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One suspected drug pusher killed in Taguig buy-bust op

Over P2 million worth of “shabu” seized, five arrested (Eagle News) — One suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation in Taguig on Thursday, March 7, that also yielded over P2 million worth of suspected shabu. The Quezon City Police District said Alex Abdul, alias Manila Boy, was killed in the shootout that ensued after Abdul fired at authorities who were out to arrest him in Barangay South Signal Village at 1:27 p.m. […]

33 families lose homes in Caloocan fire; BFP says arson possible

(Eagle News)–At least 33 families lost their homes after a fire believed to be intentionally started hit several houses and a motorshop in Caloocan on Friday, March 8. The Bureau of Fire Protection said some witnesses saw clothes soaked in gasoline in different parts of the Dela Cruz compound in Barangay 181, where the fire, which destroyed P500,000 worth of property, broke out past 1 a.m. Authorities believe the blaze started in the motor shop […]

Rookie cop nabbed in buy-bust operation in Manila

(Eagle News)–A policeman was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Thursday night. The National Capital Region Police Office identified the suspect as Patrolman Ferdinand Rafael, who was assigned at the District Admin Holding Unit of the Manila Police District. The operation in Sampaloc against Rafael stemmed from a concerned citizen’s complaint the policeman frequented his room to try to sell him illegal drugs. Recovered from Rafael were 11 small packs of suspected worth […]

4 suspected car thieves killed in shootout with police in Muntinlupa

(Eagle News) — Four suspected car thieves were killed in a shootout with police in Muntinlupa on Friday, March 8. According to an initial report, the shootout in Barangay Poblacion ensued after the four opened fire on authorities who had flagged down the Hyundai Accent, with conduction number MP 0669, they were on in Barangay Poblacion at 5:25 a.m. The authorities reportedly did this as the car had been reported stolen. The police are still […]

2 American fugitives nabbed in separate BI operations

(Eagle News) — Two American fugitives were arrested in separate operations by immigration agents this month, the Bureau of Immigration said on Thursday, March 7. In a statement, the BI said Apollo Cioffi, 46, who has a warrant for arrest for assault issued by a superior court in San Francisco,  was arrested on March 1 in a Baguio mall. Four days later, William Schweizer, 32, who has a standing warrant for felony battery by strangulation issued by […]

Duterte to Eleazar: I have your back

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, March 6, said he was backing National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar. Duterte issued the statement after a visibly irate Eleazar gave the Eastern Police District’s P02 Marlo Quibete, who had been arrested after his group allegedly extorted P80,000 from the live-in partner of a drug suspect, and took their motorcycle in  exchange for the dropping of drug charges against him, a tongue-lashing before the media as he held […]

EPD director, Pasay police chief relieved for command responsibility

(Eagle News)—-Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday, March 6, sacked a police director and a chief of police following the arrest of some of their men for alleged extortion. Relieved were Eastern Police director Brigadier General Bernabe Balba and Pasay City Police Station commander Colonel Noel Flores for command responsibility. Their relief took place after Corporal Marlo Siblao Quibete of the EPD’s Drug Enforcement Unit was nabbed for allegedly extorting cash from one Eva […]

Russian fugitive nabbed in Manila

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Immigration has arrested a Russian wanted for fraud in his home country. In a statement, the BI said Anton Likharev, 37, was arrested at the tourist visa section at the agency headquarters in Manila on Tuesday, March 5, after he tried to extend his temporary visitor’s visa. The BI said Likharev, who had been staying in the country since 2016, was wanted in Russia for “large-scale crimes involving acquisition of other people’s property […]

Following arrest of policeman allegedly involved in kidnap-for-ransom activities, Eleazar relieves entire anti-illegal drugs unit of Pasay police station

(Eagle News)—-National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday, March 6, relieved all members of the drug enforcement unit of a Pasay police station following the arrest of a policeman allegedly involved in kidnap-for-ransom activities. Relieved after the arrest of Police Corporal Anwar Encarnacion Nasser by the Counter-Intelligence Task Force in an entrapment operation early in the day, around 4 a.m., were members of the Pasay police station 1 drug unit. Nasser’s three […]

DPWH starts desilting of Manila Bay; operations set 16 hours a day, six days a week for 4 months

  (Eagle News) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started the much-awaited desilting operations of Manila Bay on Tuesday, March 5, which will be done six days a week for about four months. Dubbed “Sagip Manila Bay,” the desilting of the bay will be done 16 hours a day, six days a week and will utilize 50 men and a total of 28 equipment, according to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar. The DPWH […]

Guevarra orders NBI, BuCor to probe alleged illegal drug activities of Bilibid inmate

(Eagle News) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Corrections to probe the alleged illegal drug activities of an inmate serving his sentence at the New Bilibid Prison, and to file the necessary charges against those who may be allowing the same. In directing the two bureaus to conduct a case build-up against Rustico Ygot in Department Order No. 3, Guevarra cited Republic Act No. 10867 […]