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San Juan police chief, SWAT members sacked, probed for fatal hostage drama


The chief of the San Juan City police and members of his Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were relieved of their posts Thursday as an investigation got under way on their possible lapses in handling the June 27 hostage drama that left a lawyer and a security guard dead.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lawyer killed in 10-hour San Juan hostage drama

STREET SHOWER  A family rides through a “storm” during Tuesday’s Wattah-Wattah Festival in San Juan, the city’s way of celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist.  LYN RILLON

After almost 10 hours of negotiations, the hostage-taker was beginning to “soften up”—until he heard a vehicle siren wailing in the street. Thinking that a police assault was under way, he panicked, became more desperate and finally made good his threat to shoot his captive.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawyer, security guard killed in 13-hour hostage crisis

Police negotiates with a hostage taker inside a commercial building in San Juan City on Tuesday morning. Photo by Erwin Aguilon/Radyo Inquirer

The thirteen-hour hostage drama in a commercial building in San Juan City ended in tragedy on Tuesday morning after the victim lawyer and the hostage-taker security guard were killed, police said.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

2 killed after being struck by falling steel beams

They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two people were killed after they were hit by falling steel beams as they were inside a mess hall in a construction site in San Juan City on Monday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Beauty guru sues biz aide for P10-M theft

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Feeling betrayed and cheated by someone she had treated “like a sister,” the head of a popular chain of skin-care and slimming clinics has accused her general manager of stealing around P10 million from her businesses in a span of five years.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »