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5 dead, 3 injured in Laguna kidnapping shootout

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Crime scene where four suspected kidnap-for-ransom group were dead on the spot after an encounter with authorities on Maharlika Highway in Barangay San Nicolas San Pablo Laguna.

LAGUNA, Philippines — Four suspected members of a kidnap-for-ransom group were dead on the spot after an encounter with authorities on Maharlika Highway in Barangay San Nicolas San Pablo Laguna at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Three policemen from Candelaria Police Station were injured while one policewoman, identified as P01 Ma. Zarah Jane Andal, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

A by-stander was also rushed to the hospital after being hit by a stray bullet during the encounter.

According to initial investigation, the suspects were about to conduct a pay-off for their kidnap victim, Ronaldo Arquelles, who was abducted from his residence on Monday night.

The suspects however, sensed the approaching police vehicle and started to open fire; prompting the operatives to fire back.

The kidnap victim is in critical condition. He was found to be included on the drug watch list and is considered a high-value target.

Investigation on the encounter is currently ongoing. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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BOC destroys P3B-worth of fake beauty products

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

LAGUNA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed on Wednesday (September 19) around 3,000 boxes of fake beauty products valued at P3 billion pesos.

According to BOC Administrative Aide 1 Jeremias Leano, the items were seized from three warehouses owned by a Chinese national in Tondo, Manila. The operation was held in November last year.

Leano said the owner of the products did not show up despite repeated summons from the agency. He is facing charges for violation of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.

“If these are released in the market, it will affect the real brand owner of this kind of products so maaapektuhan ang kanilang market. At the same time, it will be harmful tothe people in the Philippines kung magagamit ito without prior license and import permit from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA),” Leano said.

The BOC calls on the public not to patronize fake product brands such as beauty products that are being sold at a cheaper price as they can be harmful to health and also affects the reputation of the brand owner.

“Iyong reputation ng original owners affected kasi people think ang quality ng mga goods na subpar ay galing sa kanila na hindi naman. So iyong reputation nila is what at stake,” said Atty Timothy David, a senior associate of a private company. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)

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Tipsy pedestrian gets help from UNTV rescue team

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

UNTV rescue team assists car accident victim

 

A pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the national highway in Barangay San Pedro, Laguna at midnight on Wednesday.

UNTV News and Rescue Team found Marlon Orpiada sitting dizzily on the side of the road nursing a headache.

The responders administered first aid to Orpiada before bringing him immediately to Amante Hospital for further medical attention.

According to the driver, Amado Laguipo, he didn’t notice the victim until it was too late.

“Biglang tumatawid…Di niya napansin na nandun na siya sa lane ko. Yun nasalpok ko siya di ko na rin napansin,” Laguipo recounted.

(He suddenly crossed the road…He didn’t notice that he was already in my lane, and that’s when I hit him. I didn’t see him too.)

Orpiada who appeared to have been drinking alcohol, sustained abrasions on the face, knees, and feet. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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Calamba’s 7th most wanted killed in encounter

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

 

The arrest of  the seventh most wanted person in Calamba City ended in an encounter with Calamba police and Laguna intelligence branch at past 10 p.m., Monday, July 23.

Suspect, Armando Moron, sustained gunshot wounds to the body after engaging authorities in a gunfire at Barangay Palo Alto.

Moron, who has long been wanted by authorities for drug violations, was tracked by police when he went to his live-in partner’s residence.

“Siya ang number seven sa manhunt Charlie ng Calamba City at number 19 buong Laguna. Siya rin po ay high value target,” said Calamba City chief of police PSupt Joselito de Sesto.

(He was number seven in Calamba City’s manhunt Charlie and number 19 [most wanted] in the whole of Laguna. He is considered a high-value target.)

Police recovered from the suspect a .45 caliber handgun, bullets and two packets of suspected shabu. — Sherwin Culubong

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