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‘Jueteng’ eyed in Quezon shootout

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The gun battle between alleged criminals and government security forces at a checkpoint in Quezon province late on Sunday was an offshoot of a turf war between rival syndicates involved in the numbers racket “jueteng” in Southern Tagalog, according to Inquirer sources in the Philippine National Police.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mimaropa police chief orders separate probe on Quezon shootout

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Police pass by the bullet-riddled vehicle of suspected criminals along a road in the town of Atimonan in Quezon province, about 140 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines late Sunday Jan. 7, 2013. Philippine army special forces and police killed 13 suspected criminals in a gunbattle Sunday in the latest violence to erupt in the country in the past week. AP/Aaron Favila

A senior police official, two other policemen, a soldier and an environmental group officer were among the 13 persons who were killed Sunday in Atimonan, Quezon, in what the Quezon police said was a shootout between law enforcers and suspected members of a crime syndicate operating in the Southern Tagalog region.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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