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Student stabbed dead by brothers over heated argument

A student was stabbed to death by two teenage brothers over a heated argument in a stabbing incident Wednesday in Manila.

PO1 Jason Ibasco, case investigator, identified the suspects as Eifel de Guzman, 19, a Grade 12 student from Lyceum University and his 15-year-old brother identified as “Mike”.

Police reports said that the victim, Daniel Hernandez, 19, of San Jose Rodriguez, Rizal and student of National University was having a drinking session with his friends at “Lakay Billiards” located at Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila at about 2:34 a.m. on March 7 when the suspects arrived and reportedly joined the victim and his friends.

Hernandez allegedly noticed the suspects talking about him and staring at him badly, prompting him to tell his friends. The suspects then stepped out of the bar but was eventually followed by the victim in an attempt to solve any misunderstanding.

In a statement, witness Mark Angelo Laza, 23, of #664 Carola St., Sampaloc, Manila said that Hernandez and the suspects engaged in a heated argument, prompting “Mike” to pull out his fan knife and stab the victim on different parts of the body.

The suspects then boarded their car, a Toyota Vios in black with plate number AAO 8021, and fled the scene towards P. Noval St.

The victim was rushed to Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival by an attending physician.

Police authorities recovered the suspects’ abandoned car along Legarda St. and are now conducting a follow-up operation to locate and apprehend the suspects. (Hans Amancio)

Two shoplifting suspects nabbed in Manila

Over P7,000 worth of travel items were stolen inside a mall in a shoplifting incident Wednesday in Quiapo, Manila.

PO1 Roderick Kabigting, case investigator, identified the suspects as Julieus Rey Tan, 27, and Ross Ramon Batiancila, 20, student, of #2981 Clemente St. Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila.

Batiancila reportedly entered SM Quiapo located along Carlos Palanca St. in Quiapo Manila around 7 p.m. and bought a pink travel luggage from the department store. Meanwhile, Tan, a sales clerk at the said department store, took the purchased item and went to the stock room as Batiancila went to the toys department.

After a few moments, Tan went out from the stock room with the seemingly bulgier luggage, and gave it to Batiancila.

A civilian guard identified as Joepel Tamayo who reportedly noticed the incident, confronted the suspects and brought them to the mall’s security office.

Authorities recovered one Hawk backpack, a Jovanni backpack, a pair of World Balance shoes, Homeworld Pillow cases and a pair of Beverly Hills Polo Club jeans, amounting to P7,048, from the suspects, who will face appropriate charges. (Hans Amancio)

Teenage girl shot dead in Pasay

A teenage girl was killed after she was shot in the head by a still unidentified gunman Wednesday night in Pasay City.

The victim was identified by police as Lorieluz Valdez alias “Neg-Neg” a resident of Brgy. 187 in Pasay City. Valdez was pronounced dead on arrival at the San Juan De Dios Hospital after she suffered a gunshot wound in the head.

Investigation showed that at around 7 in the evening, the victim was at the house of a certain Katkat Angue along Suha St., Brgy. 187 in the city. According to police, Angue was allegedly the girlfriend of the victim.

While at the first floor of the said house, the unidentified gunman suddenly appeared behind the victim and shot her in the head before immediately fleeing the scene.

The victim was then brought to San Juan De Dios Hospital where she later died. Police are still conducting further investigation in order to locate the suspect. (Dhel Nazario)

Army man nabbed in QC drug sting

A Philippine Army officer and two others were arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in Quezon City Wednesday night.

Quezon City Police District director Guillermo Eleazar presented to the media yesterday 2nd Lt. Hamel Samsodin, 31, and her live-in partner Aslimah Aliba, 23, both from Barangay Pasong Putik, Quezon City, and Mohair Mamalampac, 28, of Caloocan City.

Eleazar said that the operation was a result of their previous drug sting last February 12, when the five arrested drug suspects pointed Samsodin as their supplier.

An undercover police officer arranged a P60,000 shabu deal with Samsodin along Sampaguita Street, Barangay Pasong Tamo at around 10:30 p.m.

After the transaction, Samsodin, apparently sensed the sting and sped off abaord a white car which triggered a chase that ended in North Fairview.

Recovered from Samsodin were 25 grams of shabu and several firearms, explosives, and ammunition.

According to Eleazar, Samsodin was set to be deployed as platoon leader of the 83rd Infantry Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division in Pili, Camarines Sur this month. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

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