PDEA seizes over P70 million worth of shabu in Cavite, Parañaque

Marje Pelayo   •   June 5, 2018   •   4223

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino presented the four drug suspects and confiscated shabu worth P74.8 million at a press briefing. 

 

QUEZON CITY, the Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has seized more than P70-million worth of shabu in two simultaneous operations in Cavite and Parañaque City.

Authorities nabbed four suspects in separate operations that yielded a total of 11 kilograms of shabu valued at P74.8 million.

The suspects were identified as Dolores Dela Cruz, 51; Melchor Robelles,29; Daniel Hernandez, 21; and William Ibañez.

According to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) tipped them about a suspicious package traced from a freight forwarding service at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. PDEA personnel proceeded to inspect the package. After confirming that the substance was shabu, operatives launched a simultaneous massive manhunt in Barangay San Martin De Porres in Parañaque and in San Nicolas in Bacoor, Cavite.

Operatives seized from suspects in the Parañaque operation, one box containing six kilograms of shabu declared as grill pans and stool bars valued at P44.2 million.

Meanwhile, authorities in Cavite also seized another box containing more than 4 kilograms of shabu, declared as piano chairs, valued at P30.6 million.

The suspects are now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

Cavite governor calls for additional COVID-19 vaccine supply

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 9, 2021

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla is calling on the Department of Health (DOH) and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. for additional supply of COVID-19 vaccine.

Remulla reported that the number of cases in Cavite Province is almost at critical level. He said vaccines are immediately distributed to residents but it is only at four percent of their target per month.

“We’ve been vaccinating 4% a month […] aabot tayo ng another 20 months bago  magkaroon ng herd immunity (it might take 20 months before we reach herd immunity),” he said during the virtual public briefing on Monday (August 9).

Out of 2,441,502 eligible recipients in the province, Cavite has fully vaccinated 407,864 of them, reflecting a vaccination rate of 16.7 percent.

Remulla also confirmed that they plan to procure 1.5 million doses of Novavax and another 1 million more doses early next year for the province to reach herd immunity. AAC

Cavite town mayor resigns due to health reasons

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 4, 2021

Mayor Walter Echevarria Jr. of General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite has resigned due to health reasons.

In an official statement, Echevarria said there have been changes in his health condition which compel him to leave his current post.

Ako po ay lubos na nagpapakumbabang iwan ang aking pwesto upang kayo po ay mapaglingkuran ng mas tapat at nararapat. Maging ako po ay nalulungkot sa aking naging desisyon subalit mas kailangan natin ng isang lider na may kakayahang pamunuan ang bayan sa gitna ng pandemya,” he said.

(I am humbly leaving my post to ensure that the public is served sincerely and more appropriately. I too am saddened by this decision but what is needed more now is a leader capable of leading the town through the pandemic.)

He also encouraged the public to continue supporting the projects and programs of the local government. AAC

11-hour service interruption to hit Maynilad customers in Parañaque City

Marje Pelayo   •   July 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Maynilad customers in portions of Parañaque City are advised to prepare for water service interruption in the afternoon of Monday (July 12).

In a tweet, the water concessionaire said clients in Parañaque City will have low pressure to no water supply beginning 2:00 p.m. of Monday (July 12) until 1:00 a.m. of Tuesday (July 13).

The said water service interruption is due to raw water quality issue from Laguna Lake entering the firm’s Putatan treatment plant.

“We are continuously monitoring the water quality in Laguna Lake even as we conduct system adjustments to optimize the limited supply,” Maynilad said.

Specifically, the areas affected are BF Homes, Don Bosco, Marcelo Green, San Antonio, San Martin de Porres, and Sucat.

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