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Cop stops raging weapon holder

A policeman on his way home went beyond the call of duty when he arrested a man armed with a deadly weapon Tuesday in Tondo, Manila.

PO3 Jansen Rey San Pedro identified the suspect as Allan Gonzales, 39, of No. 811 Tahimik St., Tondo, Manila.

Initial investigation disclosed that SPO1 Femar Tan of the District Intelligence Division-Manila Police District (MPD) was already on his way home on February 27 at 1:30 a.m. when he spotted the suspect along CM Recto Ave. cor. Tahimik St. Tondo, Manila.

Gonzales was reportedly shouting profanity and provoking anyone who came his way into a fight as he held a deadly weapon.

SPO1 Tan then alighted from his motorcycle and immediately apprehended the raging suspect.

A fan knife and a plastic sachet containing shabu were recovered from Gonzales, who will face appropriate charges. (Hans Amanci0)

2 women in drug trade

Seven sachets of suspected shabu were seized from two women suspected to be drug peddlers in a joint buy-bust operation Tuesday in Sta Cruz, Manila.

PO2 Carlito Siy-On identified the suspects as Ma. Clara Bascon, 39, of No. 117 Briliante St. 6th Avenue, Caloocan City and Imelda Cordeta, 51, of Manila North Cemetery, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Police reports said that a Station Drug Enforcement Unit from Sta. Cruz Police Station together with elements from PDEA-Manila Police District Office conducted a buy-bust operation on February 27 at around 10:30 p.m. along Blumentritt St., Brgy. 372, Sta. Cruz, Manila to arrest the suspects.

Arresting officers PO3 Christopher Jacinto and PO1 Edgil Bombase arrested Bascon following a successful illegal drug purchase from the suspect through a poseur buyer. Cordeta was subsequently arrested for co-conspiring in the transaction.

Seven plastic sachets containing suspected shabu along with the P500-marked money were recovered from the suspects, who will face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs. (Hans Amanci0)

4 Killers in 2 motorcycles

A 30-year-old man was shot dead by motorcycle -riding gunmen in front of a food house in Sampaloc, Manila Tuesday night.

Jonjon Manaois, a native of Samar province, immediately succumbed to gunshot wounds after he was shot four times in the different parts of his body, said SPO4 Milbert Balingggan of Manila Police District Homicide Section.

Initial investigation showed that the incident happened in front of Alas Pares Foodhaus located along Maceda Street around 11:45 p.m.

Police said that Manaois was just standing in the area when four armed men onboard two motorcycles suddenly appeared and fired shots at him.

Balinggan said that Manaois was shot in his chest, left leg, and twice in his back. The suspects then immediately sped off.

Police said they are still facing a blank wall about the motive on the killing. Manaois’ remains, meanwhile, were brought to Archangel Funeral Homes for autopsy examination and safekeeping. (Analou de Vera)

300 families homeless in QC fire

At least 300 families were rendered homeless and a 64-year-old woman was injured after a two-hour fire razed a residential area in Quezon City before dawn Wednesday.

Fire Inspector Rosendo Cabillan of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Quezon City said that the fire broke out at around 3:50 a.m. in the house of Buenafe family at the third floor of a three-storey residential building in Lumot Compound along Agno Street, Barangay Tatalon.

The blaze reached its fifth alarm at around 4:40 a.m. as it quickly spread to nearby houses inside the compound.

A part of Quezon Avenue was closed during the blaze as fire trucks clogged the road. The fire was contained at around 5:50 a.m.

According to Cabillan, they are initially looking into electrical overloading as the possible cause of fire when a phone charger was left plugged inside the house of the Buenafes.

Meanwhile, Purificacion Buenafe, 64, the owner of the house, sustained a second degree burn on her body, said Cabillan.

Estimated damage to property was pegged at P1 million while further investigation is underway. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

 

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