ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Oct. 19, 2018)

Published October 19, 2018, 8:11 PM

by Roel Tibay

2 suspected carnappers killed in Manila

Police operatives killed two suspected carnappers who robbed the car of a 19-year-old woman in Tondo, Manila on Friday morning.

Manila Police District investigator on case, SPO3 Charles John Duran, said the fatalities have yet to be identified but described the first suspect as male in his 20s, wearing a green t-shirt and maroon short pants, with “Everything for a reason” tattoo on his chest. The other suspect was described as 25 to 30 years old, 5’4’’ to 5’7’’ tall, clad in yellow shirt and checkered short pants.

They were both rushed to Tondo Medical Center but were declared dead on arrival after sustaining gunshot wounds in their body.

Initial investigation showed that prior to said shooting incident, Marjorie Munoz, 19 of Sta. Cruz, Manila said that two unidentified man on board a motorcycle forced to take her car along H. Lopez Boulevard in Balut, Tondo Manila at 3:20 a.m.

Upon receiving the complaint, the police conducted a checkpoint along Road 10, BalutTondo, Manila for the possible arrest of the suspects.

Minutes later, Raxabago Police (PS-1) personnel spotted them along Sitio Scarborough. When the police operatives tailed the vehicle, the suspects sped off and fired at the chasing officers.

Pursuing policemen retaliated and killed the two suspects on board a motorcycle.

Seized from the suspects were five sachets of suspected shabu and recovered from the crime scene were .38 caliber loaded with four empty shells and one live ammunition and a .9 mm black widow with four empty shells and one live ammunition. (Erma Edera)

35 litterbugs arrested in Sta. Cruz, Manila

Over 30 litterbugs were arrested in Sta. Cruz, Manila last Thursday evening.

Elements of Sta. Cruz Police were conducting regular anti-criminality operations when suddenly they caught 35 individuals throwing garbage in public.

In 2016, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada ordered the strict implementation of the 1994 anti-littering ordinance to address the city’s waste problem.

A report of the Department of Public Services (DPS) revealed that out of the six districts in Manila, the third district, which includes Sta. Cruz, was the filthiest. (Ria Fernandez)

Manila Police takes 21 minors under custody for violating curfew hours

At least 21 minors reportedly violated the city of Manila’s policy on curfew hours.

From 5 a.m. on Oct. 17 until early morning on Oct. 18, the Raxabago Police took into custody 10 individuals with age below 18 after staying past the curfew hours.

Additionally, 11 were also caught for the same circumstance in Pandacan.

The Manila Police District has been strictly enforcing the city ordinances, which includes ban on smoking, drinking in public, and going half-naked, as part of its anti-criminality efforts. (Ria Fernandez)