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Barangay official killed by a punch while acting as peacemaker in Manila

A barangay official died from a punch after he tried to play as peacemaker to a couple who was arguing in Tondo, Manila during the wee hours of Thursday, police said.

Edgardo Maliclic, the 46-year-old treasurer of Barangay 152 zone 14, was declared dead on arrival after he was rushed at Tondo General Hospital, investigators said.

Maliclic was allegedly punched by technician Michael Angelo Aparicio, 39. Aparcio is now under the custody of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section.

The incident occurred while Aparicio was having a drinking spree with his friends along Laguna Extension corner Lakandula Street about 1 a.m., said PO3 Dennis Turla of Manila Police District-Homicide Section.

While Aparicio was having a drinking session with his friends, Aparicio and his live-in partner suddenly had a heated argument, which caught the attention of Maliclic.

The barangay treasurer tried to intervene in the couple’s argument but the anger of Aparicio shifted to Maliclic and a fistfight then ensued between them, police said.

During the brawl, Maliclic suddenly collapsed and fell on the pavement prompting his neighbors to rush him to the hospital, but to no avail.

Turla said that appropriate charges are now being readied against Aparicio before the City Prosecutor’s Office. (Analou De Vera)

Two men, including No. 1 most wanted found dead in Navotas

Two men, including the number one most wanted person in Navotas City in 2015, were found dead in Malabon City Thursday morning.

Elements from police Community Precinct 1 were patrolling when they saw the bodies of the two men along Kingsborough in Barangay Panghulo around 2:40 a.m.

Authorities later identified the two men as Danilo Villanueva also known as “Danny Toyo,” 52, jobless, of Barangay NBBS in Navotas City, and Rouel Asuncion, 52, of Pandacan, Manila.

Villanueva sustained a lone gunshot wound in the head while Asuncion was found with a fan belt tied around his neck, police said.

Recovered from the scene were 14 sachets of alleged shabu and two empty shells of caliber .45 pistol. Assorted cards and a pay slip from GMA 7 named under Asuncion was also recovered.

Police believed that the two men were killed in another place after a black Montero Sport with conduction sticker B1V754 registered to Villanueva’s wife was found by a traffic enforcer along Road 10 in Navotas City around 6 a.m. Blood stains were seen inside the car.

It was later discovered that Villanueva was considered as Navotas City police’s number one most wanted person in 2015 for murder, robbery and illegal drugs charges, according to Malabon Police Investigation chief Inspector Dennis Javier.

Javier added that Villanueva was included in the police’s drug watchlist and known for his gun for hire activities.

Navotas City police’s chief Sr. Insp. Brent Madjaco said Villanueva was also the suspect in the two shooting incidents in Barangay NBBS last January. (Kate Javier)

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