ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Sept. 30, 2018)

One-year-old boy found dead in his Navotas home
A one-year-old boy was found lifeless in his home on Chungkang Street, Barangay Tanza, Navotas City on Sunday before dawn.

Investigation showed that about 4:30 a.m., Swetzel Capul, 19, and jobless, woke up and saw that her son Zake Melvin Felezardo was not breathing.

The child was rushed to the Navotas City Hospital, but declared dead on arrival around 5 a.m. by attending physician Larry Aquino.

Cursory examination revealed that Felezardo did not have any external injuries and Capul disclosed that her son does not have any blood infections.

The cadaver was taken to the Marcelo Funeral Homes for autopsy.

Further investigation is ongoing. (Minka Tiangco)

Kidnapped Chinese rescued; 4 countrymen arrested
A Chinese national was rescued after he was being kidnapped and illegally detained for two days by four men who were also Chinese nationals early Saturday morning in Pasay City.

Police identified the victim as Xiao Jie, 25, cashier and billeted at 609 6th floor, Montesito Residential Resort, located at Barangay 183, Pasay City.

The suspects who were all arrested by responding policemen were identified as Wu Ping,36; Wang Xin nong,31; Wie Wang,34 and Wu Luo,34, businessman and all residing at Pinpin St., Bindondo Manila.

Investigation showed that Jie’s friend, Zhinkun Guo, a casino agent, personally appeared at the Pasay City police Station Investigation and Detective Management Bureau (SIDMB) at about 1 a.m. of Saturday seeking assistance to rescue the victim.

Guo told police that the suspects illegally detained Jie at room 309 of Hotel 101 on Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City since September 28 and was tortured.

The police said Guo claimed that the suspects demanded P470,000 for the release of Jie.

Chief Insp. Wilfredo Sangel immediately formed a team for the rescue of Jie at the said hotel.

The police team in coordination with the hotel management went straight inside the said room and found the victim badly beaten leading to the arrest of the four suspects who were also inside the room. (Jean Fernando)

716 nabbed for violating various laws, city ordinances
A total of 716 individuals, including 18 minors, were apprehended by the police in the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan for violating various laws and city ordinances over the weekend.

In its anti-criminality operations from 5 a.m. of September 29 up to early morning Sunday, the Eastern Police District (EPD) took minors, age 12 to 17 years old, for staying beyond the curfew hours.

Moreover, 187 were caught breaking the smoking ban; 24 drank liquor in public; and, 11 went topless.

The 476 others violated other ordinances.

In a separate anti-drug operations, EPD also nabbed four suspects in Mandaluyong City and Pasig City over the last 24 hours. (Hanah Tabios)

140 complete Malabon drug rehab program
One hundred forty drug surrenderers completed the six-month drug rehabilitation program of Malabon City last week.

The community-based rehabilitation program “Panunumbalik Natin” was spearheaded by Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III.

The graduation rites were held at the Malabon Amphitheater along F. Sevilla Street, Barangay San Agustin, Malabon City Friday afternoon.

The graduates were presented by Police Chief Superintendent Gregorio Lim, director of the Northern Police District (NPD), to National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director, Police Director General Guillermo Eleazar.

Lim said the surrenderees were former drug dependents who were convinced by members of the Philippine National Police and the local government to surrender to authorities.

During the ceremony, Lim encouraged the graduates toconsistently shun illegal drugs and urged other users of illegal drugs to quit the habit and seek a better, more productive life. (Minka Tiangco)