Nag-abandona sa matandang babae sa tulay sa Maynila, arestado
Robie de Guzman • September 4, 2020 • 1701
MANILA, Philippines – Nasa kamay na ng mga otoridad ang mga nag-abandona sa isang senior citizen sa ilalim ng isang tulay sa Maynila.
Ayon sa Manila Police District Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD-SMaRT), nahuli ngayong Biyernes si Ephraim Tan Yap, 51, pagkatapos ng isinagawa nilang operasyon.
Ayon kay SMaRT Chief Rosalino Ibay Jr., si Yap ay pamangkin ng matandang babae na kinilalang si Fulgencia Tan na kamakailan ay natagpuang nag-iisa at nakahiga sa ilalim ng McArthur Bridge.
“Nalaman natin na ang victim ay isang person with disability (PWD) at senior citizen. We conducted a follow-up operation na nagresulta sa pagkaka-aresto ng tatlong malefactor natin,” ani Ibay.
Sa pagharap kay Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, sinabi ni Yap na tatlong linggong na-confine ang matanda sa isang ospital at napunta sa kanya ang responsibilidad sa pag-aalaga rito nang mamatay ang asawa nito.
Ngunit sa halip na alagaan, lumapit umano siya sa isa pang suspek na si Emerita Decilio upang magpatulong na dalhin ang matanda sa isang charity group.
Inabutan niya umano si Decilio ng perang nagkakahalaga ng P1,500 para ipambili ng pangangailangan ng kanyang tiyahin.
“Lumapit po ako kay Emie, pagtapos po noon pumunta kaming barangay para sa certication na inaabandona ko na ang auntie ko. Kaya humingi po ako ng tulong para maipadala siya sa mga center,” ang wika ni Yap.
Inamin naman ni Decilio na inabandona niya ang matanda matapos umano silang tanggihan ng nilapitang grupo.
“Mayroon na po akong certificate sa barangay na si Mrs. Tan ay abandoned kaya kailangan tanggapin ng Missionary of Charity kasi abandoned na,” paliwanag ni Decilio.
“Pero wala pong tumanggap sa’min, kaya desperado na po ako. Aaminin ko po iniwan ko po,” dagdag pa niya.
Ayon kay Ibay, mahaharap ang mga suspek sa kasong paglabag sa Article 275 ng Revised Penal Code o ‘Abandonment of Persons in Danger and Abandonment of One’s own Victim.’
Kabilang din sa mga sasampahan ng kaso ang drayber ng tricycle na inarkila ni Decilio na si Rogelio Espino.
Grab PH has announced the resumption of its 24/7 services in Manila and other selected areas across the country.
The new service hours for Grab PH will be effective October 20 in the following areas: Manila (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Pampanga (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Cebu (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Baguio (GrabTaxi), Naga (GrabTaxi), Bacolod (GrabTaxi), Iloilo (GrabTaxi), Cagayan de Oro (GrabTaxi) & Davao (GrabTaxi).
The ride-hailing firm also reminded passengers about the minimum health safety protocols that must be observed, including wearing of face masks and face shields in public transportation.
Grab will also implement cashless payment as mandated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). AAC
MANILA, Philippines – Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers, market vendors and employees of various establishments in the Philippine capital will be provided with free RT-PCR tests, the Manila City government said Wednesday.
In a statement, the city’s public information office said Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso issued the order which will cover employees of malls, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, and vendors in public markets as well as drivers of e-trikes, pedicabs, tricycles, jeepneys and buses operating in the city.
Under Domagoso’s Executive Order No. 39, the Manila Health Department was tasked to provide free swab tests to said workers.
The order follows the launch of Sta. Ana Hospital’s second molecular laboratory, which has the capacity to process around 1,000 tests daily. The additional laboratory will raise the hospital’s test processing capacity to 30,000 a month.
“The real threat of COVID-19 will continue to persist in our community, thereby sending fear to every person of getting infected with it. This fear will affect not only the individual preferences and behavior or every person, but also the economic growth (of the city),” Domagoso said.
“In order to allay the fear of getting infected with COVID-19, there is a need to assure the public that employees of these frequently visited establishments are COVID-19 free and thus spur economic activities,” he added.
Mayor Isko also directed the Manila Bureau of Permits and Licensing Office, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau to “require establishments under their jurisdiction to require filling up mandatory health declaration forms for contact tracing purposes.”
The Mayor also said the testing center is open to all Manileños and non-Manileños.
“Kahit sino, puwede magpa-test dito. Kahit hindi taga-Maynila (Anyone can be tested here even if you’re not a Manila resident). [The COVID-19 pandemic] is a universal problem. We have to approach it inclusively. That is why this is open to all and for free,” he said.
Domagoso added that another swab testing laboratory will be opened by the Manila City government. AAC
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