MANILA, Philippines — Four males were arrested Monday (January 21) at around 1:00 a.m. while in the middle of a pot session on Luzon Avenue, Barangay Holy Spirit. Two of the suspects were minors and residents of the area.
Operatives of the Quezon City Police District Station Drug Enforcement Unit were supposed to conduct a buy-bust operation in another location when they caught a whiff of marijuana as they passed by the area where the four suspects were allegedly smoking pot.
Two sachets of alleged dried marijuana leaves and drug paraphernalia were seized from the suspects.
“Nagsisisi po. Wala na po. Huli na po ako,” said one of men who goes by the alias, “Tristan”.
Barangay executive officer Nestor del Rosario said that the suspects were notorious drug users but have never been apprehended until now.
“Mga positibo ‘yan na mga gumagamit talaga,” said Del Rosario.
The minors will be placed under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The two other suspects are facing drug charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Asher Cadapan | UNTV News & Rescue
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2019
The blast that rocked a Korean restaurant in Quezon City early Thursday morning was not a terror attack, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said.
Police said an explosive went off at past 12:00 a.m. in front of a Korean restaurant in Scout Tuazon Street, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.
Authorities said no one was hurt in the incident, but two vehicles parked nearby sustained damages.
The explosion alarmed many residents in the area.
“May biglang sumabog diyan, may narinig kaming napakalakas na pagsabog. Pero wala naman kaming nakita na kahina-hinalang tao o ano man. Wala namang sasakyang umalis. Pero daanan talaga ‘yan. May mga dumadaan diyan,” said Lebanan Picardal who mans a consumer outpost near the blast site.
A police report cited witnesses who said a man wearing denim pants and a black shirt passed by and placed a suspicious item in the the area several moments before the explosion went off.
“Mayroon tayong witness na nagsasabi na casually na naglakad ‘yung ating suspek na lalaki,” said Police Lt. Col. Louise Benjie Tremor, commander of QCPD Kamuning Police Station.
“Siguro ‘yung kaniyang edad nasa 30 years old pataas siya at estimated na height ay 5’6” in height at iyon po ‘yung tinitingnan natin na nakasuot po siya ng black na t-shirt at maong,” Tremor added.
Although investigation is still ongoing, the QCPD has ruled out terrorism because the blast occurred while the restaurant was closed.
“Ina-assure natin sa publiko po na hindi ito terror attack na nangyari. So, kasi itong pinangyarihan naman, lahat nitong establishments at ‘yung mga adjacent establishment ay closed na sila,” Tremor said.
Authorities are yet to determine the possible motive and the suspect behind the incident. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) conducted clearing operations in Balintawak, Quezon City on Wednesday (July 10).
This is for a stricter implementation of the anti-illegal parking and anti-illegal vendor in the city.
The Chief of Traffic Operations Division of the (QC DPOS) Dexter Cardenas said the heavy tarffic in EDSA-Balintawak is due to these vendors and illegally parked vehicles.
“Nagdadagsaan ang maraming tao, namamalengke [ang] mga wholesalers, mga retailers. So malaki iyong activities kaya pagdating ng umaga, makikita mo ang daming kalat, ang daming nakaparada, (So people flock here to shop including wholesalers and retailers. There are a lot of activities that by morning, you can see trash and parked vehicles),” he said.
Cardenas added that it is difficult for them to remove the stalls of illegal vendors since they will lose their livelihood.
He calls on these vendors to cooperate with the authorities for the safety and order of Quezon City.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2019
A Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence officer was shot dead near Camp Crame in Quezon City Friday morning (June 21).
According to Cubao Police Station Commander PLtCol. Giovanni, 49-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Fernando Diamzon just left Camp Crame on a motorcycle with his colleague.
Two suspects, also riding a motorcycle, approached them and shot Diamzon seven times. His colleague, meanwhile, was unharmed.
“According doon sa witness natin, initially may narinig siyang putok akala nga nila noong una ay galing sa gulong nila. Pagkatapos ng putok na galing sa likod ay nakita na lang niya na may sumulpot sa unahan niya habang moving sila ay may pumutok pa sa unahan. We are looking for two suspects on board a motorcycle, (Our witness said, he initially heard gunshots which they thought came from their tires. Afterwards, he saw [a motorcycle] drove past them and began shooting),” he said.
The suspects were able to escape immediately after shooting the victim.
Caliao added that the investigation is still ongoing and the suspects might have been monitoring the suspects because they seemed to know when Diamzon’s shift ends.
“Tinitingnan po natin dito iyong anggulo since PNP member siya ay tinitingnan po natin iyong work related, pero hindi po natin inaalis ang possibility na may iba pang anggulo o motibo, (We are looking into other angles. Since he is a PNP member, we are studying if it is work related. However, we are not dismissing other angles),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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