Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (1993)

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Welcome back superhero enthusiasts, 1990s arts and culture enthusiasts, Marvel Comics fans and comic book collectors! Today we go back to the year 1993 and explore a part of Marvel Comics’ universe through the first-ever limited comic book series featuring one of Marvel’s most iconic villains – Venom.

To put things in perspective, the origin of Venom started within the events of the 1980s series Secret Wars which took place in a far-away planet. As a result of that series, Spider-Man returned home wearing the alien symbiote as a costume which turns out to have a mind of its own. After Spider-Man successful separate himself from the symbiote (again) using the loud bells of a church, the living costume eventually found a desperate Eddie Brock and bonded with him to form Venom. In the late 1980s comics of Amazing Spider-Man, Venom became the deadliest enemy Spider-Man ever faced.

Going into the early 1990s, Venom’s popularity continued to grow tremendously. He became one of Marvel’s most popular non-hero type of characters and helped sell a lot of comics for the publisher. Knowing they had something to sell, Marvel approved a 6-issue limited series showcasing Venom. It was also the most anticipated comic book among collectors right after DC Comics killed Superman with Superman #75 (1993).

With those details laid down, here is a look back at Venom: Lethal Protector #1, published in 1993 by Marvel Comics with a story written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley.

The cover.

Early story

The story begins in San Francisco, California. Deep within the city, a man cornered a lady at the dead end of an alley. Just as he was about do something bad to her, Venom leaps in at them. Totally surprised, the man was easily grabbed by Venom who lifted him and hit the wall bodily. Using his costume, Venom then chokes the man to death through the mouth and nose. Venom then picks up the lady’s purse and gives it to her. As soon as Venom leaves, the shocked lady runs away screaming.

Venom swings and leaps as he travels through the city. While traveling, Eddie Brock tells his living costume that while their hatred towards Spider-Man got reconciled a bit, the said superhero also helps the innocent. Eddie then reveals that he was born in San Francisco and they can start a new life together in it. Secretly, Venom turns into Eddie Brock in his civilian form. As Brock walks down the sidewalk, police officers nearby recognize him. It turns out. Eddie Brock was listed by police as a wanted person…

Quality

Spider-Man and Venom face each other unexpectedly.

Focusing on the plot, this story took place after the events in Amazing Spider-Man #375 (1993) which was released AFTER this particular comic book. As a standalone Venom story, this one clearly portrays him more of a vigilante in the sense that he goes up against a new force of evil that happens to be pouncing on people that Venom believes to be innocent and powerless. Unsurprisingly, Venom does not seek the help of law enforcers to help the innocent but rather he takes violent action to help the victims, going as far as to kill the so-called bad guys. The bad guys in this story work under a powerful man whose son was killed by Venom a few years prior. Within the context of this comic book, the new force of evil was introduced in subtle ways.

With extensive experience writing tales about Spider-Man and Venom, David Michelinie clearly redefined Venom’s beliefs here. Venom believes in protecting the innocent but he is much more violent and is relentless with cruelty which makes him a clear opposite of Spider-Man. Yet in a way, Venom sure talks and acts in a rather psychotic way and this alone makes him a very unlikable comic book protagonist.

Along the way, the iconic Spider-Man got a rather huge chunk of the spotlight in this comic book making him the 2nd lead next to Venom. I remember back in 1993 when there were Venom fans who complained about Spider-Man literally stealing the thunder away from his greatest enemy while there were a few Spider-Man fans who defended the icon’s guest participation in the story as he has always been linked with Venom’s origin. Considering the lack of depth in the plot, I can say Spider-Man appearance her served as a somewhat helpful filler.  

Conclusion

Helping victims does NOT justify killing. This makes Venom a major turn-off as a comic book protagonist.

