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Hostage-taking incident in Taguig

A hostage taker, including his victim, are currently recuperating at a hospital after they were both injured during a hostage-taking incident in Taguig City on Friday.

The victim was identified by police as Ricardo Sanchez, legal age, a resident of Barangay Bagumbayan, Taguig City. Sanchez sustained a wound on his head.

The suspect, on the other hand, was identified as Marlon Malvencio, legal age.

Initial investigation disclosed that the incident occurred at around 2:50 p.m. along Joseph Sitt, Road 10 Extension, Barangay Bagumbayan, Taguig City.

Police said that the family of the suspect sought assistance from the barangay and the Police Community Precinct 3 of Taguig City to apprehend the suspect who was out of control with anger.

Upon arrival at the area, they saw the suspect holding the victim at knifepoint and was also pointing a wooden stick. Authorities proceeded to negotiate with the suspect but he suddenly stabbed the victim on his head.

As he was about to stab the victim again, one of the police officers shot him, and both of them were immediately brought to the Taguig Pateros District Hospital. (Dhel Nazario)

1 dead, 1 nabbed in Valenzuela buy-bust

An alleged drug personality was killed while another was arrested in a buy-bust operation at Sitio Kabatuhan, Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City on Saturday.

Police identified the slain suspect as Roger Penelleri, alias ‘Mayor.’ Arrested was Anthony Carval, 33, barker, and resident of the area.

Elements of the Valenzuela City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the sting at about 2:30 a.m.

Investigation showed that a poseur buyer bought a sachet of suspected shabu worth P300 from Penelleri. When the policeman signalled to back-up operatives, Penelleri suddenly drew his firearm and traded bullets with the police. Police retaliated and hit the suspect on different parts of his body.

He was rushed to Valenzuela Medical Center but was declared dead-on-arrival at about 2:55 a.m.

Meanwhile, police arrested Carval, who was the first customer of Penelleri, at the scene of encounter. A sachet of suspected shabu was seized from Carval.

Retrieved from the crime scene were a caliber .38 firearm loaded with four live bullets and two fired cartridges, and four 9mm fired cartridges.

Police also recovered 11 sachets of suspected shabu, an empty plastic sachet, P1,100 in cash, and drug paraphernalia from Penelleri.

Police said appropriate charges will be filed against Carval, who is now under police custody. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)

P32K-worth of shabu seized in Caloocan

About P32,000-worth of shabu was seized from a man who was fleeing from the police after reportedly running over a biker in Caloocan City on Friday evening.

Police identified the suspect as Peld Suarez, alias “Dodong,” 30, painter, resident of Barangay 178 in Caloocan.

Investigation showed that the suspect, who was riding a violet and black Yamaha Sporty Mio motorcycle, was flagged down by police while they were conducting Oplan Sita along Camarin Road, Saint Joseph Avenue in Barangay 178.

Instead of stopping, Suarez reportedly made a U-turn to avoid the police.

While making the U-turn, the suspect hit a certain Isiah Coretana, who was onboard a bicycle.

The suspect then alighted from his motorcycle and tried to flee by foot, but the police eventually caught him.

Recovered from the suspect were four sachets of suspected shabu weighing 10 grams with an estimated value of P32,000. Also retrieved were drug paraphernalia and P2,630 in cash.

Suarez and the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to the Station Drug Enforcement Unit office for proper disposition.

The suspect will be facing charges including violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, reckless imprudence resulting in physical injury, and resistance and disobedience to a person in authority. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)

Politics eyed in former brgy chairman’s slay

Police are looking into local politics and revenge as the possible motives behind the killing of a former village chairman in Sta. Cruz Manila on Friday.

The police identified the victim as Felix Huertas, 49, married, barangay kagawad, businessman and resident of Hizon Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila. He was rushed to Chinese General Hospital but he was declared dead on arrival after sustaining gunshot wounds on his body.

Investigation showed that the victim was sitting in front of his house when two unidentified suspects arrived and shot Fuertas at around 3:54 p.m. along Hizon Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

The fatality managed to run but they shot him again repeatedly. The suspects fled on foot and headed towards Felix Huertas Street and escaped.

According to Chairwoman Raymunda Bautista of Barangay 363 Zone 37, wife of the victim, she said that his husband had no known enemy.

However, Bautista said that his husband served as a barangay chairman for the past three consecutive terms.

Recovered from the crime scene were three fired bullets and eight empty shells of caliber 45. (Erma Edera)

Six druggies nabbed in Marikina

Police arrested drug pusher and five suspected drug users and seized an estimated P148,00 worth of illegal drugs in a series of buy-bust operation in Marikina City Saturday.

The first buy-bust operation took place infront of a gasoline station in Barangay Sto. Niño wherein the alleged drug pusher identified as certain pusher was caught red-handed selling drugs worth P6,000 to an undercover agent.

Five sachets containing suspected shabu were confiscated from the suspect.

Meanwhile, during the second buy-bust operation arrested certain “Jojo,” and his live-in partner a certain “Cherry” at their customers known as alias “Farah”, “Cholo” and “Tuknoy.”

The transaction transpired inside a karaoke bar in Barangay Concepcion Uno wherein 14 sachets of shabu with an estimated 20 grams were confiscated by the authorities. (Madelynne Dominguez)

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