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Man killed in Tondo

A 22-year-old man was shot severly in Tondo, Manila last night.

In the investigation of SPO1 Richard Escarlan of the MPF – Homicide Section, the victim, Mark Leonard Ricosana was standing along Osmeña St. when two suspects shot him repeatedly.

Despite being shot, Ricosana was able to run but the suspects followed him up with four more shots that killed him.

Authorities are still indentifying the motive of the killing and the suspects. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

Man killed over drugs

Authorities are looking at the angle of drugs over the killing of a 42-year-old man in Tondo, Manila.

According to SPO3 Glenzor Vallejo of the MPD Homicide Section, victim Benjamin Santos was supposed to purchase a P50 shabu when the seller did not show up.

When the victim reached his house, a man accompanied Santos to the dealer and was shot.

Police are still investigating the identity of the suspects and their motive for killing Santos. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

Torres guilty as per gov't rules

Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya assured on Monday that the investigation regarding the case of Land Transportation Office Chief Virginia Torres’ gambling is underway and that it’s clearly a violation of the civil service rules and memorandum circular of the Malacañang.

LTO is an attached agency under the Department of Transportation and Communications that is headed by Abaya.

According to Abaya, there will be no cover up on the investigation even though Torres is considered a member of the KKK or Kaibigan Kaklase and Kabarilan team of President Aquino.

Asked why Torres hasn’t taken a leave yet, the Transportation Secretary explained that filing a leave is a personal choice.

Abaya said they are leaving it to Torres if she’s going to file a leave or decide to vacate the position while her case is being investigated.

Memorandum Circular No. 8 issued by the Office of the President in 2001 prohibits heads of agencies and departments from staying or playing in casinos.

Despite this, Civil Service Commission Chairman Fransisco Duque said that because Torres was appointed by the President, he has no jurisdiction over the LTO chief. (Malou R. Cabral, Luisito Antonio Santos)

   

Heist went haywire

Three suspected robbers who victimized a taxi driver were arrested after the heist went haywire in Taguig.

The suspects were identified as Rallen Barzuela, Lejohn Mata and Joel Pangan, all residents of Makati City.

Based on the narration of taxi driver Melchito Lamason, the suspects hailed the cab at J.P. Rizal and asked to be dropped at Brgy. Pinagsama Taguig but when they arrived the suspects pointed a knife at him and declared the heist.

Just when he was about to hand his belongings, police are patrolling the place and helped Lamason and arrested the three suspects. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

PNP sends inspection team to Fort Sto. Domingo

The Philippine National Police sent out a team to assess the situation at Fort Sto. Domingo, Santa Rosa, Laguna after the Makati Regional Trial Court ordered the transfer of Pork Barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to the said facility.

According to Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, they need to wait for the full report of the PNP so that they can prepare the transfer of Napoles.

Prior to this, PNP Spokesman Senior Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said that they will not yet transfer Napoles to Laguna.  (Rey Sibayan)

   

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