ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 21, 2018)

Published January 21, 2018, 4:04 PM

by Francine Ciasico

Two jobless men nabbed after cops seized from them sachet of shabu

Two men were nabbed after authorities reportedly seized from them a sachet of suspected shabu during “Oplan Galugad” in Caloocan City early Sunday morning.

Police Officer 1 Jomar Manalo, investigator on the case, identified the men as Marden Baroro, 18, jobless; and Danilo Sanchez, 59, jobless. Both are residents of Bagong Silang in Barangay 176, Caloocan City.

Around 5:30 a.m., elements from Police Community Precinct 3 were conducting Oplan Galugad in Barangay 176 when they reportedly saw Baroro who ran away toward an alley after he threw something to Sanchez, police said.

Authorities were able to apprehend Baroro and Sanchez. Upon frisking, a sachet of alleged shabu and drug paraphernalia were reportedly found in them.

Charges will be filed against the two men who are now detained at the Caloocan police detention cell. (Kate Javier)

Las Piñas police arrest two suspects in separate theft, robbery incidents

Two suspects in separate theft and robbery incidents were arrested by members of the Las Piñas City police this morning.

Southern Police District director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario identified the arrested suspects as Michelle Enco,19, sales demo, of Block 5Lot 11 20th St., Golden Gate Subdivision, Barangay Talon 2, Las Piñas City; and Balorio Salvador,42, of 216 Chua Compound, Pulanglupa I, Las Piñas City.

In the first incident, Apolinario said Enco was arrested after a theft complaint was filed against her by victim, Andrea Sugay,45, an overseas Filipino worker and also a resident of the same place.

Apolinario said that based on the complaint of Sugay, Enco was allegedly seen by a witness, Cherylie Trocio,43, also of the same address as the person who took her cash and jewelry amounting to P400,000 on January 15.

Enco was immediately brought at the Las Piñas police for detention after her arrest.

A theft case is now being prepared against Enco at the Las Piñas Prosecutors office.

In the second incident, Salvador, a known member of notoricous “Akyay Bahay Gang” was arrested after a complaint was filed against him by Estelio Amponin, of Santos Compound, Zapote, Las Piñas.

Apolinario said Amponin told police that Salvador was the suspect who took away about two kilos of electrical wire that occurred at about 10:45 a.m. along 22 Catleya St., Santos Compound 3, Zapote, Las Piñas.

Salvador was immediately brought to the Las Piñas City police headquarters for detention after his arrest during follow-up operation.

Charges of robbery will be filed against Salvador at the Las Piñas City Prosecutors office. (Jean Fernando)

Manila cop killed, another in critical condition after motorcycle-rider shot them outside bakery

A Manila policeman was killed while a village councilor is in critical condition after they were shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen outside a bakery in Sta. Cruz, Manila Saturday night.

SPO4 Milbert Balinggan, case investigator of Manila Police District- Homicide section, identified the fatality as SPO1 Teodorico Arabe Jr., 50, assigned at the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU). He died while being treated at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

According to MPD-Homicide section chief Rommel Anicete, Arabe was on duty when the attack happened.

Gimillano Ajon, 50, Barangay 358, Zone 36 councilor, meanwhile, is still confined at the intensive care unit of University of Sto. Tomas Hospital after he was shot in the head, investigators said.

Initial investigation showed that the incident happened in front of Marcely’s Bakery and Sari-Sari store on Yuseco corner Tomas Mapua Streets about 10:30 p.m.

According to SPO1 Roderick Kabigting of Sta. Cruz Police Station, Arabe was a regular customer of the bakery and was then buying bread and a bottle of beer, while Ajon then was smoking cigarette, when the four motorcycle-riding men appeared.

Investigators said one of the suspects alighted from the motorcycle and immediately shot Arabe and Ajon. The other suspects immediately maneuvered their motorcycles and picked up their companion before they sped off, investigators said.

Balinggan said they have yet to establish the motive behind the attack. Further investigation is now underway to determine the identities of the gunmen and locate their whereabouts. (Analou De Vera)