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (1993) is a comic book that can be alienating, especially when you are not a Venom fan. I find Venom too evil and too unbelievable to be a heroic figure even though he strong believes in protecting and helping the innocent. In my view, he is more of vigilante living with the delusion of achieving something worthwhile as he interacts with people who happen to be not assisted by the many, many Marvel Comics superheroes. It is not surprising that Venom definitely will never be a good role model. He is a murderer and the act of helping victims never justifies murder. The comic book’s plot lacks weight and Mark Bagley’s art looked a little rushed. What made this comic book interesting are Venom and Spider-Man themselves. Yes, there is a lot of superhero spectacle here but don’t expect anything new when you see Spider-Man and Venom resume their violent rivalry. This comic book is unsurprisingly a warm-up of things to come within its series. It is not a terrible literary work. It’s just not really good and it did not deserve the hype and sales of its time.

Overall, Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (1993) is serviceable.

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Love scam syndicate busted in Las Piñas City

In Las Piñas City, operations conducted by the police resulted in the busting of an online live scam arresting three suspects – including two foreign nationals – recently, according to a Philippine News Agency (PNA) news report.

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

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspects, including two Nigerian nationals, who were engaged in an online love scam, during operations in Las Piñas City on Saturday.

In a statement, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. identified the suspects as Leanna Veronica Padua, 23; Nigerians Precious Samuel and Ushahemva Ijirzua, both 23, who were arrested by PNP Anti-Cyber Crimes Group agents.

They were nabbed during joint police operations of the Southern District Anti-Cybercrime Team and Las Piñas City police for violation of Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code on swindling/estafa in relation to Section 5(a) and (b) and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175, also known as Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

According to the report, the complainant is a 55-year-old female who allegedly was befriended by a certain “Philip Brian” in one social media site, and their online affairs continued using a smart mobile phone application.

The suspect managed to borrow money from the victim, amounting to PHP230,000 via a money transfer.

The investigation showed that after a few days, the suspect continued to ask for money from the victim.

Eight money transfers were solely sent under the name of Leanna Veronica Padua, four transactions were claimed in Pulang Lupa Uno, Las Piñas City, and another at a mall in Las Piñas.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Las Piñas City resident, what is your reaction to this new development? Do you know anyone who is engaging in online love scams? Do you know anyone who has been engaging with individuals emotionally online through social media?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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What to watch on YouTube right now – Part 5

Have you been searching for something fun or interesting to watch on YouTube? Do you feel bored right now and you crave for something to see on the world’s most popular online video destination?

I recommend you watch the following videos below…

#1 Elizabeth Holmes’ scandal and punishment – In case you missed the news, the heavily hyped Silicon Valley personality Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to eleven years in prison as a result of the big fraud at her company Theranos. A lot of crookedness and lying happened behind the scenes at Theranos as the years passed by and America’s media highlighted Holmes (who is an idolater of the late Steve Jobs) as an icon. Holmes’ invention of testing blood using only a tiny drop never really worked and Theranos resorted to deception using conventional blood testing machines. To fully understand the background details, what Theranos was and how tremendous the fraud was, watch the videos below. The fourth video below is about the sentencing.

#2 Starfield updates – Starfield is an ambitious science fiction role-playing game being made by Bethesda exclusively for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Windows PC for release sometime in 2023. You can read my preview about it by clicking here. The video game was originally scheduled for a November 2022 release but a delay into 2023 was made. This only added further to the anticipation of the game (note: it will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for subscribers to enjoy). To learn more about Starfield, watch the videos below. The third video at the bottom has the latest updates.

#3 Worship video of God of the Breakthrough There is another original worship song by New Life Music that I want to share with you all – God of the Breakthrough. Composed by Chynna Cuna, Dem Mokamad, Jed Patricio, Gianna Bautista and Joed Avila, the song emphasizes that the Lord is our Creator, our Provider (Jehovah Jireh), our Ultimate Love, our Miracle Worker, our Guiding light, our Protector, our Redeemer, our Healer and our Ultimate and All-Powerful Authority! The Lord loves the faithful and His care, blessings and guidance still continue! God of the Breakthrough’s lyrics are indeed holy and you can find more by reading my Christian Music Appreciation (CMA) article about it. Posted below is the official worship video.

