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Shooting incident leaves one injured in Marikina

A shooting incident, possibly due to a love triangle, left a man injured in Marikina City Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

Marikina City Police said victim Allan Rene Galang, 28, visited his friend Philip Cruz at his house on Ordoñez Street in Barangay Marikina Heights on Tuesday night.

Moments later, Galang’s live-in partner, Katherine Desiderio, arrived with suspect Micheal Dumlao and four other men.

Galang and Dumlao had a confrontation before the four men mauled the victim.

Dumlao then pulled out a gun and shot Galang, hitting him on his right lap, police said.

He then escaped with Desiderio aboard a motorcycle while the four other suspects fled using a Honda sedan.

Galang, on the other hand, was brought to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center where he was treated for a fractured left forearm and a bullet wound.

Probers said that the investigation is pointing at a love triangle as a motive behind the shooting.

Recovered was a fired cartridge case of undetermined caliber firearm on the crime scene.

Members of Marikina City Police have launched a follow-up operation to hunt down the suspects. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

P1.8M worth of shabu seized in drug op in Navotas

Around P1.8 million worth of confirmed shabu was recovered by police after they caught three alleged drug personalities, including the two children of a reported notorious drug pusher, during an operation in Navotas City on Wednesday afternoon.

P/Col. Rolando Balasabas, Navotas police chief, said that they nabbed Emmanuel Monroy, 29; Jhofel Quimbo, 31; and Jonalyn Quimbo, 30.

The two Quimbos are the children of Filomeno Quimbo, who is an alleged long-time drug pusher in the city, police said. The older Quimbo remains elusive to authorities and thus tagged as notorious, Balasabas added.

Monroy, meanwhile, had already been jailed for several times for drug charges, police said.

Investigation showed that members of Police Community Precinct (PCP-4) were conducting Oplan Galugad at Market 1 in Barangay North Bay Boulevard South at around 4:30 p.m. when they chanced upon the three.

Balasabas said that the police caught Jonalyn handing over plastic ice bags containing shabu to Jhofel and Monroy, prompting them to accost the suspects.

Police said that the three immediately ran as they tried to escape, but authorities managed to arrest Jonalyn when she was cornered. Seized from her were six plastic ice bags containing shabu, which were put inside her sling bag.

Authorities also arrested Monroy and Jhofel who also ran but were cornered at Jonalyn’s house. Aside from two plastic ice bags containing shabu, police recovered from them a loaded .45 caliber pistol and a loaded improvised 12 gauge shotgun.

All six recovered plastic ice bags containing shabu have a total street value of P1.8 million, Balasabas said. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)

Taxi driver stabbed to death in Pasay

A body of a 54-year-old cab driver boring multiple stab wounds was found inside his parked taxi in Pasay City on Wednesday night.

The victim was identified as Edgardo Egan, a taxi driver of Elpa taxi, a resident of Nuevo de Pebrero Street, Barangay Mauway, Mandaluyong City.

Investigation showed that Egan’s body was discovered at around 9:30 in the evening along F. B. Harrison corner Gotamco Street Barangay 16, Zone 1, Pasay City.

Police said that security guard Geralde Warque was manning his post at a construction site at Citillion Properties, Inc. along F. B. Harrison corner Gotamco Street.

Warque was called by a group of people standing around a white taxi cab with plate number UVW-582 which was parked in front of the property.

He peeped at the taxi’s window and saw the bloodied body of Egan with his head facing the right side of the front passenger seat.

According to the members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), the victim sustained multiple stab wounds in the different parts of the body while five latent prints were lifted from the window of the taxi.

The body was moved to the Rizal Funeral Homes for autopsy examination while a follow-up investigation is still underway for the possible arrest of the suspect. (Dhel Nazario)

Police on the hunt for theft suspects in Pasig 

The police have launched an investigation to identify the thieves who stole the electronic devices and cash of two physicians from their apartment in Pasig City on Tuesday.

Pasig City Police said that complainant Dr. Cymon Arries Castillo, 26, left his apartment, together with his co-tenants—Dr. Andrei Baldovino and Dra. Karen Bianca Marquez, on Tuesday night.

When Baldovino returned, he saw that their apartment’s main door and front window were opened.

He then called Castillo and Marquez to check on their belongings.

Castillo and Marquez arrived and discovered that a messenger bag, two iPads, an iPhone 5s, three wrist watches, and P12,000 cash were missing from their rooms, police said.

The two physicians then went to the homeowners association office and requested to review the closed circuit television footages in the neighborhood.

It showed that two men were seen walking towards their apartment, and are now the subjects of the investigation, police said. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

P400,000 worth of shabu confiscated in buy-bust op in Manila, 14 suspects arrested

 About P400, 000 worth of suspected shabu were seized from fourteen suspects in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Wednesday.

The police identified the suspects as Jhonel Dorero, Ryan John Hizon, John Mark Tenedero,  Rosell Bernarte, January Manimtim, Reynaldo Quijano,  Orestes Mecua, Charo Laguipo, Jedryck Yu,  Rolando Ramos Jr., Laurenz Jhay Buetre, Airah Agampung, Rohaida Dibaratun y Salem and Salma Birua.

Investigation showed that prior to their arrest, a concerned citizen reported the police that there is an ongoing pot session along Beata, Mangahan, Felix and Pedro Gil Streets in Pandacan, Manila on June 12.

Recovered from the suspects were 15 sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P400, 000.

Seized from them were also P1,500 buy-bust money, a digital weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia.

They were temporarily detained at Pandacan Police Station’s custodial facility for booking and documentation.

Violation of Sections 5, 11, 12, and 26 Article II of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them. (Erma Edera)

Minor nabbed for stealing P10,000 worth of items in Valenzuela, cohort still at large

A minor was rescued while his unidentified male cohort remains at-large after they allegedly stole items worth more than P10,000 from a store in Valenzuela City Wednesday morning.

Police identified the minor as “Mike,” 14.

Initial investigation showed that the husband of Fidela Bespa, owner of Eugenio’s Dry Goods located in Mac Arthur Highway and G. Lazaro Street, Dalandanan, Valenzuela, discovered that a hole was cut on the store’s ceiling and a few merchandises scattered on the floor at around 4 a.m of June 12.

Bespa and her husband then reportedly found the following were missing: P700 worth of cash; 20 pieces of Spalding balls worth P5,000; six hammers worth P1200; four wood saws worth P800; six boxes of 3A Eveready batteries worth P660; two boxes of 2A batteries of the same brand worth P180 and P300, respectively; six flashlights worth P1,300; nails worth P1,125, and assorted tools worth P500.

The shop owner then sought assistance from the Police Community Precinct 6 (PCP6) and Station Investigation Unit (SIU), who conducted an inspection to the store.

The SIU found a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in front of the store, and its footage showed the minor and an unidentified male companion climbed onto the roof and left while they carried four plastic bags possibly containing the stolen items.

The police then conducted a follow-up operation which led to the rescue of the minor at around 11 a.m. One of the Spalding balls was seized from him.

The minor will be turned over to the Valenzuela City Social Welfare and Development Office while a follow-up operation will be conducted for the identification and arrest of his cohort, police said. (Dylan Afuang)

Man killed after accidentally being shot in Caloocan

A man was killed after he was accidentally shot while drinking with a friend in Caloocan City on Wednesday evening.

Police identified the fatality as Aries Bulaon, 26 and the suspect as Edison Calima, of legal age, both residents of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.

The victim reportedly sustained a gunshot in his right chest that led to his death.

Investigation showed that the victim, the suspect and his friend identified as a certain Marlon Barreda were drinking on a street in Phase 7B, Bagong Silang, Caloocan at around 10 p.m. when the incident happened.

Barreda told the police that Calima was holding his gun when he accidentally pulled the trigger of his gun and hit the victim. He then immediately fled.

The victim was rushed to Tala Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The investigation is underway. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)

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