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Traffic enforcer caught sniffing shabu inside MMDA toilet

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, 21 September 2018 01:26 PM

The alleged shabu-sniffing traffic enforcer (blurred) at the police station


MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A traffic enforcer was arrested after he was caught sniffing shabu inside the lavatory of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) office.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said they received a report from another employee who saw Aluyen in the act of using illegal drugs.

“May pinapunta akong mga tao. May Intelligence Department kami dito. Mag-isa raw siya. Ang hirap kausap kahit anong imbestiga ang gawin ko. Ang hirap pala kausap ng may tama,” Garcia said during a press briefing on Thursday (September 20).

The enforcer was identified as Rommel Aluyen who has been with the agency for 15 years prior to the arrest.

Garcia already recommended to MMDA Chairman Danny Lim the dismissal of Aluyen and the filing of administrative charges against him. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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P90-M worth of shabu stuffed inside car mufflers seized

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:07 PM

13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million

MANILA, Philippines — A shipment containing 13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million was intercepted at the DHL warehouse by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The contraband was stuffed inside car mufflers and smuggled into the country from California.

The drug haul was turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday (February 12).

Authorities declined to provide the name of the consignee but assured that criminal complaints against the party responsible for the shipment are currently being processed. — Nel Maribojoc

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PDEA seizes over P1-M suspected shabu in Taguig entrapment op

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:10 PM

suspected shabu

MANILA, Philippines — Two drug suspects were nabbed at the parking lot of Sunshine Mall in Taguig City on Monday (February 4) by the joint forces of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 4-A (Calabarzon) and PDEA-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The suspects were identified as Abdul Kalipa, 19, and Jamil Umpar, 29, who hail from Marawi and North Cotabato respectively.

Two hundred grams (200g) of suspected shabu worth P1.2 million were seized from the suspects.

PDEA said that the information given by their office at Camp Vicente Lim helped greatly in the arrest of the suspects who were operating in Taguig.

The suspects strongly denied any involvement in illegal drugs.

“’Di ko alam na ganyan ang laman. Sabi niya sakin chocolate. Biglaan ang pangyayari. Kung alam ko lang na ganyan ang laman ng plastic, sinauli ko na sa kaniya,” said Umpar.

“Hindi ko naman po alam na may dala pong iligal po. Pumasok ako sa sasakyan tapos hindi ko naman po alam na may dalang iba,” said Kalipa.

The suspects will face drug charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. —Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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Higher penalty for illegal parking takes effect Jan. 7

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 7 January 2019 02:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) swept down the service road of Roxas Boulevard in line with the agency’s new initiative against illegal parking.

Several motorists complained because the amount of penalty was indeed high not only for unauthorized parking but other traffic violations as well.

“Sana huwag naman ganoon kataas. Kasi katulad naming mga driver, nagpapa-receive kami sa mga sangay ng gobyerno tapos wala namang parking (space) iyang mga iyan. Paano naman mga driver, kawawa,” said Blas Vinluan.

“Wala pong magagawa kundi sumunod lng. Kaya lang nagkataon lang po talaga nagde-deliver lang po ako. Mabigat po iyon kasi gastusin rin po iyan,” Ralph de Leon said.

Aside from unattended vehicles, MMDA personnel also issued tickets for driver-less vehicles illegally parked along the service road.

Based on MMDA Regulation Number 18-008, attended but illegally parked vehicles will incur a fine of P1,000 from the previous P200.

Meanwhile, fines for unattended but illegally parked vehicles has been raised to P2,000 from the previous P500.

For road obstruction, the penalty has been raised to P1,000 from the previous P150.

For violation of the yellow lane policy, the penalty now is P1,000 from the previous P500.

The implementation of higher penalty for illegally parked vehicles has been deferred in December to give motorists enough time to adjust.

Apprehended drivers may pay the amount due at any Bayad Center or at the MMDA office within seven days from the day of apprehension. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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