Individuals arrested for distributing sample ballots in Caloocan

Marje Pelayo   •   May 13, 2019   •   1733

Several individuals including minors have been arrested in Caloocan for distributing sample ballots.

CALOOCAN CITY, Philippines — Police nabbed individuals in Barangay Bagong Silang, Caloocan for distributing sample ballots to arriving voters on Monday (May 13).

According to Police Major Raymond Nicolas, it is prohibited by law to distribute any form of campaign material during election period.

“Mahigpit pong ipinagbabawal ang pamimigay ng mga pulyetos o sample ballots or campaign paraphernalia during election period lalong lalo na sa mga polling center,” the PCP 3 Commander said.

Some of the accosted individuals were minors.

The official said they will conduct investigation on the arrested individuals while the minors will be endorsed to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). – (with details from Rey Pelayo) Marje Pelayo

Caloocan cops to help in contact tracing after hostage drama turned into potential super spreader event

Robie de Guzman   •   August 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday said he has directed the Caloocan City police to help in the contact tracing efforts following a hostage incident that turned into a potential super spreader event.

“Makikipagtulungan ang local police sa Caloocan City government, partikular ang Barangay 14, para hagilapin ang mga nagsiksikan at nakiusyoso sa hostage-taking na naganap nitong nakalipas na Sabado,” Eleazar said in a statement.

Last Saturday, police arrested a man identified as Anthony Soriano after he held a boy at knifepoint along C-3 Road in Barangay 14.

The hostage taking incident turned into a potential COVID-19 super spreader event as onlookers flocked to the scene.

Eleazar also said he has issued a memorandum to remind all PNP personnel to observe the existing protocol in handling hostage dramas and other similar incidents, especially on crowd control.

“Likas sa tao ang pagiging usisero lalo na sa panahon ngayon na halos lahat ay gustong makibahagi sa mga ganitong pangyayari gamit ang smart phones at social media kaya nararapat lamang na maging alerto ang ating kapulisan tungkol dito lalo na may kinakaharap tayong pandemya,” he said.

Malaking tulong ang kooperasyon ng mamayan sa mga ganitong sitwasyon,” he added.

He stressed that under the police operational procedure during hostage situations, there is a need to secure and isolate the incident scene and prohibit unauthorized persons as their presence could further agitate the hostage-taker.

This also aims at preventing hostage-taking incidents from escalating or going out of control.

“Ganunpaman, pinapapurihan ko ang ating mga pulis sa maayos na pagresolba ng insidenteng ito,” said Eleazar.

The 15-year old hostage was rescued by local authorities while the hostage-taker was subdued and is facing a string of criminal charges.

Caloocan, Valenzuela, Quezon City to experience water service interruption until Dec. 7

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Maynilad announced that water service interruption in several areas in Caloocan, Valenzuela, and Quezon City beginning Saturday (December 5) until December 7 at 4:00 a.m.

Meycauayan and Obando, Bulacan also experienced water interruption around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Maynilad said the water interruption was due to the low water production at La Mesa Treatment Plant 2. This is also to give way to maintenance work.

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Maynilad also warned of discoloration in the water supply. Customers are advised to cover their faucets with cloth to filter the water once services return on December 7. AAC

Ilang residente sa Caloocan, umaapela ng ayuda matapos palawigin ang lockdown sa kanilang barangay

Robie de Guzman   •   May 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Nananawagan sa pamahalaang panlungsod ng Caloocan ang ilang residente sa Barangay 12 Dagat-Dagatan na bigyan sila ng ayuda matapos mapalawig ang lockdown sa kanilang lugar.

Ayon sa ilang residente, hindi nila napaghandaan ang extension ng barangay lockdown kaya kulang na ang supply ng kanilang pagkain.

Hindi naman sila makalabas ng bahay upang mamili ng kanilang mga kailangan.

“Paano na ang buhay namin? May tindahan sarado, bawal mamalengke. Ang pagkain namin isang linggo lang ang naka-stock e bawal po kami palabasin e,” daing ng residenteng si Angelina Duque.

Aniya, kasama niya sa bahay ang kanyang mga apo na higit na kailangang mabigyan ng pagkain kaya’t naisip niyang magpaskil sa labas ng bahay ng mga pangangailangan ng mga bata.

Ang residenteng si Zaldy Beltran, idinaing rin ang umano’y walang abisong pagpapalawig ng lockdown sa kanilang barangay.

“Siyempre hindi namin ineexpect na ganito. So talagang naalarma kami. Di namin alam na biglang ano ganito na ang sitwasyon,” ani Beltran.

Nanindigan naman si Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan na hindi nila pinapabayaan ang kanilang mga residente at patuloy ang pamimigay nila ng relief packs.

Iginiit rin niyang para sa kapakanan ng mga residente ang pagsasailalim sa lockdown ng mga barangay lalo na sa mga may matataas na kaso ng novel coronavirus disease.

“Namimigay kami ng relief, hindi namin pababayaan… Ang mga barangay na idineklara natin na lockdown ito po ay para sa inyo, para sa ganun ay hindi na lumaganap ng husto sa inyong mga barangay,” ani Malapitan.

Nasa 34,000 ang bilang ng mga residente sa Barangay 12 at mahigit 50 rito ang kumpirmadong dinapuan ng COVID-19.

Samantala, isinailalim naman simula ngayong araw sa extreme enhanced community quarantine ang Barangay 28 sa Caloocan City matapos makapagtala ng 28 active cases batay sa datos noong May 23. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Aiko Miguel)

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