ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Nov. 24, 2018)

Published November 24, 2018, 7:02 PM

by Roel Tibay


Ex-cop charged with possession of illegal drugs

A former police charged with possession of illegal drugs has been arrested in Sampaloc, Manila Friday evening.

By virtue of arrest warrant issued by Laguna Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 33 Judge Marilyn Agama, elements of Manila Police District (MPD) Station 4 collared Richard Pagaran Naungayan around 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 along Matimyas Street.

When trying to explain, the erstwhile Police Officer 1 claimed that he was driving for a casino financer when the incident happened.

He is temporarily detained at Sampaloc Police and will soon be turned over to Siniloan Police.

Naungayan trained to join the police force in 2009.

He was last assigned to Caloocan Police before he was transferred to Regional Personnel Holding and Admin Unit (RPHAU) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) when he went Absence without Official Leave (AWOL). (Ria Fernandez)

Father, son nabbed for raping 15-year-old girl

A father and his son who were said to be former radiomen, were arrested in San Juan City Thursday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl last year.

Insp. Alric Macatuggal, San Juan City Police Investigation chief, said the 55-year-old father and his 26-year-old son were reportedly former radio commentators at a local FM radio station in Occidental Mindoro.

Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, San Juan City Police chief, said the suspects were nabbed at around 7:15 p.m. inside a house on Road 8, Barangay West Crame, San Juan.

The arrest was made by the virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Jose S. Jacinto Jr. of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 45 for the charges of rape, Reyes said.

He added that joint operatives of San Juan City Police and Occidental Mindoro Police shadowed the suspects after they received a tip from an informant that the two were allegedly hiding at the house of their relatives in Barangay West Crame.

Records showed that in 2017, the suspects allegedly raped the victim who was the house helper of the older suspect’s father-in-law in Barangay Pag-asa, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

Police said the victim run away from her employer and told her relatives about the incident who helped her report to the police, while the suspects went into hiding after the incident.

The suspects are now detained at San Juan City Police Custodial Facility awaiting their transport back to Mindoro. (John Casinas)

Drug suspect killed in police encounter

A drug suspect was killed in a police encounter in Barangay Malanday, Valenzuela City on Friday afternoon.

Police identified the suspect as Alfredo Montilla, 50, resident of the area.

Elements of the Valenzuela City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a buy-bust operation at about 2 p.m.

Investigation showed that a poseur buyer bought two sachets of shabu worth P200 from the suspect.

After backup operatives moved to arrest him, the suspect pulled out a 9mm pistol from his waist band and shot at the police.

Police retaliated and hit the suspect on different parts of his body.

Montilla was brought to the Valenzuela Emergency Hospital but was declared dead on arrival at 2:08 p.m.

Retrieved from the suspect were 11 sachets of suspected shabu, an unsealed sachet with traces of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia.

A 9mm pistol with a magazine loaded with four ammunition, four caliber 9mm fired cartridge, and the suspect’s wallet containing P170 in cash, two sachets of suspected shabu, and drug paraphernalia.

The suspect’s body was brought to the Philippine National Police-Crime Laboratory Office for autopsy and paraffin examination. (Minka Tiangco)

P200K bounty for kagawad’s killers

A P200,000 reward is being offered by Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III to anyone who provide information that will lead to the identification and arrest of the killers of a barangay kagawad (councilman) last Tuesday.

A witness who refused to be identified told the police that he can recognize one of the assailants since he did not wear a mask.

Rodrigo Tambo, 40, of Barangay Catmon, was chatting with the witness when two gunmen casually apprached them and shot the barangay official.

The witness said both gunmen appeared to be in their 30s and were wearing shirts, short pants and slippers.

Case investigator Senior Police Officer 2 Jherico Pascual said one of the gunmen’s computerized facial composite sketches will be released to the public.

Further investigation is ongoing. (Minka Tiangco)

Over P150K worth of illegal drugs seized from 10 drug peddlers in QC

More than P150,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized from ten alleged notorious drug peddlers in separate implementation of search warrants resulting in their arrest in Quezon City Friday.

