ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (May. 15, 2019)

Published May 16, 2019, 12:01 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

1 dead, 35 families affected in Caloocan fire

One woman died and about 35 families were affected by a fire that hit a nearby two-story residential building in Caloocan City Tuesday afternoon.

The damages were pegged at around P1.2 million.

Initial investigation by the Caloocan City Central Fire Station showed that at around 3:30 p.m, the fire started in a two-story residential building owned by a certain Emmanuel San Juan in 4th Avenue corner Nadurata Street, Barangay 49, Caloocan.

The fire then spread to some 20 houses beside it. The first and second alarm was raised at around 3:35 p.m, the investigation showed.

The third alarm was then raised at 3:48 p.m. The fire was declared under control at 5:08 p.m and fire out at 5:42 p.m.

A body was found in one of the razed houses. Authorities identified the causality as Alice Simbulan, 46.

One firefighter was injured by the fire, the investigation added.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire. (Dylan Afuang)

340 city ordinance  violators in Camanava 

A total of 340 violators of city ordinances in Camanava were counted by the Northern Police District (NPD) from May 14 to 15

These ordinances are: drinking in public; smoking ban; half-naked in public; minors violating curfew; and adults or minors involved in riots or gang wars.

There were 209 violators in Caloocan, with 50 caught drinking in public; 43 violating the smoking ban; 56 were found half-naked in public; and 55 minors violated the curfew. Five people were reportedly involved in riots.

In Malabon, 44 violators were found. Two people were caught drinking in public; 12 were half-naked, and 30 minors violated curfew. There were no violators for the smoking ban and involved in riots.

In Navotas, a total of 51 was counted. Forty-three violated the smoking ban; four minors violated curfew, and two were half-naked in public and involved in riots. No one was caught drinking in public.

In Valenzuela, 36 people were involved in riots. There were zero violators to the other city ordinances.

The NPD added that from the 340, 259 were warned and 81 were fined. No one was charged. (Dylan Afuang)