35-year-old woman killed in Parañaque City

Recently in Parañaque City, a 35-year-old woman was shot dead by an unidentified armed assailant, the Manila Bulletin reported. Already the local police trying to figure out who is responsible and what is the motive behind the killing which happened within Barangay Baclaran.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A 35-year-old woman was shot dead by unidentified assailant in Parañaque City, Sunday night, Jan. 21.

Col. Renato Ocampo, city police chief, identified the victim as Manilyn Acuesta Guinto, a resident of Bagong Ilog St., Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City.

Ocampo said Guinto died on the spot from a gunshot wound in the head.

He said the incident happened around 8:10 p.m. at Dimasalang Extension, Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City.

The city police chief said members of the Baclaran Police Sub-Station immediately responded after receiving a call from concerned citizens about the shooting incident.

Responding policemen recovered from the crime scene two fired cartridges of a .45-caliber gun and a deformed slug.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? What could be the motive behind the killing?

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Three fugitives from China arrested in Parañaque City

Recently in Parañaque City, three fugitives from China were arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for involvement in economic crimes, the Manila Bulletin reported. Two of the suspects were arrested apart from the other suspect. They have since been detained in Taguig City for deportation procedures.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested three foreigners wanted by authorities in their country for alleged involvement in economic crimes.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said 56-year old Cheung was was caught in BarangayTambo in Paranaque City.

Cheung is allegedly wanted by the Public Security Bureau of Fuding City for involvement in economic crimes.

He allegedly put up dummy real estate companies and defrauded investors of some 40 million RMB, roughly P326 million, on the pretext of high interest rates.

Also arrested were Chau Mut Hing, 63; and Zhang Yi, 50, in a business establishment in New Seaside Drive, Parañaque City.

Tansingco said that the two are facing criminal charges in Shanghai for oil smuggling and production of counterfeit commodities.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Do you consider Parañaque a hot spot for wanted criminals from overseas? Are you concerned that more foreign fugitives could be hiding within your local community right now?

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Lady found dead inside abandoned vehicle in Las Piñas City

Recently in the City of Las Piñas, a 29-year-old lady was found dead inside an abandoned vehicle in front of a particular complex along C5 Extension Road, Barangay Zapote, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The vehicle was discovered by two street sweepers who informed the local security guard and called the attention of the local authorities. Subsequently, the Manila Bulletin reported that robbery-holdup could be the motive behind the death of the victim.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the initial Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A 29-year-old beauty specialist was found dead inside an abandoned car in Las Piñas City on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, said the victim, identified as Jennifer Mendoza of Balagtas St., Tondo, Manila, was found lifeless around 9:30 a.m. in front of Villar Sipag Complex on C5 Extension Road in Barangay Zapote, Las Piñas City.

Santos said street sweepers Olivia Olimberio, 48, and Teresita Mejorada, 47, informed Villar Sipag security guard Gian Carlo, 32, about their discovery.

Carlo immediately called up the Zapote Police Sub-Station, informing them that an unconscious woman was found inside an abandoned colored gray Mazda car with plate number ATA-9782.

Santos said responding Zapote Sub-Station personnel found Mendoza inside the car and blood stains on the road, prompting them to call for an investigator from the Station Investigation Detective and Management Section (SIDMS).

He said during investigation, the victim was found seated at a passenger seat and was already dead.

Crime scene investigators removed the body from the car and brought it to the PNP Forensic Unit through Royalty Funeral Services for autopsy.

Santos said the family of the victim was already notified of Mendoza’s death.

He also said that during coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), it was found out that the abandoned car was registered to a certain Julius Pascual Guillermo of Kalamansi St., Maligaya, Caloocan City.

The station commander of Caloocan Police Sub-Station 10 was already informed of the incident and a team proceeded to the address of Guillermo.

For the follow-up report to the above report, click https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/18/robbery-behind-the-killing-of-beauty-specialist-las-pinas-police/

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction to this development? Do you think robbery-holdup could be the motive behind the killing of the victim?

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Law enforcers arrest suspect and seize P89 million worth of illegal drugs in Las Piñas City

Recently in the City of Las Piñas, agents of two anti-drugs teams successfully apprehended a suspect and seized P89 million worth of illegal drugs, the Manila Bulletin reported.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A 25-year-old Filipina was arrested by a combined team of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Las Piñas on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Police said the suspect, identified as Jolle Ann Cuer, was arrested around 4:00 p.m. along Lotus St., TS Cruz Subdivision, Barangay Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City.

