ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (April 13, 2018)

Published April 13, 2018, 7:45 PM

by Roel Tibay

Teenage boy accidentally electrocuted by garden light during swimming party

A supposed swimming party of teenagers in Quezon City turned tragic after a 17-year-old boy was accidentally electrocuted by a garden light near the swimming pool of a condominium building last night.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the victim as Joseph Rivera, a resident of Barangay Bahay Toro.

According to Rivera’s classmates, they were having a night swimming at the swimming area of a condominium on Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Talipapa.

At around 8 p.m., Rivera who just came out from the pool accidentally slipped and held to garden lights on a tree which electrocuted him.

Because of fear to be also electrocuted, the victim’s friends sought help from the pool attendant who immediately switched off the garden lights.

The men rushed Rivera to a nearby hospital for treatment but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Operatives said that Rivera sustained injuries on his both hands. (Alexandria San Juan)

Fire caused by electric fan left on almost razed school building in Sta. Ana, Manila

An operating electric fan left unattended almost destroyed a school building in a fire incident today in Sta. Ana, Manila.

Police reports said that the fire started around 2:15 a.m. today inside Sta. Ana Elementary School located on F 892, Zone 99 1009, M. Roxas, Sta. Ana, Manila.

The fire reportedly sparked inside a room on the second floor of the building according to a witness identified as Rosello Plarmonte.

Elements of the Punta Police Community Precinct responded to the incident along with Sta. Ana Fire Station led by SFO1 Alfonso Adricula and immediately extinguished the small fire. 

Arson investigators said the fire may have been sparked by an unattended electric fan which has reportedly been turned on.

There were no reported casualties or injured from the incident. (Hans Amancio)

Two alleged drug peddlers in buy-bust ops in Manila

Two alleged drug peddlers were nabbed during a buy-bust operation today in Sampaloc, Manila.

Police reports identified the suspects as Marvin Conception, 32, of 1456 Metrica, Sampaloc, Manila and Ma. Mariz Judalena, 27, of the same address. 

Prior to the suspects’ arrest, elements of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit  of the Malate Police Station (PS-9) led by PS Insp. Gil John Lobaton conducted a buy-bust operation today at around 4:30 a.m. to apprehend the suspects.

Authorities then recovered six sachets of suspected shabu and two pieces of P500 bills from the suspects and brought the drug evidence to the Manila Police District Crime Laboratory Office for further investigation and safe-keeping.

Both Conception and Judalena were detained at the PS-9 Custodial Facility and will face appropriate charges. (Hans Amancio)