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