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2 alleged carnappers killed on the spot in QC encounter

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, 18 January 2019 12:29 PM

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MANILA, Philippines — Two alleged carnappers died on the spot after resisting police arrest in Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City at around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (January 17).

The suspects were identified as Ian Diaz and a certain alias “Jessy”.

Police Senior Superintendent Enrico Vargas said, the QCPD Anti-Carnapping Section and Special Operations Unit immediately conducted a buy-bust operation after an informant tipped them about the suspects’ illegal activities and hideout.

“Nagkaroon tayo ng magandang information na nagtuturo na nandito nakatira at dito nila dinadala ‘yung mga kina-carnap nilang mga motor. So, nagkaroon ng transaction kanina,” Vargas said.

However, the suspects soon realized they were transacting with police officers and decided to fight it out with authorities.

“Then, nung medyo naramdaman nilang pulis ang kanilang katransaksyon ay bumunot at inunahan yung pulis natin. So, nagkaroon ng encounter,” Vargas explained.

Meanwhile, the suspects’ victim positively identified his stolen motorbike.

The victim said the suspects accosted him while he was on his motorbike traversing Broadway Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday night (January 15).

He said he feared for his life when one of the suspects pointed a gun at him while inside a car.

“Ginitgit lang po nila ako eh. Akala ko po kasi nung una, o-overtake lang sila sa akin. Nag-blink sila sa akin, dalawang beses, kaya pinauna ko po sila. Nung tumapat na sila sa gilid ko, at saka nila ako ginitgit, tapos ‘yun nga po, bumaba sila, kinuha na nila ang motor ko. Meron sila baril; nakatutok sa’kin,” said the victim.

A .45 calibre gun and a .357-calibre revolver, 2 motorcycles and a Honda Beat motorcycle were seized from the suspects. The authorities are still looking into the suspects’ identities to see if they are connected with the widespread carnapping incidents in Quezon City. — Asher Cadapan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Maynilad customers in Quezon City, Valenzuela to experience service interruptions

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 4 March 2019 04:16 PM

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has announced water service interruption in several areas in Quezon City and Valenzuela City from March 4 to 7 due to some repairs and maintenance works.

In its official Facebook account, the water concessionaire announced that it will temporarily shut down its North C Pumping Station and Commonwealth Pumping Station in  Quezon City for major repair works and maintenance activities.

The Facebook account further reads that “during the shutdown, Maynilad will take the opportunity to simultaneously conduct the interconnection of its newly installed water pipes in Barangay Commonwealth and Payatas in Quezon City, in line with its continuous effort to improve water services in the West Zone.”

These repairs will render Maynilad customers in some areas of Quezon City and Valenzuela City waterless on the said dates.

The affected barangays are as follows:

Quezon City

March 4 (10 pm) to March 6 (4 am)

  • Bagbag
  • Bagong Silangan
  • Greater Fairview
  • Gulod
  • Holy Spirit
  • Nagkaisang Nayon
  • North Fairview
  • San Bartolome
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santa Monica
  • Sauyo
  • Talipapa

March 4 (10 pm) to March 7 (10 pm)

  • Batasan Hills
  • Commonwealth
  • Payatas

Valenzuela City

March 4 (10 pm) to March 6 (4 am)

  • Ugong (Hobart Phase 1 and 2 and Doña Marciana Subdivision)

Maynilad further advised the affected customers to store enough water for the duration of the water service interruption.

It also warns the public that there might be a delay in the resumption of water service in the affected barangays due to several factors such as the area’s elevation, its distance from the pumping stations, and the volume withdrawal from the Maynilad mainlines.

As a safety precaution, the water company also reminds the residents in the affected areas to let the water flow out for a few seconds until it is free of sediments and discoloration when the services resume. — Maris Federez

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Maynilad: No water in parts of QC, Valenzuela from March 4 to 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, 28 February 2019 06:13 AM

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Maynilad customers in some parts of Quezon City and Valenzuela City will have no water supply in the first week of March.

Maynilad announced on Wednesday, February 27, that it will temporarily close down two of its pumping stations in Quezon City to give way to major repairs and maintenance work.

“During the shutdown, Maynilad will take the opportunity to simultaneously conduct the interconnection of its newly installed water pipes in Barangay Commonwealth and Payatas in Quezon City, in line with its continuous effort to improve water services in the West Zone,” Maynilad said in a statement.

