Traffic enforcer shot dead in Muntinlupa

Published February 17, 2021, 8:41 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

A traffic enforcer was shot dead by an unidentified suspect in Tunasan, Muntinlupa on Tuesday. 

Traffic enforcer Daniel Manalo
(Daniel Manalo’s Facebook account / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Muntinlupa Police identified the victim as Daniel Manalo, 36, a supervisor at the city government’s Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB) and a resident of NBP Reservation, Poblacion, Muntinlupa. 

The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in front of SM Center Muntinlupa. Manalo was talking on his cell phone when a man came from behind and shot him in the head that caused his immediate death. 

A fellow traffic enforcer who witnessed the shooting told the police the suspect immediately fled on foot. Police recovered an empty shell from a .45 caliber pistol from the crime scene. 

According to MTMB chief Danidon Nolasco, Manalo and others were conducting a clearing operation in compliance with a memorandum from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordering local governments to clear roads of illegal obstructions. 

Manalo graduated with a degree in criminology at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. His colleagues described him as a kind person.