reaching the area, police officers from Del Pan Police Community Precinct spotted Tehones and Viñar wielding their bladed weapons, as they shouted profanity towards each other.

PO2 Marco Polo Montero and PO1 Arvee Balagtas arrested the suspects and subsequently brought them to Moriones-Tondo Police Station.

A seven-inch-long fan knife and a nine-inch long bladed weapon along with two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu were recovered from the suspects, who will both face appropriate charges. (Hans Amancio)


Mechanic shot inside car

An auto-mechanic who was inside the car he was going to repair was shot in his head by a still unidentified gunman in Quezon City Saturday morning.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the man as Emelito Andales, 49, a stay-in employee of Rapide Auto Expert along Kalayaan Avenue in Barangay Central, Quezon City

During the initial investigation, Jonathan Robles, who was also a mechanic of the auto shop, told police that he arrived at the place around 8:20 a.m. to work.

However, while he was about to time in, he heard a gunshot nearby followed by a loud crash.

When he verified, he already saw the victim lifeless inside the driver’s seat of a Toyota pick-up.

Upon checking the closed-circuit television clip of a nearby establishment, authorities found out that Andales was maneuvering the vehicle which was brought in by a customer for repair.

Suddenly, , two motorcycle-riding men appeared. The man wearing blue shirt and short pants alighted from the motorbike, drew his handgun and immediately shot Andales on his left head.

Andales died on the spot due to a lone gunshot wound in his left head.

The two men immediately fled the scene. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)


Bolo and shabu in motorcycle

Two men riding a motorcycle were flagged down in a check-point and eventually arrested for possession of deadly weapon and illegal drugs Saturday in Manila.

Police identified the suspects as Nemia Jamito, 52, of 1515 Valencia St., Paco, Manila and Kristoffer Acacio, 30, of the same address.

Elements of SAB Police Community Precinct were conducting a check-point operation along Pedro Gil St., San Andres Bukid, Manila at around 8:45 p.m. on February 24 when they chanced upon the suspects.

Upon inspection, police officers confiscated a 17-inch-long bolo and three sachets of suspected shabu from the suspects..

The suspects, now under custody of Sta. Ana Police Station, will face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or Possession of Illegal Drugs and R.O. 864-C or Concealing of Deadly Weapon. (Hans Amancio)


Pistol-packing motorcyclist held

A checkpoint led to the arrest of a motorcycle-riding man for possession of firearm and ammunition in Caloocan City on Saturday night, police said.

PO1 Drazen Dacilan identified the suspect as Joel Dumapias, 43, technician, of Donmar Subdivision in Barangay 167, Caloocan City.

Authorities from Police Community Precinct 6 led by Sr. Inspector Merben Bryan Lago were conducting a checkpoint along Banker Village in Barangay 171 around 11:30 p.m.

Operatives then flagged down the motorcycle of Dumapias but the latter sped off which resulted to a brief chase, police said.

Upon frisking, Dumapias yielded a caliber .45 pistol with two live ammunition.

Charges will be filed against Dumapias who was detained at the Caloocan police detention cell. (Kate Louise Javier)


Suitor survives

A man in Pasay City luckily survived after an enraged uncle shot him multiple times Sunday, accusing him of having an illicit affair with his niece.

The victim was identified as Jonryl Esquivel, 33, a resident of Victoria St. Intramuros, Manila. Esquivel is currently recuperating at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center after he was hit in the foot.

The arrested suspect was identified as Gapor Salidigan, 22, a resident of Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

Initial investigation revealed that members of the Baclaran Police Community Precinct were patrolling at around 3:20 in the morning Sunday along F. Angeles St. Barangay 79, in Pasay City when they heard successive gunfire.

They immediately searched for the origin of the gunshots and saw the suspect Salidigan running while holding a firearm. They chased and arrested the suspect, recovering from him a caliber .45 pistol loaded with 10 live ammunition.

Salidigan told police that he planned to kill Esquivel because of allegedly having an illicit affair with his niece. The recovered cell phone from the suspect revealed pictures of other men which police suspect to be his next targets.

A case of frustrated murder and violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act is being readied against the suspect. (Dhel Nazario)

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