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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“Fake” cop nabbed in Pasay City
Authorities nabbed a motorcycle rider disguised as police at a checkpoint along NAIA road in Pasay City Wednesday.
The suspect, identified as Felix Verona, 35, is actually a tricycle driver and a resident of Velasquez, Tondo in Manila.
Verona, who was wearing a police uniform, was stopped by Pasay City Police personel at the checkpoint at Chapel Road for not wearing a helmet. He was asked to present proper identification but the inspecting authority discovered his ID was fake. Verona later confessed that he has never been a cop.
“Malinaw po na peke ang I.D. niya kasi sa orihinal na PNP ID eh merong middle name ‘yon. Y’ung sa kaniya, inisyal lang, letter C lang…Tsaka yung badge number niya eh malayong-malayo sa edad niya at saka sa serbisyo niya,” PO3 Robinson Alsol, the Pasay police investigator said.
(It is clear that he’s using a fake ID because on an original PNP I.D. the full middle name is printed — his is just an initial letter. And his badge number does not match his age and service.)
When the police further inspected Verona, a four-inch knife was found in his garment.
Verona will face charges for usurpation of authority, illegal use of uniform and insignia for violation of the Omnibus Election Code. — Asher Cadapan Jr.| UNTV News & Rescue
16.5L liquid cocaine haul near Calaguas Island alarms PNP
The PNP presented to reporters 16.5 liters of liquid cocaine with a street value of P130 million and 28 packets of the illegal substance valued at P280 million.
LAGUNA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday expressed concern over the successive discoveries of cocaine in the waters north of the country.
“This is something new sa atin dahil usually nakikita natin dito ay shabu, dito is cocaine. Iyong source niya as of this time di pa natin ma-certain at kung saan ide-deliver,” Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Vicente, Laguna Tuesday.
(This is something new to us because we usually see shabu, but this time it’s cocaine. We are uncertain of its source and intended recipient as of this time.)
Albayalde presented before members of media 28 packets of cocaine valued at P280 million fished in the waters of Camarines Norte on April 15.
The packets of cocaine are aside from a container of suspected liquid cocaine found floating off the waters near Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte last Sunday, April 22. Authorities said the 16.5 liters of liquid substance can be used to make at least 13 kilograms of cocaine which will have a street value of P130 million.
Albayalde said another group of fishermen found a device floating near the waters where the liquid substance was found. The device was later identified as a tracking device.
“Locator ito para makuha kung saan itong mga cocaine na nagfofloat na ito..Already high tech nga lang ito kasi may tracking device ito probably may app ito sa cellphone,” Albayalde explained. The device will be sent to technical experts for further examination.
(It is a locator that tracks these floating cocaine…they are already high tech because it uses a tracking device which probably has an app on the cellphone.)
The PNP chief thanked the fishermen for not taking advantage of the contraband. He promised to assist them in claiming their reward from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for their efforts.
Meanwhile, police are still tracing the origin of the discovered illegal substance. — Japhet Cablaida | UNTV News & Rescue
Malacañang to release detailed report on drug-related killings
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Malacañang is planning to disclose next week a detailed report on drug-related killings in legitimate operations held by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
This is in response to calls from the international community critical of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign.
“In a few months, I will have a file each for every killing reported by the PNP indicating that there was no excessive use of force,” Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque said.
Roque added that “if there’s reason to file charges against the killers,” he will encourage such move to clear accusations that the government is not acting on the issues of drug-related killings in the country. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue