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Man included in drug watchlist gunned down by unidentified assailants

A man reportedly included in the drug watchlist was gunned down by two unidentified assailants who took him from his home in Navotas City Wednesday night, a belated report said.

Police identified the man as Jerry Boy Dimaliwat, 33, construction worker, and a resident of Champaca Street in Barangay NBBS. He sustained gunshot wounds in the head and body.

Dimaliwat was listed as user/pusher under the drug watchlist, according to city police chief Senior. Supt. Brent Madjaco.

He added that Dimaliwat’s wife is currently detained for a drug case.

Initial investigation showed that Dimaliwat was about to sleep inside their house when two men barged in around 10:30 p.m.

Evangelina, Dimaliwat’s 58-year-old mother, told police that one of the suspects was wearing a mask.

The suspects then brought Dimaliwat outside of the house where he was shot dead. The gunmen immediately escaped.

Authorities are now checking if there was a closed-circuit television near the scene. (Kate Javier)

Two women killed in separate shooting incidents in Taguig

Two women were killed in separate shooting incidents that occurred in Taguig City.

In the first incident, Jade Marie alias Tisay and a resident of Adia St., Barangay Western Bicutan, Taguig City died while undergoing treatment at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital due to gunshot wounds in the head and body.

Investigation showed the incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. inside the house of his boyfriend, Anthony Espenido located at Dreamland Subdivision, Barangay Hagonoy, Taguig City.

The police said that the victim visited her boyfriend when the incident occurred.

It was learned while inside the house, somebody knocked at the door and the victim opened it while the unidentified suspect upon opening the door immediately shot the victim in the head and body.

The police said that after shooting the victim to death immediately the killer fled going to an unknown direction.

The police are looking into possibility that the shooting was a mistaken identity.

In the second incident, Geneth Diones,39 of Road 9, Maguindanao St., New Lower Bicutan died on the spot when she was shot several times in the body.

The police said that prior to the shooting incident, the victim was seen talking to a certain Mods at about 6:05 a.m. at the corner of Road 10 and Reyes St., Phase 3 New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

The live-in partner of Diones, Paul Tayag, told police the prior to the shooting incident the victim asked his permission that she will be going to the house of certain Leila to do some household chores.

Tayag claimed that Leila is also known involved in illegal drug trade in the area.

The police are still conducting investigation to determine the motive in killing Diones. (Jean Fernando)

Robbery group leader nabbed inside his Antipolo house

An alleged leader of a robbery group, listed on Eastern Police District’s (EPD) most wanted, was apprehended inside his house during a follow-up operation in Antipolo City on Thursday afternoon.

Senior Supt. Joel Bernabe Balba , EPD director, identified the suspect as Billy Joe Schofield, 39, head of Onate Robbery Group.

Armed with an arrest warrant from Pasig Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 160, San Juan police collared Schofield at his house in Sitio Kapatiran, Barangay San Isidro, Antipolo around 2:30 p.m.

Schofield robbed Chinese national Albert Tan on August 7, 2017, San Juan police chief Senior Supt. Bowenn Joey Masauding said.

“The leader of the group, Ernestor Onate, was arrested in January 2018, but Schofield still continued their group’s activities as leader,” the San Juan police chief said.

He is the fifth Most Wanted Person of EPD.

It was learned that Schofield, who was involved in several robberies in San Juan, was a former member of dismantled “Sako Gang” group that operated in Quezon City and San Juan.

In 2006, police said Schofield was detained at the Manila City Jail for charges of robbery-holdup, but was released in 2008 after the court dismissed his case. Also, in the same year, he was put behind bars after he was sued for frustrated homicide.

He is now held at the San Juan police headquarters’ detention cell. (Jel Santos)

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