ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 1, 2020)

Published January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Call center agent shot ‘for no reason’ by unidentified gunman on New Year’s Day

A call center agent was injured after he was shot during a drinking spree by an unidentified armed suspect in Taguig City on New Year’s Day.

The victim, identified as Mark Cara, is currently recuperating at the Taguig Pateros District Hospital.

Investigation showed that the incident occurred at around 4:15 a.m. along Russia St., Pinagbuklod, Barangay New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

Police said the Police Community Precinct 2 received a telephone call regarding a shooting incident in the area. PCP 2 personnel immediately went to the area to verify the report and talk to the victim’s sister.

According to her, they were having a drinking session when the unidentified gunman suddenly appeared and shot the victim for no apparent reason.

The victim was then brought to the hospital by his sister and friends for medical treatment. (Dhel Nazario)

Despite Mayor ‘Isko’ warning against littering, 11 nabbed for trash in Luneta

Eleven people were arrested for littering in Rizal Park while two others were arrested for drinking alcohol in public places in Manila on New Year’s Day, police said.

Ermita Police Station commander Police Lt. Col. Ariel Caramoan said the individuals were arrested during a clearing operation conducted along P. Burgos Street corner Maria Orosa Street in Ermita, Manila at around 1 a.m. early Wednesday morning.

Caramoan said they apprehended the individuals for violating the anti-littering directive of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Ordinance No. 7319) and for drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place.

Domagoso also ordered the Manila Police District (MPD) on Tuesday night to arrest persons who will be caught violating the city’s anti-littering laws in Luneta Park.

Prior to the mayor’s order, he issued a stern warning that the local government will apprehend those caught violating the park’s regulations after he saw the dismal state of the park on Christmas with tons of trash thrown indiscriminately around.

“We might arrest people who are littering on Dec. 31. So kung gusto niyong mag-bagong taon sa kulungan, magtapon ho kayo ng basura. Kung ayaw niyo naman malulugod naman kami. Ilagay niyo lang sa tamang lalagyan,” he said. (So if you want to spend New Year’s in jail, throw trash. If you don’t want to, that would make us happy. Just put your trash in the right bins.) (Erma Edera)

Navotas cops, PDEA nab two with shabu worth P31-K in sting op

Two men yielded almost P32,000 worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine) in a sting operation at Barangay North Bay Boulevard North in Navotas City Tuesday midnight.

Arrested were fisherman Mar Diaz, 37, and pedicab driver Jeffrey Payno, 20, both residents of the area.

Personnel of the Navotas City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency jointly conducted the drug bust at around 12:15 a.m.

Investigation showed that the suspects were nabbed after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth about P300 to a poseur buyer.

Thirty sachets of suspected shabu weighing 47 grams with an estimated value of P31,960; P300 in cash, and the marked money were retrieved from the suspects.

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

The arrested suspects will be facing charges for violating Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)