#4 Informative videos about traveling to Israel – If you are planning to visit Israel, you need to do research for your personal safety, to get the best value out of your money, how to travel efficiently, what to do (and what to avoid doing) and more. Israel is where the Holy Land is and Jerusalem is its eternal capital. In recent times, visitors from around the world have traveled to Israel in high numbers. There is no denying that Israel is the land that God designated for the Jewish people (refer to Genesis 12:1-3 and Genesis 35:10-12 in the Holy Bible). Posted below are videos from TravelingIsrael.com and from Ms. Emily (note: Tagalog language).

#5 Looking back at Steven Spielberg’s Jaws – If you are tired of modern day movies or if you have been disappointed with Steven Spielberg’s movies over the past decade, then going back to one of the director’s most acclaimed works in cinema would be a refreshing experience. The classic movie directed by Spielberg I’m talking about is none other than Jaws (1975). Posted below for your enjoyment are a variety of reaction videos plus a trivia-oriented video by Minty Comedic Arts.

#6 Ashleigh Burton crying – Some of you who have seen enough movie reaction videos by YouTube Asheigh Burton should have realized by now that she is a jolly person. Having seen many of her videos myself, there were lots of times when she laughs even though she was reacting to movies that were not comedies at all. There are certain movie reactions videos of hers in which she got to cry as those respective films touched her deeply. Take note that she does not cry all the time but in key scenes. Watch the reaction videos of hers below.

#7 Worship video of Encounter Song The Australia-based church Planetshakers continues to keep leading people to the Lord through their worship services, worship events and, of course, their worship music. Among the many, many original worship songs that I want to share with you today is the Encounter Song (note: read my feature of it by clicking here). The song is indeed holy and it definitely should be heard by Christians who are devoted to the Lord, and even to the many lost souls and unsaved souls around the world. Very clearly, Planetshakers was anointed by the Lord to compose it. Posted below is the official worship video of the Encounter Song.

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Most wanted person of Mimaropa arrested in Parañaque City

In Parañaque City, a wanted fugitive from the region of Mimaropa got apprehended by law enforcers as a result of an operation, according to an Inquirer news report. The arrest happened in front of a hotel in the city.   

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

Police arrested on Thursday, Dec. 1, most wanted person in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan (Mimaropa) during an operation in Parañaque City.

In a report Friday, the Mimaropa police identified the fugitive as Rodel Dela Peña Ulan, 19, who hails from Barangay Apitong in Naujan town, Oriental Mindoro province.

The police said the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit and Naujan police, with the support of the Oriental Mindoro Coast Guard, arrested Ulan in front of a hotel in Parañaque.

Ulan has pending warrants issued by the Family Court, Branch 12 in Naujan, for grave coercion under Republic Act (RA) 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act) with a recommended bail of P 36,000.

He is also facing two counts of robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons in relation to RA 7610, with a recommended bail of P100,000 each.

He was also charged with 11 counts of acts of lasciviousness in relation to RA 7610 with a recommended bail of P108,000 each and 11 counts of violation of the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 (RA 9775) in relation to RA 10175 with a recommended bail of P200,000 each.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Are you concerned that wanted criminals from the provinces could be staying secretly within the borders of Parañaque City?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Five Vietnamese women rescued in Parañaque City

Recently in the City of Parañaque, an entrapment operation resulted in the rescue five Vietnamese women from a prostitution operation and two suspects (both foreigners) were arrested, 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…

Five Vietnamese women who were allegedly forced to work as prostitutes by two foreign nationals were rescued during an entrapment operation conducted by members of the Southern Police District-Special Operation Unit (DSOU) in Paranaque on Friday, Nov. 25.

Brig. Gen. Kirby John Brion Kraft, SPD chief, identified the rescued victims as Linh, 29; Yen, 27; Thi Yen, 27; Thuy, 25; and Coi, 31, all Vietnamese.

Kraft said the arrested suspects were identified as Huang Diyong, 37, Chinese national; and Ha Thi Ut, female, 26, a Vietnamese.

The SPD chief said the rescue operation was conducted around 2:30 a.m. at Bayshore I Residence in Parañaque City.

