Metro Briefs: Aug. 8, 2019
Manila dorms to be checked after hidden cam found in toilet
MANILA, Philippines — Dormitories and boarding houses in Manila will be inspected after a landlord was arrested for allegedly installing a hidden camera in a bathroom.
Executive Order No. 25, which Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed on Tuesday night, created a committee to check whether dormitories were operating in compliance with city regulations, including the building and fire codes.
Earlier, Noe Nodalo, 69, owner of a dormitory on Dela Fuente Street in Sampaloc District, was arrested for violation of the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Law.
A police report said one of Nodalo’s tenants became suspicious when he asked her why there was a man in the bathroom.
Wondering how Nodalo knew, she checked the bathroom and found a hidden camera installed at a wall clock inside the bathroom.
She reported him to barangay officials who called the police. —Nikka G. Valenzuela
Shooting victim turns out to be robbery suspect
MANILA, Philippines — A man who ended up in the hospital for a bullet wound turned out to be a robbery suspect being sought by the Manila police.
Alfredo Aparis was found by Santa Ana policemen at Makati Medical Center on Tuesday night, hours after he was brought there by concerned citizens.
A police report said Aparis, 45, was the suspect in a robbery case in Santa Ana District.
A 16-year-old student reported that her cell phone was taken by an armed motorcycle rider at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
During a follow-up operation, the police spotted the suspect in San Andres Bukid, leading to a firefight.
Although wounded, Aparis fled on his motorcycle, but he dropped a bag containing the victim’s phone, a grenade, drug paraphernalia and the clothes he wore during the robbery.
When he was found by two concerned citizens at 5 p.m. in Makati City, Aparis told them that he had been shot by unidentified men in Pasay City.
At 7:20 p.m., the Santa Ana police told their Makati counterparts that Aparis was a robbery suspect, prompting them to place him under hospital arrest. —Dexter Cabalza
‘Future of Power’ dialogue comes to Manila
MANILA, Philippines — The first “Future of Power” (FOP) dialogue in Asia will be held on Friday at Makati Shangri-La, with over 50 participants from government and private groups.
The dialogues gather “influencers” from various sectors for open, focused and purposeful discussions.
Awarded African industrialist Nizar Juma, head of the advisory board, is hosting the Manila forum with Brahma Kumaris Philippines.
“The aim of FOP is to get current leaders to share individual strategies as responsible trustees of power, and then cultivate collective approaches,” Juma said.
Over 65 FOP dialogues have been held in India, Nepal, Australia and the United States.
Juma chairs the board of over 70 corporations in Africa, in addition to Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, a Swiss for-profit group with investments worldwide.
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