Members of the NAIA-IADITG and PDEA received information from a regular confidential informant that a shipment coming from Micheal Olanrewaju of 33 Wale Alomo Street, Ogba Yaya Abatan, Lagos State, Ogba, Nigeria will be sent to Cuer.

The shipment, with airway bill No.14 0876 2806, was declared as eight packs of Grandma Crunchy Chinchin, a crispy snack.

Police recovered from the suspect about 13,175 grams of shabu placed inside a 44 foil pouch worth P89,590,000,00 and four foil pouches of snacks.

The confiscated shabu was immediately submitted to PDEA Laboratory Service for qualitative and quantitative examination.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction to this development? Are you concerned that the smuggling of illegal drugs could be rampant all over the city?

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Muntinlupa City Council declares German vlogger persona non grata

The City Council of Muntinlupa formally declared the arrested German vlogger “Mr. Pogi German” persona non grata over what they referred to as illegal and immoral acts pertaining to a viral video he uploaded in which he got himself involved with a lady (who claimed to be a minor and eventually filed a complaint against him) in Alabang, according to a news report by the Manila Bulletin. It should be noted that Mayor Ruffy Biazon made the call to have the foreign vlogger declared person non grata.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Muntinlupa City Council has declared Marcel Messall, more popularly known as vlogger “Mr Pogi German,” persona non grata, or unwelcome, in the city for “illegal and immoral acts” after he uploaded a video picking up a woman who turned out to be minor in Alabang, bringing her to a motel, paying her, and kissing her.

Mr Pogi German uploaded the video titled “I’ve Met a 18 Years old Filipina Pick Up Girl from alabang Muntinlupa” (sic) on Jan. 7 on his Facebook account.

The video has gone viral, garnering 14 million views, more than 23,000 shares, 31,000 comments, and 360,000 reactions from netizens.

The girl, who turned out to be 17 years old, a minor, has filed a complaint for rape against Messall (also listed as Messal by the Muntinlupa police).

The Muntinlupa police arrested Messall, 29, on Jan. 9 in Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal based on the complaint of the victim.

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon urged the City Council to declare Messall persona non grata in the city for his acts.

In a resolution approved on Jan. 16, the Muntinlupa City Council declared Messall unwelcome in the city.

According to the resolution, Muntinlupa police chief Supt. Angel Garcillano “submitted its fact-finding report to the City Council on the vlog of a certain ‘Mr. Pogi German’ which went viral in social media.”

The said foreigner produced a video showing him talking with a minor Filipina resident of Muntinlupa City in front of Sogo Motel along the National Road in Barangay Alabang and solicited sexual intercourse from her in the amount of Five Hundred Pesos (P500) and proceeded to check in in the said motel,” the resolution added.

It said a complaint for violation of Republic Act 8353 (Anti-Rape Law of 1997) in relation to Republic Act 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act of 1992) “will be filed before the Prosecutor’s Office of Muntinlupa City for preliminary investigation and for filing of cases in court if the evidence so warrants.”

Based on the police report and also the content of the vlog produced and circulated in social media by Mr. Marcel Messal, the action and behavior of this German national deserve to be condemned as he insults and degrades not only his minor victim but also all the women and the entire residents of Muntinlupa City,” the resolution stated.

It said, “Whereas, the City Mayor himself has recommended to the City Council to declare Mr. Marcel Messal persona non grata for his illegal and immoral acts.”

The City Council is one with the City Mayor in condemning this German national and declaring him persona non grata will send a strong signal to others that we do not tolerate such illegal and immoral activities in the City of Muntinlupa,” the approval resolution added.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development. As a local resident, did you find the German vlogger’s video of his time with the girl in Alabang very embarrassing to the city? Do you want to see the arrested German vlogger deported and banned permanently from visiting the Philippines?

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Wanted person from Region 8 arrested in Parañaque City

Recently a wanted person from Region 8 was arrested by law enforcers at a construction site in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City, the Manila Bulletin reported. The suspect is wanted for several account of rape and a warrant of arrest was issued.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A man facing five counts of rape and tagged as the Top 8 most wanted person in Region 8 was arrested in Parañaque City on Saturday, Jan. 7.

