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Drilon says policemen who arrest loiterers can be “liable for arbitrary arrest”; Poe bats for cops’ “orientation” beforehand

By Meanne Corvera Eagle News Service The policemen who continue to arrest loiterers can be “liable for arbitrary arrest,” Senator Franklin Drilon said on Thursday, June 21. According to Drilon, “vagrancy,” after all, was “not a crime.” “I do not know on what basis the arrests are being made. There must be a crime committed,” Drilon said. President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered the Philippine National Police to intensify the operations, denied, however, that arrests were […]

QCPD denies man mauled to death while in detention

(Eagle News) — The Quezon City Police District on Thursday, June 21, denied a family’s allegations one of their detainees had died because he was mauled while under their custody. In a statement, the QCPD said the allegations of the family of Genesis Argoncillo alias Tisoy, who was arrested for alarm and scandal on June 15, were “mere conjectures until an autopsy is performed.” According to the QCPD, Dr. Jethiel Fabon had certified there were […]

Albayalde defends intensified campaign vs loiterers

By Mar Gabriel Eagle News Service Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday, June 20, said his men will continue to intensify operations against loiterers unless a court orders a stop to it. An angry Albayalde issued the statement amid criticisms the intensified campaign could lead to a violation of the rights of some individuals. “Let’s stop telling, conditioning people that this is a violation of their rights..,” he said. According to Albayalde, there […]

MMDA suspends towing firm for illegal towing of motorcycles

  By Phoebe Salvador Eagle News Service   (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has indefinitely suspended a towing company that brought towed motorcycles to its garage instead of the agency’s impounding site. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said in a press briefing on Tuesday, June 19 the accreditation of Arrom Towing Services and its six tow trucks were indefinitely suspended in response to a complaint of a motorcycle rider. Based on […]

Mga tricycle na bumibiyahe sa nat’l road sa Katipunan Avenue, QC, hinuli ng LTFRB

(Eagle News) — Isa-isang hinarang ng mga operatiba ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) at Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) ang mga pampasaherong tricycle sa kahabaan ng Katipunan Avenue partikular na sa CP Garcia sa Quezon City Martes ng umaga, Hunyo 19. Ilan sa mga naabutan ng I-ACT at LTFRB ay ang mga tricycle na punong-puno ng sakay na mga estudyante. Ang resulta nalate sa pagpasok sa eskuwelahan ang ilang mga estudyante na […]

Mahigit P2M halaga ng shabu at tatlong baril nasabat sa buy-bust operation sa Quezon City

(Eagle News) — Nasabat sa isinagawang buy-bust operation ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) ang aabot sa mahigit na P2 milyong halaga ng shabu sa Quezon City Martes ng gabi. Target ng isinagawang operasyon sa Katipunan Avenue ang isang Jayson Lagumbay at ang iba pa nitong mga kasamahan na sina Jorge Golfo, Leonardo Jacinto, isang alyas Jay maging ang dalawa pang mga menor de edad na pinag-hihinalaaang ginagawang mga drug courier. Napag-alaman naman ng mga […]

Former MILF member, uncle nabbed in buy-bust operation in QC

By Mar Gabriel Eagle News Service Authorities on Monday, June 18, arrested a former member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and his uncle after they sold P50,000 worth of shabu to a police poseur-buyer in Quezon City, the police said on Tuesday, June 19. The suspects were identified as Kasle Manap alias Castro from Cotabato, and his uncle Ibrahim Usman. According to Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, the two sold the […]

Halos 1,000 tambay, arestado ng QCPD sa ilalim ng Oplan Galugad

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Sa loob lamang ng halos tatlong araw na pagpapatupad ng panghuhuli ng mga tambay sa atas ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Aabot na sa halos isanlibo katao ang mga nahuli ng Quezon City Police District sa kanilang pinaigting na Oplan Galugad sa lungsod. Ayon sa otoridad, malaki ang maitutulong ng nasabing kampanya sa pagpapababa ng krimen sa lipunan. At dahil sa pagpapatupad ng disiplina ay maiiwasan ng mga kabataan ang […]

La Mesa Dam water level rises by 2 meters after week-long rains

  (Eagle News) — The water elevation at La Mesa Dam, the water source of most households in Metro Manila, rose by two meters following almost a week of heavy rains. State weather bureau PAGASA reported that the dam’s reservoir water level reached 72.66 meters on June 15 from the recorded 70.51 meters on June 8. Despite the significant rise, however, the said water level was still considered “a low critical level,” being below its standard operating […]

Tatlong pulis naaktuhang natutulog ni NCRPO Chief Eleazar

(Eagle News) — Muling nag-ikot sa nakalipas na magdamag sa mga istasyon ng pulis sa Metro Manila si National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Guillermo Eleazar. Sa pag-iikot ni Eleazar, tatlong pulis ang nadatnan niyang natutulog sa mga binabantayang istasyon ng pulisya. Kabilang dito ang desk officer sa PCP-2 ng Novaliches Police Station. Sarado ang PCP nang dumating si Eleazar pero dahil glass door o gawa sa salamin ang pintuan, kita sa labas na […]

Senate starts use of 15 modernized jeepneys from DOTr for its employees

(Eagle News) — Starting Monday, June 18, Senate employees have begun using 15 modernized jeepneys from the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The launching of modernized jeepneys was part of the department’s program under Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). The routes approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be operated by the Senate Employees Service Cooperative (SETSCO). SETSCO is one of the three pre-selected cooperatives in the initial implementation of the […]

Fire hits residential area in Manila

(Eagle News)–A residential area caught fire in Manila on Sunday, June 17. The fire hit several houses on Geronimo St. in Sampaloc. So far, the alarm has been raised to third. Authorities are still trying to put out the fire. There are no reported injuries so far.