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Woman falls from 4th floor of QC shopping mall

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

An unidentified woman (Photo by: Rafael Pelayo Jr. )

MANILA, Philippines — An unidentified woman is believed to have jumped to her death from the fourth floor of SM City North Edsa, Quezon City, Monday morning.

A salesman who was on the same floor as the victim said he saw the woman minutes before the incident, looking down at the ground floor when she suddenly stepped on a white stool and jumped. The witness ran to stop the victim but was too late.

According to SM City North Edsa the woman was immediately attended to and brought to Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) with the mall’s emergency response team but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The mall’s management is cooperating with local PNP on the ongoing investigation. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Missing names dismay voters in Quezon City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018

 

Voters searching for their names and polling precincts

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Several voters in various areas in Quezon City were not able to vote because they couldn’t find their names on the voters’ list of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections Monday, May 14.

In Barangay Payatas-B, some questioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as to why their names were missing when in fact, they voted in the 2016 presidential elections.

Aside from missing names, lack of consideration for senior citizens and persons with disability was also a common problem in the area. Voters were also dismayed over the absence of a  help desk to assist them.

“Hindi makita ang pangalan ko. Wala naman akong mapagtanungan. Ang sabi hanapin lang. Inikot ko na nang inikot, wala naman,” said voter Ramon Manaoag.

(I couldn’t find my name, and there was no one I could approach to assist. They just told me to continue searching. All my efforts were in vain.)

“Nawawala po ang mga pangalan. Nandyan ang presinto pero wala po ang pangalan…pahirap po talaga sa mga botante. May trabaho pa ko,” said voter Roland Torres.

(Names are missing. The precincts are there but the names are not…such a burden to voters. I still have work to do.)

In barangay Holy Spirit, members of the election board also admitted to lapses in the barangay list of voters.

“May nagki-claim na iyong asawa niya ay nakaboto last election pero wala ngayon. Iyong tatay niya na walong taon ng patay, nandoon ang pangalan,” observed election supervisor Noime Moncada.

(One was claiming that his spouse was able to vote in the last election but is not on the list this time. But his father, who has been dead for eight years, is on the list.) — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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MMDA: Expect heavy traffic as more works begin for MRT-7 on Monday

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018

MRT 7 construction and traffic along on Commonwealth Avenue-Philcoa

Quezon City, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded motorists to be more patient as the construction of MRT7 continues in different parts of Quezon City.

On Monday, April 30, MMDA will close the westbound lane of Regalado Highway from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, while the eastbound lane of Regalado Highway will open for one-way traffic to give way for the construction of the coping beam of MRT7. The road closure will start from 10:00 pm, Monday, to 5:00 am, Tuesday.

Meanwhile, all three lanes of both southbound and northbound lanes will be closed beginning May 1, Tuesday, along Commonwealth Avenue from Tandang Sora for the construction of MRT7 Tandang Sora Station and its elevated guideway.

Also, on the same day, demolition of the Tandang Sora flyover will begin as a prelude to the construction of the northbound and southbound flyover to be completed within a year.

In line with the project, two lanes along North Avenue will also close Monday for the construction of the underground guide-way to be completed within eight months. – Asher Cadapan Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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Bus conductor steals passenger’s phone

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

The victim’s cellphone that the conductor allegedly tried to steal

MANILA, Philippines — A bus conductor was brought to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 6 after a passenger accused him of stealing his phone.

According to eyewitness, Jason Posadas, the conductor, Charlie Camani, stole the mobile phone of Antolin Adlawan while the latter was dozing off; his phone lying on his side.

“Nung tinekitan ako ng konduktor, kinuha niya yung cellphone. Palinga-linga.  Akala niya, hindi ko napansin,” said the eyewitness.

(When he was handing me the ticket, he took [Adlawan’s] cell phone. He was looking around, he thought I didn’t notice.)

Posadas assumed that Camani would return the phone when Adlawan wakes, but it did not happen.

Camani lashed out at the victim instead when confronted about the missing gadget.

“Kasi naasar na ko sa kanya. Sinakal ako. Pinagpipilitan niya na nasa ibabaw yung cellphone niya,” said the suspect.

(I was pissed off. He tried to strangle me. He was insisting his phone was lying on top.)

When  authorities checked the suspect’s bag, they found the phone which was worth P3,500.)

Adlawan, however, decided to drop his complaint against Camani so the police had to release him. Nevertheless the suspect will likely be fired as the incident has been reported to his operator.  — UNTV News & Rescue

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