ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 6, 2017)

Published July 13, 2020, 12:39 AM

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Fake eye doctor nabbed in entrapment operation in QC

A fake eye doctor was arrested by the Quezon City Police District’s Special Operations Unit (DSOU) in Quezon City, Monday afternoon.

DSOU nabbed the suspect Amando Duyo Jr., 69, for allegedly operating an eye clinic when he had no license as an optometrist.

He was arrested in entrapment operation in his supposed clinic on 15th Avenue, Cubao, around 4 p.m. the other day.

Prior to the entrapment, the DSOU launched last May 26 its operation against Duyo after the team received a tip about his activities despite not being licensed as an eye doctor.

Operatives were sent to confirm the report on the same day. A policewoman posed as a patient whom Duyo reportedly examined and advised to have her eyeglasses replaced. The doctor also offered the patient several eyeglasses to purchase.

The DSOU then sought the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) to verify Duyo’s records. The PRC on June 2 sent them a certification saying the name does not appear in its database of authorized optometrists.

Police on the same day also found that Duyo’s clinic, Gilbuena Duyo Optical Clinic, had no business permit.

On June 3, the policewoman went back to Duyo’s clinic and deposited P500 for her supposed eyeglasses. She promised Duyo to pay her P1,000 balance the next day.

Duyo was unaware that he would be arrested on Monday, when he received the P1,000 marked money from the poseur-buyer. A surveillance camera caught him taking the cash from the undercover police.

The DSOU found that Duyo had been operating the eye clinic since 2011. He also admitted to faking his title.

Police confiscated Duyo’s eye examination machine, several lenses and eyeglasses, as well as patient records and other clinic documents.

Duyo faces charges for swindling and unauthorized practice of optometry under RA 8050 or the “Revised Optometry Law of 1995.” (Vanne Elaine Terrazola)

Two drug peddlers, arrested in a buy bust operation in Pandacan

Two alleged drug peddlers were collared by operatives after they sold a sachet of shabu substance to an undercover policeman in Pandacan, Manila yesterday morning.

John Isaiah Matias, 25, and Nenita Carillo, 40, were arrested in a buy bust operation conducted by Pandacan police along Kahilum II Street around 2:30 a.m.

Matias and Carillo reportedly agreed to meet the undercover policeman and handed over a sachet of shabu worth P200.

After the transaction, police officers immediately arrested them and brought them to the Pandacan police station.

Operatives seized four sachets of suspected shabu and the marked money used in the operation.

They are facing charges for violating R.A. 9165 or  the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Analou De Vera)

Police officer killed by two drug junkies in Caloocan

An anti-drug unit policeman of Northern Police District (NPD) was killed after he was shot by alleged drug personalities in Caloocan City on Monday night.

Sr. Supt. Chito Bersaluna, Caloocan Police chief, identified the victim as Police Officer 2 Froilan Deocares, assigned at the District Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of NPD .Meanwhile, the suspects were only identified as certain “Ngongo Pinka” and “Tisoy.”

Investigation revealed that at about 7:30 p.m., Deocares and PO2 Rolando Tagay were conducting surveillance aboard a motorcycle when they were attacked by the drug suspects along C3 Road in Barangay 28, Caloocan.

Reports said the two cops tried to flag down “Ngongo Pinka” and “Tisoy” who were on board a motorcycle without a plate number.

But instead of stopping, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired at the policemen.

The drug suspects sped off after hitting one of the policemen.

Tagay said that he then noticed that Deocares was shot in the face, so he stopped and called for a backup.

He then brought his partner to Tondo General Hospital in Manila, but the doctor declared dead on arrival.

Just a few meters away where Deocares was shot, the black Suzuki Skydrive motorcycle of the suspects was retrieved.

Seized from the motorcycle were a black bag, six sachets of shabu, caliber .9 mm pistol, ammunitions, and a digital weighing scale.

According to Bersaluna, the suspects were notorious drug peddlers in Pamasawata, Caloocan.

Police are now hunting down “Ngongo Pinka” and “Tisoy.” (Jel Santos)