The suspect, identified as Ruel Esmale, 38, was arrested by a combined team from Region 8 in coordination with the Parañaque City police Station Intelligence Unit around 5:30 p.m. at a construction site of Top Coastal Luxury Residence in Barangay Tambo.

Report showed that Presiding Judge Catherine Jane Lopez Vanilla Presiding of Regional Trial Court, 8th Judicial Region, Branch 15 of Burauen, Leyte, issued a warrant for the arrest of Esmale for five counts of rape and for three counts of rape on September 7, 2022 with bail recommended of P 180,000 for each count.

The suspect is also facing two more counts of rape issued by Lopez with no bail recommended.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Do you consider Parañaque a hot spot for wanted criminals from outside of Metro Manila to hide in?

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Police apprehend wanted driver in Las Piñas City

Recently in the City of Las Piñas, police officers arrested a wanted driver who has been accused for rape and acts of lasciviousness, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The suspect also happens to be one of the most wanted persons in the city.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A driver wanted for rape and acts of lasciviousness cases was arrested by members of the Las Piñas Police Warrant and Subpoena Section (WSS) on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, said the suspect, identified as Edmar Mecares, 34, was listed as one of the most wanted persons in Las Piñas.

Santos said the suspect was nabbed at around 10:30 a.m. on Emeral Road in Barangay Pilar, Las Piñas on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Elizabeth Yu-Guray of Las Piñas Regional Trial Court Branch 202.

The court released the arrest order against Mercares on Dec. 2, 2022 for the crime of rape and acts of lasciviousness with a recommended bail of P540,000.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction to this development? Are you concerned that there could be wanted persons living secretly within your local community right now?

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LTO suspends license of jeepney driver responsible for hitting a woman in Parañaque City

A few days ago, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) suspended for ninety days the license of the jeepney driver who was held responsible for hitting a woman who crossed the pedestrian lane in Parañaque City, according to a news article by the Philippine News Agency (PNA). It is recalled that the said driver as well as owner of the jeepney were summoned by the LTO.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the PNA news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Tuesday suspended the license of a jeepney driver who hit a woman crossing a pedestrian lane in Parañaque City in December.

In a statement, the LTO said driver Leonilo Aque has received a 90-day preventive suspension of his driver’s license.

“Kasunod ito ng pag-amin ng drayber ng jeep na si Leonilo Aque na nabundol nito ang babaeng tumatawid matapos na hindi agad makapagpreno (This is after Aque admitted to having struck a woman crossing the street after he failed to apply brakes on time),” the LTO said.

The incident recorded through a closed-circuit television showed a woman who was suddenly struck by a jeepney while crossing a pedestrian lane.

Aque and the owner of the jeepney were issued a show cause order on Dec. 22, 2022, and were summoned to appear before the LTO Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) on Dec. 28.

They were summoned for violation of DOTC Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 or “failure to yield right of way for pedestrian crossing” and Republic Act 4136 on reckless driving and being an “improper person to operate a vehicle.”

“During the hearing, Mr. Aque affirmed that he is the assigned driver of the subject motor vehicle and admitted that he hit/bumped a pedestrian during the incident. Thus, his professional driver’s license is hereby preventively suspended,” the LTO said.

LTO chief Assistant Secretary Jose Arturo “Jay Art” Tugade warned motorists, especially drivers of public transport, that it is within their responsibility to keep the roads safe.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Do you consider Parañaque a hot spot for traffic incidents involving jeepneys? Do you think the 90-day suspension by the LTO is sufficient?

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Police arrest drug suspects in Parañaque City on New Year’s Day

In Parañaque City, the local police started the New Year with the apprehension of two suspects as a result of a buy-bust operation, the Manila Bulletin reported. The arrests took place in Barangay San Antonio.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Two female drug suspects were arrested by members of the Parañaque police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) during a buy-bust operation on New Years’ Day.

Col. Renato Ocampo, city police chief, identified the suspects as Lanie Kusain, 22; and Sophia Andatun, 23.

Ocampo said the suspects were arrested around 3:25 p.m. along Headline St., Fourth Estate, Barangay San Antonio, Parañaque City.

