Philippine National Police identified Jessie Carlos, the lone gunman in the Resorts World Manila attack.
MANILA – Jessie Carlos, 42 years old, quiet and a loner according to his neighbors. He was a resident of Sta. Cruz, Manila, and had a wife and three children.
He was a former tax specialist at the Department of Finance, but was removed from his job due to a complaint filed against him at the Office of the Ombudsman concerning an incorrect declaration of Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SALN).
He was a gambling addict who could not pay his P4-million debt and is separated from his wife.
In April, his addiction prompted his is relatives to ask the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to ban him from entering any casinos.
These are the reasons cited by the police in relation to Carlos’ attack at Resorts World Manila, Friday midnight.
Tracking the taxi he took, the cops found Carlos’ family.
The relatives confirmed the identity of the suspect through the images and CCTV footage.
Aside from this, his parents identified Carlos’ corpse through the autopsy results.
The suspect’s parents asked for forgiveness to the victims of the attack especially those who died in the incident.
“Humihingi po kami ng patawad, sa nagawa po ng anak ko, hindi po namin gusto ang nangyari. We’re really sorry,” Fernando Carlos, the suspect’s father said. (We asked for forgiveness, to what my son did. We didn’t want this to happen.We’re really sorry.)
Carlos’ mother calls on parents to stop their children from getting involved in bad vices.
“Kung maaari po sana, awatin po ninyo ang anak ninyo. Kami po namimighati rin po, di rin po namin matanggap na ang anak po namin, nalulong ng husto hangga’t umabot sa ganitong pangyayari,” Teodora Carlos, the suspect’s mother said. (If you can, stop your child. We’re really full of sorrow. We could not accept that our son was totally addicted and it has led to this incident.)
The police considers the case closed after the suspect has been identified. It has also put a stop to speculations that the incident was a terror attack.
“I think this already dispels all the notions, all the speculations on terrorism,” NCRPO Police Director Oscar Albayalde said. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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2 PNP officers sacked over death of detainee
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 4 Commander P/Supt Carlito Grijaldo and duty jailer PO3 Dennis Saño have been relieved of their posts effective Thursday, June 21, over the death of detainee, Genesis Argoncillo.
PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde has also instructed NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar to investigate if QCPD Director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Jr. should be relieved for command responsibility. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
125,000 jobs available in nationwide job fairs on Independence Day — DOLE
Nearly 125,000 job openings await Filipinos in job fairs across the country on June 12 in celebration of the nation’s 120th Independence Day.
Over 60,000 jobs are being offered for local employment. Top job vacancies include production machine operators, construction workers, company drivers, service crews, customer service representatives, factory workers and sales agents.
There are 7,000 vacant positions for officers and enlisted personnel in the AFP, PNP, Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Over 53,000 jobs overseas are open for service workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.
Foreign countries with job openings include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and New Zealand.
DOLE assured that all participating companies in the jobs and business fair will not offer contractual jobs in line with the government’s directive to regularize all workers and end illegal contractualization in the country.
“We saw to it that nothing like that is included. All these employers are legitimate,” said DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
108 nabbed in simultaneous anti-criminality operations in Rizal
Officers of the Rizal Provincial Police Office, headed by Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista (left), present suspects arrested in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
The Philippine National Police have arrested over 108 suspects in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
Alleged offenders were arrested for cases of frustrated murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft and car napping.
Thirty-nine of the suspects are on the wanted list; six of whom are among PNP’s most wanted persons; and two were killed in Antipolo City.
PNP Rizal Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista said, “Nung nakita po nila yung ating kapulisan na parating na ay pinutukan po sila. Syempre gumanti po yung ating kapulisan. At sa kasamaang palad ay naneutralize po nila yung dalawang tao na tungkol sa search warrant.”
(The suspects open fired when they saw the police approaching. The police retaliated of course and unfortunately killed two of the warrant’s subjects.)
Police confiscated from the arrested personalities seven loose firearms which include hand guns, shotguns and a hand grenade. They also found 237 sachets of suspected shabu and four sachets of suspected marijuana.
The Rizal Crime Laboratory Office is currently processing the evidence for presentation at the Rizal Prosecutors Office. — Jennica Cruz | UNTV News & Rescue