ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Apr. 22, 2019)

Published April 22, 2019, 11:44 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

Three men injured after being shot by unidentified armed men in Taguig

Three men were injured after they were shot by unidentified armed men in separate incidents in Taguig City on Sunday and Monday.

The first victim was identified as Jeffrey Vallano, a resident of  Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig City. Vallano is currently recuperating from his injuries at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH).

Investigation showed that the incident occurred at around 8:32 in the evening along Felipe St., Purok 2, Brgy. Central Bicutan, Taguig City.

Police said that while the victim was talking with his friends, one of the unidentified suspects wearing a bull cap appeared from behind and shot the victim on the neck.

According to police, another suspect was waiting at the corner of Lapu-lapu St., where the victim was living.

After the incident, they both fled to an unknown direction.

The victim’s brother sought the assistance of Barangay Security Force and rushed his wounded brother to the hospital for treatment.

On the other hand, another shooting incident occurred at 12:30 in the morning along Ranger Street cor. Air Force Road South Signal Village, Taguig City. The victim was identified as Allem Arao.

Investigation disclosed that while the victim having a drinking session with his friends an unidentified man suddenly appeared from behind and shot the victim, hitting him on the right leg.

After the incident, the suspect fled to undisclosed direction bringing with him the weapon used. while the victim was rushed to TPDH for medical treatment.

A third shooting incident took place at 2:30 in the morning at Purok 4, Brgy. Tuktukan, Taguig City. The victim was identified as Kenneth Arcega.

Initial investigation revealed that while the victim standing the unidentified suspect appeared and suddenly shot the victim on his body.

A concerned citizen informed the father of the victim identified who went to the place and saw the victim lying on the pavement of the alley.

Immediately, he sought assistance from Barangay Security Force of Barangay Tuktukan, Taguig City and brought the victim to TDPH for medical treatment.

Riot erupted between two rival gangs in Manila

A riot erupted between two rival gangs at Parola Compound in Binondo, Manila past midnight of Easter Sunday, killing a 16-year-old boy.

According to Police Senior Master Sergeant Joseph Kabigting, on-case investigator, Boy Dakilang Tambay (BDT) and Campo Mausok (CM) gangs had a melee along MICT access road in front of Gate 46 Area A at around 12:30 a.m. on Apr. 21.

Suddenly, the suspect, identified as Mark Angelo Arboleda alias “Pilo”, of CM appeared behind Leobeel Ragenil, the victim who was an out-of-school-youth and member of BDT, and shot him at the back of his head using an unknown type of firearm.

Thereafter, the assailant left and proceeded to Tondo area with the weapon he used in the crime.

Meanwhile, the fatality was rushed to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center but he succumbed to his injury in the afternoon of the same day.

Authorities continue the hunt for the killer.

Further investigation is also ongoing. (Ria Fernandez)

P10,000 worth of shabu seized in Navotas sting

An estimated P10,000 worth of shabu was seized from an alleged drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Proper, Navotas City on Sunday noon.

P/Col. Rolando Balasabas, Navotas City police chief, identified the suspect as Raymundo Florendo, alias “Edong.” Balasabas said Florendo was listed in the police’s drug watchlist as a drug pusher.

Elements of the Navotas City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the buy-bust at about 12:30 p.m.

Investigation showed that the suspect was arrested after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P300 to a poseur buyer.

Retrieved from Florendo’s possession were 23 sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P10,000.

The recovered pieces of evidence were brought to the Northern Police District-Crime Laboratory Office in Valenzuela City for laboratory examination.

Florendo, who is now under police custody, will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)