ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Nov. 14, 2018)

Published November 14, 2018, 9:02 PM

by Roel Tibay

Construction worker electrocuted in QC

A normal working day for a 17-year-old construction worker turned tragic after he was accidentally electrocuted in Quezon City, Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the fatality as Jhun Diaz, a resident of Las Piñas City.

Police report showed that Diaz was doing his duties at the construction site where he was working on 19th Avenue in Barangay San Roque at past 4 p.m.

According to his co-worker, he was conversing with Diaz prior to the incident when the victim lost his balance when he tripped over an object at the site.

To regain his balance, the victim suddenly gripped to a nearby electric meter tube, where he got electrocuted as he was not wearing safety gloves.

Witnesses immediately asked help to authorities who rushed Diaz to Quirino Memorial Medical Center for treatment but was declared dead on arrival. (Alex San Juan)

Woman killed by live-in partner in Manila

A 39-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by her live-in partner after they had a heated argument in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Tuesday night.

The police identified the victim as Rosalyn Soliva while the suspect was identified as Marlon Felizarta, 38, driver. Both are residents of Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Soliva was rushed to Jose Reyes Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival.

According to one of their children, his parents had a heated argument prompting the suspect to strangulate the victim on Nov. 13 at around 6:45 p.m.

They had been living since 2006, their 17-year-old son added.

Felizarta, who remains at large, immediately fled on foot after the incident.

Investigation is now underway. (Erma Edera)

Suspected drug user nabbed in Makati

A suspected drug user was apprehended by roving village watchmen together with police before dawn Wednesday in Makati City yielding several sachets of illegal drugs.

Makati City Police identified the suspect as Ronald Daca, 22, a resident of Southsea Street, Barangay Rizal, Makati City.

Investigation showed that two village watchmen with a police officer were conducting mobile patrol traversing M.H. Del Pilar corner Yabut Streets in Barangay Rizal, Makati City.

According to the report, they noticed that the suspect was acting uneasy and suspiciously and when approached by one of them. he saw a transparent heat-sealed sachet of shabu in the left hand of the suspect.

During the arrest and frisking, they recovered five pieces of tea bag sized sachets of dried marijuana leaves.

The suspect together with the recovered pieces of evidence were properly turned over to the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of the Makati City Police Station for proper disposition and filing of cases. (Dhel Nazario)

4 alleged drug peddlers arrested in Makati buy-bust ops

Four alleged drug peddlers were apprehended by policemen in separate buy-bust operations in Makati City on Wednesday night, November 14.

Police identified the suspects as Vladimir Rafiña, 34, a jeepney dispatcher; Eunice Labeste, 27, an office staff; Ricardo Ebrada,48, a jeepney driver; and Paterno Malonzo, 49, a construction worker.

Investigation showed that around 7:30 p.m., Rafiña and Labeste were nabbed along Luzon St. in Barangay Pitogo, Makati.

Undercover policemen transacted with them following a tip from a concerned citizen, reports said.

After handing the marked money in exchange for shabu, other cops then went out and collared Rafiña and Labeste.

Recovered from them were nine sachets of shabu, the marked money, two improvised tooters, and other drug paraphernalia.

They then ratted out two other peddlers selling illegal drugs in the same barangay.

Around 8 p.m., cops arrested Ebrada and Malonzo along Palawan St. in Barangay Pitogo, Makati.

Both of them were also ensnared in a buy-bust operation.

Police seized five sachets of shabu, the marked money, an improvised handgun, three ammunitions of a 12 gauge shotgun, and four caliber .38 ammunition.

All the four accused drug pushers are now jailed at the Makati police headquarters’ detention cell. (Jel Santos)