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2 killed in shootout

Two men who were allegedly involved in ‘basag salamin’ modus were killed in a shootout with police officers in Quezon City Tuesday after midnight.

Superintendent Joel Villanueva, chief of Quezon City Police District-Batasan Police Station (PS-6), said that the slain suspects were not identified and were described to be in their 30s.

The QCPD-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said that 32-year-old Remelito Combis was inside his Toyota Avanza with conduction sticker WA-0135 along Capitol Hills Drive near Benedictine International School, in Barangay Old Balara, past 12 a.m. when two men onboard a motorcycle arrived.

Combis said that the back rider wearing black shirt and brown short pants, alighted from the motorbike.

The man then started smashing the rear left side window of his heavily tinted vehicle.

Meanwhile, off-duty PO2 Rino Agader, who was buying snacks at nearby convenience store noticed the suspicious men.

Agader immediately confronted the suspects and introduced himself as a police officer, but one of the suspects pulled out his gun and fired at him but missed.

The duo sped off towards Capitol Hills while Agader immediately sought help from PS-6 personnel who were also alarmed with the gunshot while conducting ‘Oplan Sita’ near the area.

The policemen responded and chased the suspects but instead of surrendering, one of them fired his gun resulting in a brief shootout.

The exchange of fires ended when pursuing policemen hit the escaping suspects which resulted in their deaths.

Seized from the suspects were two caliber 38 revolvers, a hammer, and their getaway blue motorcycle.

QCPD Director Joselito Esquivel Jr. said they are checking if the suspects are among the Batac Robbery Group who were earlier arrested due to same modus of breaking car windows to rob. (Alexandria San Juan)

Six suspects arrested for drinking in public in Caloocan

Drinking in public place led to the arrest of six drug suspects in Caloocan City Monday night.

Police identified the suspects as Leonard Mangaoang, 23; Crysler Gotera, 30; Von Rommel Salvachera, 22; John Paul Roldan, 23; Reynaldo Benitez, 27; and John Carlo Doktor, 26.

According to case investigator PO1 Juan Miguel all suspects are not included in the drug watchlist.

Elements from Police Community Precinct 3 were patrolling when they caught the six men drinking liquor along Phase 1 in Barangay 176 around 10 p.m.

However, while being frisked, three sachets of suspected marijuana leaves were seized from Mangaoang while two more were recovered from Gotera, police said.

Charges for violation of City Ordinance 0397 and Republic Act 9165 will be filed against the six men. (Kate Javier)

Five arrested for marijuana leaves

Five persons were arrested for drinking in public place by the Las Pinas City police but later found in possession of about one kilo of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P120,000 Tuesday morning.

Sr. Supt. Marion Balonglong, las Pinas City police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Justine Pialago,19, student; Christian Villanueva,19, student;Jansen Tenz Santillan, 25; Miguel Erikson Vibora,19, student and Gene Joyosa, 19, all residents of Manuyo Dos,Las Pinas City.

Balonglong said that prior to the arrest of the suspects, members of the Las Piñas City police were conducting anti-criminality campaign and implementation of city ordinances when the group were spotted drinking in public place.
He said that group was spotted drinking in a public place along C5 Extension, Manuyo Dos, Las Pinas City at about 4:30 a.m.

The city police chief said that the group when frisked before had in their possession about one kilo of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P120,000.

The suspect were charged with violation of possession of illegal drugs. (Jean Fernando)

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