ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Feb. 2, 2018)

Published February 2, 2018, 6:01 PM

by iManila Developer

Man accused of theft runs amok, kills one

A speaker and a mobile phone cost the life of one and put two others in critical condition when a man ran amok after being accused of theft in Pasig City on Friday.

Police identified the victims as Albert Nietes, 43, trailer truck driver, of BP Thai 1, Barangay Ibayo-Tipas, Taguig City; Robert Ramos, 27, truck helper, of Block 31 Lot 16, Bamberg Street, Mercedez Village, Cainta, Rizal; and Rolando Talaran, truck helper, of Teresa, Rizal.

According to SPO1 Rodelio Olalia, investigator on the case, the incident started at around 7 p.m.on Elisco Road, Barangay Kalawaan, Pasig City after the three men tried to confront the suspect for allegedly stealing a truck speaker and a mobile phone days ago.

However, the man turned violent after the accusation then drew a bladed weapon and repeatedly stabbed his accusers in different parts of the body before fleeing the scene on foot, Olalia added.

The victims’ co-workers rushed them to Rizal Medical Center, but Nietes was declared dead on arrival.

His two other companions, Ramos and Talaran, are under observation.

Authorities are now on the hunt for the suspect whose identity is yet to be determined. (Carizza Ibañez)

Man nabbed for ‘sextortion’

A man who is allegedly involved in “sextortion” activities was nabbed in an entrapment operation conducted by the Valenzuela City police on Wednesday, a belated report said.

Authorities from the Detective Management Unit of the Valenzuela City police arrested Randel Pierre, 35, jobless, of Sampaloc, Manila.

On Tuesday, a 33-year-old sales clerk and her husband went to the police after Pierre allegedly threatened her to upload their alleged sex video in social media if she will not give him P10,000.

A team led by Sr. Insp. Jose Hizon then conducted an entrapment operation where they held Pierre’s live-in partner. She claimed the money along Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

During a follow-up operation, Pierre was then arrested inside a mall in Quezon City around 8 p.m.

It was later known that Pierre has an arrest warrant for a similar case in Malabon City.

Charges were filed against Pierre who is now detained at the Valenzuela City police detention cell. (Kate Javier)

Chinese arrested for defrauding ‘friend’ of P1M

A Chinese national was arrested after allegedly defrauding her ‘friend’ of P1 million, promising the latter that she would double the money in just a day.

Jenny Yin, 46, who was staying at the Bayview Tower on Roxas Boulevard in Ermita district, allegedly befriended and enticed her ‘friend,’ Nicole Ren, 38, to invest in her chromite mining business in Masbate and Baguio in December 2014.

“Sometime in December 2014, she took P1 million from me and promised to return it the following day as part of our deal,” Ren told investigators of Manila Police District-General Assignment and Investigation Section, (MPD-GAIS) on Thursday evening.

Ren said she tried to contact Yin’s mobile number but could not reach her. She then went back to China to manage her own business, and traveled back and forth from her country to the Philippines, hoping to find Yin and recover her lost money.

After almost four years, Ren crossed paths with Yin around 3 p.m. Friday while the former was walking along Roxas Boulevard. Ren then confronted Yin but the latter allegedly got angry and shouted at Ren not to follow her.

“I held her dress and she got angry and started pushing me and grabbed my hair. Not contented, she bit me on my right upper limb and then hit me using her knee on my stomach causing injuries to my hands and stomach,” Ren told investigators.

Ren said she still followed Yin until they reached the Pedro Gil Police Community Precinct (PCP) and told the policemen that Yin hurt and swindled her.

The police officers reportedly pacified the two women and brought them to the police station.

Yin is now detained at the custodial facility of MPD-GAIS and is facing charges of estafa and physical injuries before the City Prosecutor’s Office. (Analou De Vera)