ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Mar. 11, 2019)

Published March 11, 2019, 11:07 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

Thirty sachets of shabu recovered in Caloocan buy-bust op


At least 30 sachets of suspected shabu were recovered from a 15-year-old boy after the police conducted a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City on Sunday before midnight.

The police identified the suspect as a certain Baet, 15, resident of the said city.

Police Major Rengie Deimos, Caloocan City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (CCPS-SDEU) chief, said that the suspect was included in the barangay’s drug watchlist.

Deimos added that the suspect was also allegedly involved in shooting and hold-upping incidents in Caloocan.

Investigation showed that joint operatives of the CCPS-SDEU and Special Operations Unit (SOU) conducted a drug sting against Baet at around 11:30 p.m. along Rajah Soliman St., Barangay 36.

A police poseur buyer transacted with Baet.

After the transaction, the police immediately arrested the suspect.

Recovered from him were at least 30 sachets of suspected shabu.

The police have yet to determine the street value of the seized items.

The suspect is now under the custody of the CCPS-SOU and will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for proper disposition. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)

Rider arrested for drug possession in Marikina


A motorcycle-riding man flagged down at a checkpoint was arrested when a sachet of illegal drugs fell out as he takes out his wallet from his pocket in Marikina City Sunday.

Police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Domingo Allado.

Investigation showed that at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, members of the Marikina City Police Community Precinct 7 where conducting a checkpoint along Monterey Hills in Barangay Fortune, Marikina City.

The cops flagged down Allado, a vendor, and asked for his driver’s license and motorcycle registration.

As he takes out his wallet from his pocket, a sachet of suspected shabu fell out that prompted the officers to arrest him, police said.

Allado is now detained and will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.  (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

PWD and cohort nabbed for carrying gun replicas during OPLAN SITA

A deaf-mute man and his cohort were arrested by the police after they yielded gun replicas during Oplan Sita in Quezon City on Sunday night.

Quezon City Police Station 2 (PS-2) chief, Superintendent Rodrigo Soriano, identified the suspects as Danilo Sanlo, 24, a deaf-mute, and Joel Bandivas, 52, both residents of Barangay Pag-asa, Quezon City.

Police report showed that the two men were initially accosted by personnel of Masambong Police Station in its Oplan Sita after they were caught smoking in public place at North Avenue past 11:50 p.m.

Authorities noticed that the duo were acting suspiciously prompting them to frisked the two men.

When Bandivas raised his shirt, policemen saw in plain view a caliber .45 pistol tucked on his short pants which was later discovered as replica.

Meanwhile, recovered from Sanlo’s sling bag was a caliber .38 revolver
which was found out to be a toy gun, and a gun holster.

The suspects were charged with violation of City Ordinance 1515 series of 2005 or smoking in prohibited places, and violation of  Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act in relation to the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines. (Alexandria San Juan)

Police present woman nabbed for attempted kidnapping


The Parañaque City Police presented yesterday a woman they arrested for attempted kidnapping last February who alleged that she is a member of a kidnapping group operating in Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Metro Manila.

The suspect, identified by police as Lilibeth Bustamante, was presented to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director Guillermo Eleazar at the NCRPO Headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

Bustamante was arrested last February 19 in Parañaque City after she asked a 10-year-old girl to accompany her and later forcing the minor to come with her. The incident was immediately reported by the mother of the victim Marivic Marcelo to the duty barangay tanods and duty police officers that resulted in the arrest of the suspect

Bustamante, said that she was a member of a kidnapping group operating in Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Metro Manila. With this, Women and Children Protection Desk of Parańaque City Police Station conducted follow-up operations and inquiries in Laguna.

The operations were based on the information divulged by the suspect that her group had allegedly kidnapped two minors already in the said province. However, according to the Laguna police, there were no reported instances of kidnapping in the area

Bustamante added that a certain Eva was the one behind the kidnappings but until now police have yet to find any suspect that matches her description. Eleazar has already dismissed the claim of Bustamante that there are kidnapping groups that are currently operating due to lack of sufficient evidence.

He said that these certain statements are only causing unnecessary panic to the public. He assured, however, that they will still investigate the matter and advised the parents to watch over their children.

