MetroBriefs: Japanese, partner yield fake P500, P200 bills

/ 12:16 AM April 26, 2016

A JAPANESE woman and her live-in partner were arrested after they used a fake P500 bill to buy shirts in Pasay City on Sunday night.

Yuki Koguchi from Tokyo, Japan, and Abdul Datumanong, both residents of Sitio Imelda in Taguig City, later yielded P10,400 worth of fake money.


According to the police report, the two paid P500 for two shirts from a stall on Taft Avenue Extension near Baclaran market around 9 p.m.

The vendor, however, noticed that the bill was fake, prompting her to ask help from a barangay watchman who called the police.


During questioning, Koguchi yielded a wallet which contained several fake P500 and P200 bills totaling P10.400.

Senior Supt. Joel Doria, Pasay police chief, said the couple would be charged with estafa and illegal possession and use of false treasury and bank notes.

The two are currently detained in the city police headquarters on F.B. Harrison Street. Maricar B. Brizuela and John Cyril Yee

Medical City bags fourth ‘Gold’

THE MEDICAL City (TMC) has earned its fourth Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Programs from the US-based Joint Commission International (JCI) by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally recognized healthcare standards.

As one of the JCI-accredited global healthcare organizations in more than 90 countries, TMC, with its main facility in Pasig City, is the first JCI-accredited healthcare institution in the Philippines since 2006.

The JCI evaluates more than 20,000 organizations worldwide and inspires them to excel in providing safe and effective care to patients.


TMC also won first place and was chosen Best in Global Benchmarking Award during the 4th International Benchmarking Competition in Dubai with its  entry, “The Medical City Story: Touching and Saving a Million Lives through Best Practice Benchmarking.”

The award was given by the Berlin-based Global Benchmarking Network, an international network of organizations and experts focused on facilitating the use of benchmarking and sharing of best practices of different industries in more than 30 countries. Opened in 1967, TMC is the country’s largest healthcare network.

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