Quiapo road rage suspect captured

admin   •   July 29, 2016   •   2928

After an intensive 3-day manhunt, Quiapo road rage suspect, Vhon Tanto was captured in Masbate by the Philippine Army,Friday at around 11:40 a.m.

Tanto is an army reservist who figured in a shooting of cyclist Mark Vincent Geralde after an altercation that escalated to a fist fight along Quiapo, Manila last Monday night, July 25.

The incident was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) in which Tanto was positively identified by police as the shooter.

Armed Force of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said, the suspect will be turned over the Manila Police District (MPD)to face charges. (UNTV News & Rescue)

Traslacion of Black Nazarene faster than previous years

Marje Pelayo   •   January 9, 2020

The Black Nazarene is taken on a procession as Catholic devotees flock around to mark its feast day in Manila, Philippines, 09 January 2020. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

MANILA, Philippines — This year’s Traslacion of the Black Nazarene moved faster than in previous years, according to authorities.

From the starting point at Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, devotees were able to cross and reach Ayala Bridge and Palanca Street for almost five hours only specifically from 4:00am to 7:00am.

This year, the Andas was escorted and surrounded by police personnel forming the so-called ‘andas wall’ to ensure the safety of devotees.

The police force was divided into sectors, each headed by a police colonel or lieutenant colonel managing their team.

Upon reaching Ayala Bridge, the police let the devotees take control of the procession up to Arlegui Street.

From there, the andas took Nepomuceno counter flow to Concepcion Aguila street then to Carcer Street until it reached Plaza del Carmen.

The andas also passed through Bilibid Viejo Street;
Gil Puyat;
P. De Guzman;
Hidalgo Street;
Quezon Boulevard;
Palangca Street;
Quezom Bridge;
Villalobos Street;
and Plaza Miranda to its destination in Quiapo Church.

Several devotees, however, complained why the plan did not let the andas pass through the underpass in Quezon Bridge.

Authorities blocked the said underpass with a barricade.

“All areas were closed. They said we cannot cross there,” said a devotee from Cavite, Vivencio Agumbay.

“The road is closed even that passage at the side of the church,” lamented Danding Santos from Bulacan.

Several road closures annoyed devotees who were eager to see the Andas.

Some of them tried to knock down the barricade at the Quezon Bridge underpass.

They even attacked and broke the windshield of a police vehicle.

Despite the aggression, the police personnel remained calm and exercised maximum tolerance in dispersing the devotees. – MNP (with reports from Correspondent Vincent Arboleda)

70 passengers rescued after motorbanca’s engine trouble at sea

Marje Pelayo   •   December 19, 2019

MASBATE, Philippines – Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station in Masbate rescued 70 passengers of a motorbanca that encountered engine trouble at sea.

The sea vessel was plying the vicinity waters off San Miguel Island, Barangay Guinhadap, in the municipality of Monreal, Masbate going to Pilar, Sorsogon on Monday (December 16).

The PCG rescue team confirmed that the passengers were all safe.

All passengers were unharmed and were brought to Pilar Port.

Four suspected killers of Masbate town vice mayor, arrested

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 10, 2019

 Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III  (Photo: Mayor Charmax Yuson Facebook)

Police arrested four alleged suspects in the shooting of Batuan, Masbate town Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III on Wednesday (October 9) evening.

Yuson was shot while having a meal at a canteen on V.G. Cruz Street in Sampaloc, Manila on Wednesday morning.

Authorities immediately conducted pursuit operations and arrested the four individuals.

Yuson’s relatives immediately went to the police station to confirm the identities of the alleged suspects.

Charliemagne Yuson, one of the victim’s relatives, said the killing may be related to politics.

He also mentioned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Director Sandra Cam to be involved in the incident.

“Alam namin, pulitika ang dahilan ng lahat ng ito. Walang ibang gagawa niyan kundi si Sandra Cam tsaka ang anak niya na si Marco Martin Cam kasi sila lang ang may dahilan at rason para patayin ang aming tiyuhin (We know politics is involved. No one will commit it but Sandra Cam and her son, Marco Martin Cam because they have the reason to kill our uncle),” he said.

Meanwhile, in a statement, Cam denied the said allegations against her and her son.

“I have nothing to do with the ambush,” said Cam. “It is so unfair that our family is being dragged into this, we’ve moved on from that election.”

The Manila Police District has yet to release an update on the case including the identities of the alleged suspects.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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