ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Nov. 1, 2018)

Man drinks liquid adhesive in QC jail

Almost a month after he was detained for killing and burying his stepdaughter, a man tried to end his life through drinking a at the Quezon City Police District Headquarters on the eve of All Saints' Day.

Investigators said that Mark Cayetano, 24, was rushed to East Avenue Medical Center afternoon of October 31 after he drank a PVC pipe liquid adhesive inside the detention cell of the QCPD-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit.

Cayetano was jailed last October 2 for murder in relation to child abuse after he was tagged for killing his nine-year-old stepdaughter which was later found nearly decomposed and covered with stones at a vacant lot in Barangay Payatas.

According to police report, Cayetano's co-detainee was busy fixing the water pipes inside their detention cell at around 2:30 p.m.

Minutes later, the witness was approached by Cayetano, took the plastic bottle containing the liquid adhesive and suddenly drank it.

His other co-detainees immediately informed the incident to their duty jailer who brought Cayetano to the QCPD Health Services for first aid and then transferred him to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators said that Cayetano seemed to be in despair for the past few days before the incident happened.

Police have yet to establish Cayetano's motive behind the incident. (Alex San Juan)

3 fall ill in Manila South Cemetery

A 21-year-old female was rushed to the hospital while two men, including a senior citizen, received medical attention after falling ill at the Manila South Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.

Pauline Anne Garcia was with her family visiting the tomb of their dead relative when her blood pressure went down to 50/40 at around 2 p.m.

As of press time, Garcia is currently in critical condition at the emergency room of Makati Med.

Medical volunteers learned that she acquired shingles just a couple of weeks ago.

Less than an hour later, Danilo Macaraig, 65, also became hypotensive. He is now stable.

While, Ronaldo Boromeo, 53, suffered chills due to hyperglycemia. Health responders continue to monitor his blood sugar. (Ria Fernandez)