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65-year-old driver rams 8 vehicles in Makati City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

 

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A 65-year-old lady driver lost control of her vehicle and rammed into eight other vehicles along Jacinto St., Barangay Pitogo in Makati City on Tuesday (July 31).

The suspect, identified as Angelita Tuvera, was driving her gray Mitsubishi Montero (TOU-954) when suddenly on a high speed collided with eight other vehicles. The accident, involving four tricycles, three motorcycles, and one Toyota Vios, resulted in multiple injuries of more or less eight persons.

An investigation is underway according to PO1 Leo Calderon of the Vehicular Traffic Investigation Unit (VTIU) who is in charge of the case. – UNTV News & Rescue.

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IBP slams obstruction of justice raps vs. 3 lawyers in Makati bar raid

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

 

 

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) believes that the three lawyers involved in a bar raid incident in Makati City committed no obstruction of justice as alleged by the Makati Police.

On Tuesday (August 21), the Makati Police filed constructive possession of illegal drugs and obstruction of justice charges against lawyers Leni Rocha, Jan Vincent Soliven and Romulo Alarcon.

The three, who legally represents the owners of the establishment, were accused of allegedly attempting to destroy the pieces of evidence when the bar was being raided.

Police also stated in the affidavit of arrest that the lawyers harassed, disrespected and intimidated the law enforcers during the conduct of the search.

“Granting that to be true kung totoo man po iyon, although sa tingin namin malabo iyon dahil siyempre, may uneven distribution of forces din. Maraming pulis, armado sila, mahirap po yata ng ganoon ang sitwasyon…Sila ba ay lumunok ng ebidensya? Did they tear up pieces of paper? How constituted evidence as to enable the police to prosecute the evidence in the search warrant. So wala po kaming ganyang allegations,” argued Atty. Abdiel Fajardo, the president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Based on Presidential Decree Number 1829, obstruction of justice refers to preventing witnesses, destroying documents or evidence that will resolve the case and presentation of fake documents which will delay the resolution of the case.

Malacañang earlier said the arrested lawyers should take a refresher course to acknowledge the do’s and don’t’s during the conduct of a police probe.

While Senator Panfilo Lacson urged the public in a statement to give the presumption of regularity to the police.

But the IBP insisted that the matter remains a cause of concern.

“Kung ganyan pala ang template, kung obstruction na ngayon ang standard ng mga agents of the law, ay talagang mahihirapan na po iyung mg ataong in distress ano o iyong mga clients who would want to call their lawyers to assist them,” Fajardo said.

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and other lawyers organizations, on the other hand, vow to look into the incident. – Mai Bermudez / Marje Pelayo

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Vehicular accident injures at least 20 in Makati City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – At least 20 people were rushed to the hospital after a passenger bus slammed into a private car at EDSA Magallanes area in Makati City on a rush hour Tuesday morning, June 19.

Based on the initial investigation by authorities, the driver of Joyselle Express bus lost control of the steering wheel which led to it hitting another bus owned by VTSC. After which, the Joyselle Bus rammed into the car and continued on until it hit the steel railing of a waiting shed  and concrete firewall fence of San Lorenzo Village.

The involved buses were impounded at the Makati Traffic Bureau compound while the investigation is still ongoing. – Asher Cadapan Jr.

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100 individuals nabbed in Makati police op

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

 

FILE PHOTO: Makati Business District Skyline (PHOTOVILLE International /Jun Rapanan)

 

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – One hundred individuals, including 10 minors, were arrested by  Makati City police on Tuesday for various violations.

The minors were picked up by police for violating the curfew ordinance in the city, while eight others were captured due to illegal drugs.

The operation was prompted by several complaints of pick-pocketing in Burgos Triangle.

“The Burgos Triangle ay mga playing grounds ito ng ating mga tourists at kailangang malinis ito (The Burgos Triangle is the playground of tourists. It must be kept clean),” said Makati police chief PSSupt Roger Simon. Asher Cadapan Jr.| UNTV News & Rescue

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