Thieves hit Phil. Pedia Society
Thieves broke into the office of a medical organization over the weekend in Quezon City and took nearly P140,000 in cash and gadgets. The burglary at one of the offices of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) building was discovered only on Monday morning. The PPS is a specialty division of the Philippine Medical Association and has over 4,000 members, according to its website.
Case investigator PO3 Rodolfo Ramos of the Anonas police station said the office, located on Kalayaan Avenue in Barangay Malaya, was unattended but was not locked. On Monday morning, utility worker Rose Legaspi came in early and found the office in disarray but she did not report the matter since she thought this was the norm.
It was only after three other employees came in that the burglary became apparent. Administrative officer Josie Sebetero said she lost two laptop computers worth P74,000 while secretaries Leonora Sabala and Rona Orayo said they lost P54,000 and P11,300 in cash, respectively. The police learned that the office was guarded over the weekend by two security guards who were stationed at the third floor of the PPS building. Julie M. Aurelio
Cabbie slain, girl wounded in QC
A taxi driver who had just stepped out of his house on Luzon Avenue, Quezon City, to buy cigarettes at a nearby store was gunned down on Monday night by four men on two motorcycles. The police are still trying to determine who would want Carlo Toldanes dead. The 28-year-old cab driver died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds while teenager Rose Ann dela Torre who was just passing by the area ended up in the hospital after a stray bullet hit her in the foot. Case investigator PO2 Rhic Pittong said witnesses saw four men on two motorcycles chasing Toldanes around 10 p.m. on Monday. They cornered him and then one of them took out a gun and shot him several times. Julie M. Aurelio
UP Class ’54 grand reunion set
The University of the Philippines (UP) Class of 1954 will be celebrating its diamond jubilee during the grand reunion on June 21, 2014. Class members should send their name (with maiden name), contact numbers and e-mail address to UPAA board member Ligaya Lualhati-Tankeh (BSE ’54) at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1101. They can also call (632) 9206868 or send an e-mail to [email protected].