The city police chief said members of SDEU conducted the drug buy-bust operation after receiving numerous complaints on the alleged drug activity of the suspects.

Ocampo said SDEU members were able to confiscate from the suspects 55 grams of shabu worth P 374,000.00 placed inside a brown shoulder bag and the P1,000 buy-bust money.

He said the confiscated shabu was turned over to the Southern Police District Forensic Unit for chemical analysis.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? How serious do you think the illegal drugs problem really is in Parañaque City right now?

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SEC sues companies for operating unregistered online lending platforms

Online lending firms here in the Philippines have been reported for alleged violations that include harassing clients (click here and here). Very recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued companies for operating online lending platforms that were allegedly unregistered, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has has filed criminal complaint against Suncash Lending Investors Corp., UCash Lending Investors Corp., Suncredit.ph Finance Corp., and ECredit Finance Inc. for operating unregistered online lending platforms (OLPs).

The SEC Enforcement and Investor Protection Department (EIPD) filed the criminal complaint against Suncash, UCash, Suncredit and Ecredit before the Department of Justice (DOJ) last December 20.

The firms’ failure to disclose their online lending applications (OLA) is in violation of the Lending Company Regulation Act (LCRA) and the Financing Company Act (FCA).

The Commission implicated Qi Lu, the president of Ecredit, Suncash, and Suncredit, who was also found to be the beneficial owner of Suncash alongside Zhu Junfeng. Junfeng is also a director of the three other companies.

Also implicated in the complaint were other incorporators, directors and officials of the companies, including Chang Yuting, Joyclyn V. Pelayo, Chang Tao, Bryan Dordas Pelayo, Jasmin Tabjan Vianzon, Jayson Lee, Meng Jie, Xiaofang Song, Danilo Felicilda, Roger Publico, Yaping Liu, Xianming Tian, Shiling Xu, Xiaobo Pan, Sheila Pagkalinawan, and Xiaojing Luo.

The EIPD, together with the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), Eastern District Anti-Cybercrime Team, Manila Police District, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Philippines (SWAT), previously implemented a warrant to search, seize, and examine computer against Suncash, as part of the SECs crackdown against unregistered lenders.

The Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 147 issued the search warrant against Suncash upon several complaints received by the PNP-ACG and the SEC against the company.

During the implementation of the search warrant, it was discovered that other lending companies, including Ucash, Suncredit, and Ecredit, had been operating alongside Suncash in its headquarters in Sampaloc, Manila.

The joint operation resulted in the arrest of 83 individuals, identified as operators, managers, employees, and agents of Suncash.

The Commission found that Suncash operated unregistered online lending platforms (OLPs), defying Sections 12(2)(a) 12(3)(a) of the LCRA, in relation to SEC Memorandum Circular No. 19, Series of 2019 (SEC MC 19), providing the Disclosure Requirements on Advertisements of Financing Companies and Lending Companies and Reporting of Online Lending Platforms.

SEC MC 19 requires lending and financing companies to report all their existing OLPs to the Commission.

Records show that Suncash had been operating three unregistered OLPs, namely Suncash, Flashloan, and Peso Pautang, contrary to what is stated in its affidavit of compliance that it operated no other OLP than Suncash.

The EIPD also said that Suncash operated the unregistered OLPs to circumvent and defy the moratorium imposed on the registration of new OLPs effective November 5, 2021, as per SEC Memorandum Circular No. 10, Series of 2021.

Meanwhile, Ucash filed an affidavit for the operation of its OLP on December 7, 2022, when the moratorium on new OLPs was still in effect.

Further, the EIPD charged Suncredit and Ecredit for violation of Sections 14(1)(a) and 14(2)(a) of the FCA, in relation to SEC MC 19. Suncredit and Ecredit were found to be the operators of Peso Pautang and Flashloan, respectively.

The Commission also noted that all the companies engaged in abusive, unethical, and unfair debt collection practices, in violation of SEC Memorandum Circular No. 18, Series of 2019, or the Prohibition on Unfair Debt Collection Practices of Financing Companies and Lending Companies.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Which among the reported companies sound familiar to you? Do you personally know anyone who borrowed money from an online lending firm and got harassed through communication because he or she was unable to settle the debt? Do you plan to borrow money from any online lending firm anytime soon?

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