An antinarcotics agent was wounded when a coworker accidentally fired his service firearm inside the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) headquarters in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City, on Monday night. PDEA agent Ryan Mabasa Pellovello, 25, was hit in the left arm after the gun being cleaned by fellow agent Julius For-og went off. He was taken to East Avenue Medical Center for treatment. Kamuning police station commander Supt. Limuel Obon said the accidental shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Monday. They learned about it from a PDEA security guard who called them up to report the incident.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Because some Quezon City barangay (village) officials are allegedly “hooked” on illegal drugs, the city government is considering to require them to undergo drug testing.
A TOTAL of P300,000 worth of surplus appliances were destroyed in a fire that gutted eight stalls in Port Area, Manila, on Monday. Fortunately, the blaze that started at 11:30 a.m. did not spread to the supplies warehouse of the Philippine Red Cross which was located nearby. Manila fire marshal Supt. Kaime Ramirez said the fire started at the stall owned by Khadi Rasid on Roberto S. Oca Street. The flames then spread to adjacent stalls with some vendors claiming they heard an explosion before the fire broke out. Although the stall owners lost their wares after the blaze spread to the warehouse behind their stalls, the fire did not reach the Red Cross-owned warehouse beside it. Arson investigators reported no injuries or deaths in the fire although damage to property was estimated at almost P300,000. The cause, on the other hand, remained under investigation. Maricar B. Brizuela
By Nestor Corrales
Instead of their guns, they carried the cross. Policemen of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Good Friday were made to carry the cross to atone for their sins in commemorating the Passion of Christ inside Camp Karingal in Quezon City.
At least 100 families were left homeless after a fire hit a village in Quezon city on Maundy Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.
At least two civilians were wounded after police accidentally shot them while pursuing a snatcher, Inquirer Radio 990AM reported Tuesday.
A truck driver was shot in the head by still unidentified men in Quezon City before dawn Monday.
A middle-aged bus driver died quite suddenly on Sunday in Quezon City as he was waiting for the match of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.
A councilor has pushed for a P10,000 burial assistance for Quezon City residents aged 100 and above.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Quezon City-based environmentalists are up in arms over a local council resolution asking Congress to lift the ban on incinerators to pave the way for the setup of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the city.
By Bong Lozada
Zambales may be more than a hundred kilometers away from Quezon City, yet tremors were still felt in the metropolitan area.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Around 150 families were left homeless by an hour-long fire that razed their houses in a Quezon City neighborhood early Friday.