ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 18, 2020)

Published January 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Teenage rider killed in Pasay road mishap

A teenage rider was killed, while his back rider was injured after accidentally hitting an electric post in Pasay City on Saturday.

Both victims reside in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

The driver was pronounced dead on arrival at the Pasay City General Hospital while the back rider is under observation at the Philippine General Hospital.

Investigation showed that the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. at Leveriza Street, Barangay 22, Pasay City.

Police said that Elements of Arnaiz-Police Community Precinct while on duty along Buendia corner Taft Avenue was informed by a concerned citizen about a motorcycle accident.

Both victims were on board a Yamaha Mio motorcycle along Leveriza St. northbound against the flow of traffic, police said.

Investigators added that the driver of the motorcycle did not notice the presence of a hump causing his motorcycle to crash and bump into a cemented electric post.

The victims were brought to the hospital. However, the driver was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician while the back rider still undergoing treatment. (Dhel Nazario)

Sexagenarian, cohorts nabbed for alleged robbery extortion in QC

A sexagenarian and his two cohorts were arrested by police for alleged robbery extortion to a businessman in Quezon City Friday.

Police identified him as Raymund Pastor, 60, and his cohorts as Calvin Kleine Ostares, 28 and Mar Trajano, 49, all residents of the city.

They were arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by Quezon City Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit along Central Ave. in Barangay New Era around 5 p.m. after victim Milton Ngu, 48, sought help from authorities.

According to a report from the Quezon City Police District, Ngu was consistently being called by a certain Joel Rivera, asking him to give cash money worth P650,000.

Police added that should the victim fail to provide the said amount, he would be abducted.

During the operation, seized from the suspects was a P6,000, which was used as entrapment money.

Police said that they would file a case for violation of Article 293 or Robbery Extortion against the suspects. (Joseph Pedrajas)