First to be arrested by personnel of Quezon City Police Station 7 under Supt. Giovanni Caliao were Gino Ronquillo, 54, Alejandro Cueto, 52,and Susana Fernandez, 54.

It appears that Ronquillo has been under surveillance since November 20 for his alleged illegal drug activities.

Police report showed that s search warrant was issued by Judge Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya of Regional Trial Court Branch 88 against Ronquillo.

At around 6:30 p.m., operatives of Cubao Police Statiom served the warrant at Ronquillo’s house on P.A. Bernardo Street near corner C. Benitez Street in Brgy. Kaunlaran.

During the search, police were able to seize 123 sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P61,500 from the suspects, pieces of aluminum foil strips with traces of shabu, rolled aluminum foils with traces of shabu, and some drug paraphernalia.

At about 11:30 p.m., another implementation of search warrant resulted in the arrest of Amado Eugenio, 49, Benito Eugenio, 51, Inggi Mirasol, 41, Jerry Yadao, 45 , and Virginia Largo, 53, all residents of Brgy. San. Roque, Cubao.

Police report showed that Amado was put under monitoring after concerned citizens tipped them of his alleged illegal drug activities and that his house is being used as a drug den.

PS-7 operatives implemented the warrant issued by Judge Ferdinand Baylon of RTC Branch 87 at the house of Amado on 20th Avenue in Brgy. San Roque, Cubao.

Confiscated from the suspects were 113 sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P56,500, six capsules of suspected ecstasy and several drug paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, Quezon City Police Station 5 arrested Luis Tagalo, 46, and Reden Pangilinan, 39, both residents of Brgy. Greater Fairview at around 6:30 p.m., Friday.

It appears that Tagalo was the top drug personality of the Fairview police and was listed under District Intelligence (DI) watchlist, while his companion, Pangilinan, was the station’s newly identified drug personality.

Police report showed that the arrest of the two men stemmed from a search warrant issued by Judge Ferdinand Baylon of Regional Trial Court Branch 87 against Tagalo.

At around 6:30 p.m., Friday, personnel of Fairview Police Station served the warrant at the house of Tagalo on Datsun Street.

Recovered from them were 16 sachets of shabu weighing about more or less 5 grams, a caliber .38, various types of ammunition, and some drug paraphernalia.

The drug suspects are now under police custody, while appropriate charges were filed against them. (Alex San Juan)

7 alleged drug personalities arrested by Taguig police

Seven alleged drug personalities were arrested by the police in two separate operations on Friday in Taguig City.

Two were first to fall to police in an anti-criminality operation along Katwiran St. Barangay Ibayo, Tipas, Taguig City. They were identified as Roderick Molina Bisguerra, and Janis Salandanan.

The two were arrested at around 6:20 p.m. during an Oplan Sita conducted by members of the Police Community Precinct 5 of the Taguig City Police. They recovered two sachets of suspected shabu from the suspects.

Five people were then nabbed in a buy-bust operation by members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit at Block 43, Lot 1, Lozañes St., Barangay Central Bicutan, Taguig City.

Anti-drug operatives apprehended Esmeralda Gempesaw, Harrison Sapal, Julito Balolong, Almohir Ringuit, and Ambas Bang. Police recovered 13 sachets of suspected shabu weighing five grams.

The suspects were turned over to the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) of the Taguig City Police for investigation and will be facing drug charges. (Dhel Nazario)

One dead, two others injured after tractor driver hit tricycle

One person died while two others got injured after a driver of tractor with trailer hit a tricycle while maneuvering backward along 2nd Street corner Bonfacio Drive, Port Area, Manila past 7 p.m. last Friday.

Initial report revealed that the tricycle was loaded with driver identified as Salvador Lopez, 37, and two passengers namely Patricio Magno, 15, and Mabel Dosado, 17, both students.

Due to the force of impact, all three sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

However, Magno was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.

Meanwhile, Iracleo Romeo, 50, and tractor driver, was turned over by security guard Manuel Alano of Asian Terminal to Manila Police District-Vehicle Traffic Investigation Section (MPD-VTIS).

The suspect was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and physical injuries with damage to property. (Ria Fernandez)