Rendezvous in Manila turns deadly
A 32-year-old woman’s first meeting with her text mate at the Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila, turned out to be a bad idea as she was repeatedly stabbed, wounded and then left for dead. Arlene Krouse, a resident of Novaliches, Quezon City, remains confined at Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Hospital for four stab wounds in the body. Reports from the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 5 showed that the victim was taken to the hospital after she was found at 8:45 p.m. on Monday by a resident of Baseco Compound, lying on the ground and bleeding. As barangay (village) officials were bringing her to the nearest hospital, she confided that she was there to meet her text mate when she was attacked by two men. The police said that nothing was taken from the victim and speculated that she was probably attacked because she was new to the area.—Jeannette I. Andrade
Sharp-shooting officials win NCRPO shoot fest
Who’s the sharpest shooter of them all? The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recognized the winners in an exclusive shooting tournament for high-ranking officials dubbed as the “Battle of the Generals” over weekend. Upon the invitation of NCRPO chief Senior Superintendent Alan Purisima, generals from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology joined the two-day competition. The overall winner was Director Emelito Sarmiento, the PNP chief of the directorial staff; Lieutenant General Roland Detabali of the Philippine Army was named stage 1 winner and Brigadier General Rainer Cruz of the Philippine Army as stage 2 winner. The most difficult phases, stages 3 and 4, were also clinched by Sarmiento. In the team category, the Air Force won top honors while Sarmiento clinched the best individual shooter award.—Penelope P. Endozo
2 con artists arrested in Quezon City
A month-long surveillance led to the arrest of two men suspected to be members of a gang of con artists targeting elderly but moneyed couples, a police official said. Senior Superintendent Ranier Idio, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) deputy director for operations, identified them as Albino Inot, 40, of Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City; and Hector Nunez, 39, of Tagum, Davao del Norte. Idio said the two men were arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by the Special Projects Group of the QCPD’s District Police Intelligence Operations Unit on Monday at Vista Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City. Seized from them were three P50 bills with same serial number AP926250, fake peso bills, a bottle of ink supposedly used in producing fake money and a syringe.—Nancy C. Carvajal
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