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Metro Briefs: Jan. 7, 2019

Pasay village official killed

A 28-year-old village secretary in Pasay City was killed right outside the barangay hall on Saturday, the police said.

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Jackielyn Antonio, the secretary of Barangay 124 in Pasay City, was shot repeatedly by an unidentified man who escaped with his cohort on a motorcycle without a license plate.

Antonio was rushed to Pasay City General Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival at 6 p.m.

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Case investigator SPO3 Genomar Geraldino said they had yet to determine the motive behind Antonio’s killing.

“It’s a blank slate right now,” Geraldino told the Inquirer, adding: “So far, her family has been saying that she had no enemies.”

While the nature of her job as a barangay official would naturally merit scrutiny, the police said that based on current information, Antonio did not appear to have any adversaries.

Geraldino could not yet confirm whether Antonio was on any drug watch list.

The police were also still reviewing closed-circuit television camera footage of the killing which happened on 16 De Agosto Street at Barangay 124.

Geraldino said eight cartridge cases and three bullets fired from a .45-caliber pistol were recovered at the crime scene. —Matthew Reysio-Cruz

BI agents nab fake Pinoy

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An overstaying Korean has been arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) when he misrepresented himself as a Filipino while attempting to leave the country.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that Kwak Dong Hee, 26, was recently apprehended at the departure area of Naia Terminal 3 as he was about to board a flight to Saigon, Vietnam.

Kwak remains detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, where he awaits deportation proceedings.

Morente said Kwak had presented a Filipino passport identifying him as Erik Nacis, supposedly a half-Filipino and half-Korean man born in 1992 in Meycauayan, Bulacan.

However, the immigration officer processing Kwak’s papers became suspicious after noticing that he could not speak Filipino or any other local language.

Kwak later admitted that he was Korean and he bought the Philippine passport for P120,000 from another Korean based in Manila. —Tina G. Santos

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