ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Aug. 3, 2019)

Published August 3, 2019, 7:53 PM

by CJ Juntereal

Woman’s corpse found in Valenzuela fishpond

The decomposing body of a woman was found in a fishpond at Barangay Pasolo in Valenzuela City Friday morning.

Elements of the Valenzuela City Waste Management Office were conducting clearing of water lilies in the said fishpond at about 10:45 a.m.

This was done upon the request of Luciano P. Marcelino, barangay captain of Pasolo, who was looking for a certain Rosalie Mission Sagal, who has been missing since July 20.

After several minutes of search, the woman’s corpse, which was wrapped in a blanket and covered in water lilies, was fished out of the pond.

The victim’s body was brought to Candida Funeral Homes for autopsy examination.

Sagal’s family will also be contacted to identify the body, police said.

Investigation is ongoing. (Minka Tiangco)

Driver nabbed in San Juan sting

A driver, who allegedly peddles illegal drugs as his sideline, was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City Friday.

Police Col. Ariel Fulo, San Juan City Police chief, identified the suspect as Marvin Morotay, alias Ongki, 29, of Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City.

Morotay’s arrest came after being placed under surveillance for several weeks. Fulo said they received reports that the suspect is involved with illegal drug activities.

Police Capt. Edwin Malabanan, Station Drug Enforcement Unit chief, said an undercover cop nabbed the suspect moments after Morotay handed over a sachet of suspected shabu.

The drug sting was conducted along N. Domingo Street in Barangay Balong Bato on rainy Friday afternoon.

The suspect reportedly works as a company driver in a laundry shop along N. Domingo Street during the day, and allegedly sells drugs as his sideline at night.

Fulo said Morotay refused to reveal where his supply of illegal drugs came from.

Police seized two sachets of suspected shabu from the suspect, and the marked money.

Charges for the violation of Republic Act  9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were prepared against the suspect who is now detained at San Juan City Police custodial facility. (Jhon Casinas)