A case of attempted kidnapping was filed against the suspect presently detained at Parańaque City Police Station custodial facility. (Dhel Nazario)

Minor nabbed for not wearing helmet and drug possession

A student who was initially arrested for not wearing a helmet while onboard a motorcycle ended up being charged with a graver offense after police recovered a sachet of illegal drugs from his possession on Sunday afternoon in Pasay City.

Police Staff Sergeant Jerry Hernandez of the Pasay City Police said the student is a 17-year-old boy who is a native of Marawi City, and currently residing in Barangay 95, Pasay City.

Investigation revealed that the student was arrested during an Oplan Sita along F.B. Harrison corner Russel Street, Barangay 78 at around 5:20 p.m.

Police said the student was called out after he was spotted not wearing a helmet while onboard a motorcycle.

Despite being able to present the vehicle’s official receipt and certificate of registration, the authorities noticed that he was behaving strangely.

Moments after, they suddenly saw him threw a small plastic sachet on the ground.

The policemen immediately retrieved the item and found suspected dried marijuana leaves inside the sachet.

He is now under the police custody and will be charged with violations of RA 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code and RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Drugs of Act of 2002. (Michelle Guillang)

Father kills four-year-old son, takes his own life after


A father allegedly killed their four-year-old son before taking his own life inside their home at 1220 B, Sandico Street in Tondo, Manila Mondayafternoon.

The fatality was identified as Rhandyl Cruz, 43 and laborer.

He was already seen lifeless on the floor with three stab wounds on the stomach while the body of his son was on top of a bed when Judy Paulino, his sister-in-law, together with his two other children came up to check on him at around 11:30 a.m. on Mar. 11.

Witnesses also found a suicide note at the crime scene.

Elements of Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide Section said they saw no suspicious person entering the victim’s place when they reviewed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recordings of the barangay.

Based on their initial investigation, it appears that Cruz poisoned first his son as bottle of muriatic acid was left on the table before he committed suicide.

Prior to this, Pauline said her husband was already threatening of killing himself and their son.

She said that he was jealous with her colleagues in Qatar commenting on her Facebook account, thinking that she is having an affair while away from them.

This is the reason why she moved out of their home as he becomes violent when he gets drunk from alcohol.

The cadavers were brought to Archangel Funeral Homes for autopsy. (Ria Fernandez)

Nine drug personalities nabbed in Malabon and Valenzuela


Nine alleged illegal drug personalities were arrested after a series of police operations in Malabon and Valenzuela City over the weekend.

Investigation showed that Malabon City Police Station (MCPS) operatives were conducting foot patrols in different areas when they chanced upon Renato Castro Jr., 24; Gilbert Flores, 48; Regine Conde, 40; and Raymond Rivera, 35, on Sunday.

The four were reportedly seen inspecting several sachets of a suspicious material, leading the police to accost the suspects.

Upon confrontation, the police recovered from them four sachets of suspected shabu.

On Saturday, MCPS Drug Enforcement Unit personnel conducted a drug sting against a certain Lawrence Aguilar, 33, at around 4:40 a.m.

After a police poseur-buyer finished the transaction with Aguilar, authorities immediately arrested the suspect.

Seized from him were eight sachets of suspected shabu.

Meanwhile, the Valenzuela City police apprehended Lorna Tugbo, 48; Ricardo Taborda, 52; Lazaro Taborda, 50; and Arnel Emaas, 20; Ronnie Rcyeras, 27, on Sunday.

A police report showed that authorities conducted a buy-bust against Tugbo at around 1 a.m.

Tugbo and his four other companions who were also present were immediately apprehended by the police after the deal.

Seized from them were two sachets of suspected shabu.

The suspects are now under the custody of the police for proper disposition. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)

Gang member arrested in Pasay


A gang member who police captured for urinating in a public place ended up facing a more serious charge after a bladed weapon was seized from him in Pasay City early Sunday morning.

Police identified him as Arthur Manuel alias “Baloloy”, 29, a member of the Sputnik Gang, and resident of Barangay 30, Pasay City.

Investigation revealed that police officers from the CCP Complex PCP were patrolling along Arnaiz Street in Pasay City at around 2:30 a.m. when they spotted Manuel urinating on a wall.

Upon frisking and inspection, a nine-inch long kitchen knife placed inside his shorts was seized from his possession.

He will be charged with violations of City Ordinance No. 1572 or Urinating in a Public Place and B.P. Blg. 6 in relation to RA 7166 or the Omnibus Election Code. (Michelle Guillang)