ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Oct. 25, 2019)

Published October 25, 2019, 7:01 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

Couple gunned down, killed in Muntinlupa home

A live-in couple was gunned down and killed inside their house in Muntinlupa City Friday early morning.

Police identified the victims as Jerry Carino, Sr., 47, and his live-in partner, Meldy Amparo, 41.

Authorities are looking at the possibility that the killing was drug related as several sachets of suspected shabu were recovered in the crime scene.

Neighbors of the victim reportedly added that the victims had just moved in the area.

Investigation showed that the incident happened at Bautista Compound in Barangay Alabang around 1:15 a.m. after a still undetermined number of gunmen barged into the victims’ house and peppered them with bullets.

Police said that, after hearing about eight successive gunshots, a certain Maribel, neighbor of the victims, immediately rushed to the scene.

Upon checking, she saw the bodies of the victims bathed in blood, prompting her to seek police assistance.

Recovered from the scene were three fired cartridge case of caliber .45 ammo, three fired cartridge case of a caliber .99 gun, two fired cartridges from a Super .38; and another fired bullet from a caliber 45.

Also recovered were a small transparent plastic bag containing five pieces of plastic sachets containing traces of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia.

Police are still hunting down the suspects. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)

36-year-old man stabbed to death in Pasig

A 36-year-old man was killed in Pasig City Thursday after he was stabbed following an altercation with the suspect over a lost item, police said.

Victim Arthur Manante was found by his partner, Michelle Antonio, lying on the floor of their house in Pasig with multiple stab wounds on different parts of his body.

A police report showed Antonio found the wounded victim at around 7:50 a.m.

Menante was then rushed to Pasig City General Hospital onboard a tricycle for treatment.

However, he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

On the other hand, police identified the still at-large suspect as a certain Alvin Tangcolo, alias “Jam.”

Police Staff Sargeant Eric Goboy, case investigator, said the duo had an altercation over the suspect’s lost valuable prior to the incident.

Goboy said the suspect then went into hiding after incident.

Investigation is ongoing to locate and arrest the suspect. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)