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)