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ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (September 14, 2018)


Police killed man for indiscriminate firing

A man reported for indiscriminately firing his pistol was gunned down by Quezon City police after the suspect opened fire toward the apprehending cops in Quezon City Thursday night

Police identified the suspects as Gregorio Bogtong, 33, and a resident of Barangay Batasan Hills.

According to report, after receiving a complaint about a man randomly firing his gun along Liwanag Street in Barangay Old Balara around 8:55 p.m., Batasan Police Station 6 (PS-6) immediately dispatched a responding team, followed by a backup led by Police Chief Insp. SandieCaparasso to apprehend the suspect.

However, when the police arrived at the location, Bogtong saw them first and opened fire toward the incoming officers to elude arrest, reports said.

Cops fired back and the gunfire resulted to death of Bogtong where he sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Quezon City Police Scene of the Crime Operatives (QCPD-SOCO) and Crime Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) recovered from the scene a Colt 45 pistol, two empty magazines, six fired bullets, 20 fired cartridge cases, one live ammunition, and nine sachets of suspected shabu. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

Former eatery owner busted for illegal drugs

A former makeshift eatery owner, who allegedly supplies illegal drugs to her customers by inserting them in food orders, was busted in San Juan City Wednesday night.

After several failed buy-bust attempts, the city’s Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) finally arrested the suspect – Fatima Diwan, 33, married, of Barangay West Crame, San Juan at 7:30 p.m. near her residence.

A poseur-buyer was able to purchase one pack of suspected shabu from Diwan, who was arrested as soon as she handed over the item.

Senior Superintendent Dindo Reyes, city police chief, said Diwan was a known drug peddler included in the drug watchlist. (Hanah Tabios)

‘Barangay Beatles’ chairman shot dead

Grafitti and wall paintings of iconic English rock band The Beatles; a music studio for use of all residents; and a basketball court for the youth.

These are just some of the projects of the chairman of Barangay 330 – the village in Manila also known as “Barangay Beatles” – who was gunned down by an unidentified man Thursday afternoon.

Barangay Chairman Angel Rivero Jr. had just attended a Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) seminar when he was waylaid at the corner of Maria Orosa and Padre Burgos Streets.

He died on-the-spot from a bullet wound in the head, police said. In an interview, Fitzgerald Dapdap, secretary of Barangay 330, said Rivero, 53, was on his way to Manila City Hall to meet a contractor about their projects in the barangay this year.

Barangay officials in Sta. Cruz, Manila also showed a CCTV footage to The Manila Bulletin that prior to the incident, two men riding separate motorcycles were seen near Rivero’s residence around 11 a.m.

According to Rivero’s secretary, the two men were not residents of the area. It was also learned that Rivero was a businessman who delivered fruits and vegetables for a restaurant. Investigators were digging deeper into the case. (Erma R. Edera)

Clean Rider applicant arrested in Pasig

A Philippine National Police (PNP) Clean Rider applicant was arrested on the spot while checking the status of his application at the Pasig City Central Police Station last Wednesday afternoon.

Police said that Benito Luzon, 42, male, married, personally appeared at the Station Intelligence Office to follow-up on his Clean Rider’s application at around 3:45 p.m.

While the focal person of the PNP’s campaign was conducting a record check on all the applicants, he found out that Luzon had a standing warrant of arrest for grave coercion. The warrant was issued by Judge Joy Casihan-Dumlao of Pasig City Municipal Trial Court (MTC) Branch 72.

At the said juncture, members of the intelligence branch implemented the arrest. Luzon told police he was clueless about his existing criminal case, saying he never received a subpoena to appear before the court. Detained at the police station, Luzon recalled a previous dispute with his former landlady, but unsure if she was the one who filed the case. (Hanah Tabios)

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