As a result of these maintenance activities, customers in some areas of Quezon City and Valenzuela City will have no water supply starting 10 p.m. of March 4, 2019 (Monday) until 10 p.m. of March 7, 2019 (Thursday).

Affected areas are listed below:

Quezon City
March 4 (10 pm) to March 7 (10 pm)
• Batasan Hills
• Commonwealth
• Payatas

Quezon City
March 4 (10 pm) to March 6 (4 am)
• Bagbag
• Bagong Silangan
• Greater Fairview
• Gulod
• Holy Spirit
• Nagkaisang Nayon
• North Fairview
• San Bartolome
• Santa Lucia
• Santa Monica
• Sauyo
• Talipapa

Valenzuela City
March 4 (10 pm) to March 6 (4 am)
• Ugong (Hobart Phase 1 and 2 and Doña Marciana Subdivision)

Maynilad urges its affected customers to store water early to prevent “panic withdrawals,” which could result in an earlier-than-scheduled supply interruption.

Maynilad assured it will have 40 water tankers on standby to deliver water to affected areas as needed.

The utility company also advises residents that when services resume, they should let the water flow for a few seconds until it clears. – Robie de Guzman

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3 child kidnapping suspects arrested in Metro Manila

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:38 AM

MARIKINA, Philippines – An old woman has been arrested after attempting to kidnap a minor in Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City on Monday. Meanwhile, two men were also arrested for reportedly attempting to kidnap children in Quezon City.

The CCTV in the area caught 70-year-old Gloria Payos approaching several kids playing in an alley who refused to go with her.

She then approached a young girl eating outside their house and pulled her by the hand. The child’s parents immediately saw what happened and prevented the attempt.

“Hinawakan niya po ‘yung kamay ng anak ko tapos pilit niya po sinasama pero bigla pong tumakbo; pumiglas po ‘yung anak ko,” according to one of her parents.

(She took my daughter’s hand and forced her to come with her; my daughter tried to free herself.)

Payos quickly left the scene but again, attempted another kidnapping in another area.

The parents reported the incident to the police resulting in the arrest of the suspect.

“Tamang-tama na dumaan din ‘yung mobile natin doon sa kalye na ‘yon, tinawag po ‘nung isang mother nung biktima kaya ang ginawa ng mga tao natin, mga pulis natin, dinala muna sa barangay,” according to Commander of Police Community Precinct 5 Marikina City Psupt. Mauro Gerrero.

(It is proper timing that our mobile was plying that same street. One of the victims’ mothers called out, so our policemen took the suspect to the barangay.)

Meanwhile, two men suspected of kidnapping children in Quezon City were brought to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.

They were identified as Danilo Bacabis and Bonifacio Lababo, both are residents of Quezon City.

Witness of the incident verified the kidnapping attempt of the two suspects.

“Iyon nga po, nakita nga daw po niya iyan na nakasumbrero, naka-shades, tapos dala po iyang gitara. Inaalok po siya; bibigyan siya ng maraming coins at tsaka maraming chocolates,” another parent said.

(They saw him wearing a hat and shades while carrying his guitar. He offered the children coins and chocolates.)

“Kasama niya po ‘yung kapatid niya anim na taon. May van na nakaabang. Nakatakbo lang sila magkapatid kaya hindi sila nakuha,” another parent said.

(He was with his six-year-old sibling. There was a van nearby. They were able to run so they were not caught.)

The suspects said they were only in the neighborhood to busk for donations and that they were only forced to admit to the crime.

“Inamin ko lang iyon para tigilan nila ako sa pananakit sa akin,” Lababo said.

(I only admitted it so they will stop hurting me.)

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will thoroughly investigate the incident and is currently in custody of the suspects who are facing Attempted Abduction in relation to Republic Act 7610.

“Sa ngayon, walang batang nawawala. Pero doon kasi sa incident kanina, nakuha niya ’yung bata, nakaalis lang at nakapiglas So, ni-report siya ngayon, kinuyog na siya ng mga tao doon. Dinala sa barangay, ina-identify ngayon ng bata,” according to Regional Director of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) PDIR. Guillermo Eleazar.

(There are currently no missing children. But during the incident earlier, she was able to kidnap one child but that child was able to escape. Residents ganged up on her and also filed a report against her. She was brought to the barangay and the child was able to identify her.) –Aileen Cerrudo with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.

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