ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (May 27, 2018)

Published May 27, 2018, 4:12 PM

by iManila Developer

Druggies’ argument draws raid

Sachets of shabu were seized from a security guard and a vendor who were having a heated argument in Malabon City early this morning.

Police identified the security guard as Ariel Madayton, 37, of Caloocan City while the fruit vendor was Fernando Cordero, 49, of Malabon City.

Madayton and Cordero were not included on the drug watch list, a report said.

Members of Malabon City police were patrolling in Barangay Longos around 12:20 a.m., when a concerned citizen reported about two men challenging each other to a fistfight.

Upon arrival, the cops apprehended Madayton and Cordero who were then having a heated argument.

However, two sachets of suspected shabu were recovered from their possession upon frisking, police said.

Madayton and Cordero admitted that they were drug users but denied selling illegal drugs.

Appropriate charges will be filed against them for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Kate Javier)

Motorcyclists execute old man

A 53-year-old man who was fixing a table in front of his house was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Quezon City Saturday afternoon.

Ricardo Ligayo, 53, jobless, of Barangay Balon Bato, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body, said case investigator PO3 Julius Cesar Balbuena.

According to Ligayo’s son, Reynante, his father was just fixing a table in front of their house when three men onboard two motorcycles appeared at around 12:05 p.m.

The backrider then drew his firearm and repeatedly shot Ligayo until he fell on the ground.

The armed men immediately escaped.

Ligayo, on the other hand, was brought by his relatives to Manila Central University Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. (Kate Javier)

CCTV discloses phone robbery

A cellphone worth P10,000 was stolen from an asleep teenager during the wee hours of Saturday in Manila, a nearby CCTV footage showed.

Case investigator PO2 Michael Permano said that the victim, identified as Rey Villanueva, 18, of 127 Raja Matanda St., Tondo, Manila, arrived at the barangay hall of Barangay 48, Zone 1, District 1 in Tondo, Manila after discovering that his phone had gone missing.

Authorities then viewed a CCTV footage near Raja Matanda St. and discovered that while the victim was asleep inside a cart at around 4 a.m., the suspect identified as Aries Romero, 20, of 1676 Baltazar St. Tondo, Manila suddenly arrived and stole the phone from the victim’s shorts.

At around 4 p.m. of the same date, Villanueva reportedly chanced upon the suspect along Herrera St. and immediately apprehended him.

Authorities failed to recover the Vivo phone worth P10,000 from Romero, who is now under the custody of Moriones-Tondo Police Station. (Hans Amancio)

Electrical wires recovered

A man was arrested, while another remains at large after allegedly stealing electrical wires from the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 near the Pureza Station in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Reports from the Sta. Mesa Police Station identified the suspects as Bernardo Roño, 48, of 4514 V. Fracisco St., Sta. Mesa, Manila and a certain “Jessie” of Sampaloc, Manila, who remains at large as of this writing.

Initial reports said that security guard Alsajen Radi, 26, spotted Roño allegedly attempting to loot electrical wires on top of an electrical post at the LRT Line 2 on May 25 at around 3:42 p.m.

Radi immediately apprehended Roño and confiscated the stolen items. “Jessie”, however, managed to evade arrest and ran taway..

Authorities were able to recover a steel saw and electrical copper wires with an estimated value of P100,000 from the suspect who is currently detained at the Sta. Mesa Police Station. (Hans Amancio)

Woman village chief shot

A 59-year-old incumbent village chief is now in critical condition after she was shot by a still unidentified armed man on board a motorcycle on Saturday in Pasay City.

The victim was identified as Teresita Biscocho, the incumbent village chief of Barangay 1, Zone 1 in Pasay City. Biscocho is still under observation at the Manila Adventist Medical Hospital.

The unidentified gunman was described to be 5’5 in height, black complexion, heavy built, wearing black helmet. sunglasses, black mask, dark shirt and jeans. The suspect was on board a red MIO scooter with no plate number.

Based on the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage acquired by police from Barangay 2, Zone 1, the gunman was first seen at around 1:10 p.m., coming from F.B. Harrison Street southbound, before turning right to Layug Street.

The gunman then turned right to Cuyegkeng Street but the victim was not at the area. The suspect made a second round and spotted Biscocho washing plates beside the barangay hall of Barangay 1, Zone1.

At this point according to police, the suspect, apparently left-handed, took out his firearm and shot the victim thrice who fell on the ground, before escaping towards F.B. Harrison Street northbound.

Biscocho was immediately brought to the hospital. She sustained gunshot wounds on the back of her left ear, on the left arm, and two suspected wounds on the stomach.

According to her friends, Biscocho had already received threats before, and that police are looking at all possible motives to identify and locate the suspect. (Dhel Nazario)