Kraft said the arrested suspects were brought to the SPD-DSOU custodial facility and were charged for violation of the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Person Act.

He said prior to the rescue operation, one Rommel Battung reported to the police that Vienamese women were being forced to work as prostitutes at a unit of Bayshore I Residence.

Acting on the report, the DSOU immediately launched a rescue operation, which led to the arrest of the two foreign nationals who were allegedly acting as maintainers of the unit.

The above report ended stating that the local authorities recovered from the suspects bills of cash, boodle money, a Toyota Fortuner and an Apple iPhone 14.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Parañaque, what is your reaction to this recent development? Do you think Parañaque is still a hot spot for prostitution and human trafficking?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Muntinlupa Mayor Biazon calls for end to violence against women and children

In the progressive City of Muntinlupa, Mayor Ruffy Biazon recently emphasized the end to violence against women and children which was part of a new campaign related to the subject matter, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The said campaign is ongoing and will last until December 12, 2022.

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

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon called for a concerted effort to end violence against women and children (VAWC).

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have issued guidelines in observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women slated from Nov. 25 to Dec. 12.

Citing 2017 data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Biazon said one in four women aged 15 to 49 suffered physical, emotional, or sexual violence from their husbands or partners.

“Kaisa ang Pamahalaang Lungsod sa kampanya para wakasan ang karahasan sa mga kababaihan at kabataan (Violence Against Women and Children o VAWC) (The city government is one in the campaign to end violence against women and children),” he said.

In Muntinlupa, he said, there is the SAGIP ng Muntinlupa center that helps women and children who have experienced abuse.

There are also VAWC help desks in barangays to assist victims in the community. The city government has the Muntinlupa Gender And Development Office which implements programs to stop VAWC, said Biazon.

Data from SAGIP ng Muntinlupa showed that from January to October this year, it assisted 440 women and children who became victims of violence in Muntinlupa.

Of the 440 VAWC cases in the city, 314 or 71.4 percent were children while 126 or 28.6 percent were women.

Out of the 314 cases of violence against children, 71 were sexual abuse, including rape and incest. Among the 126 cases of violence against women, 38 or 30 percent were battery.

In 2021, SAGIP ng Muntinlupa recorded 416 cases of violence against women and children.

Biazon said the city government established the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and VAWC (LCAT-VAWC) to coordinate and implement Republic Act 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003) and Republic Act 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004).

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this recent development? Do you consider violence towards women and children a serious problem in the city?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Police arrest armed suspects in Las Piñas City

In Las Piñas City, police officers organized a drug buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of two armed suspects, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The suspects have been formally charged for illegal possession of drugs and firearms.

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

Two armed drug suspects were arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by members of the Las Piñas police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, identified the suspects as Nasser Ismael, alias Jong, 35; and Ismael Ahmad, 26 years old.

Santos said the suspects were arrested around 2 a.m. along Diego Sierra in front of Alpha Mart, Barangay Manuyo Uno.

The city police chief said members of the SDEU confiscated from the suspects four plastic sachets containing shabu with an estimated weight of more or less 5.1 grams and worth ₱34,680.

Santos said that aside from the shabu, a .45 caliber pistol with eight live ammunition and Toyota Vios were also confiscated from the suspects by members of SDEU.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Las Piñas City resident, what is your reaction to this new development? Do you think the illegal drug trade will continue to happen in the city? Does this recent achievement by the local police make you feel safer?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Ten men pretending to be NBI agents arrested inside Ayala Alabang Village for attempted robbery, serious illegal detention and usurpation of authority

Not so long after the in-village drug-related raids happened, Ayala Alabang Village is back in the news again as a result of a group of ten men who entered the village, went to a certain residence and attempted to rob a foreign resident while pretending to be agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The suspects have since been arrested and will be charged.

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

Ten men posing as National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents were arrested for serious illegal detention and attempted robbery charges filed by a resident of the exclusive Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa on Nov. 22.

Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft, Southern Police District (SPD), said the 10 suspects are also facing charges of usurpation of authority and trespass to dwelling.

The arrested suspects were identified as David Tan Liao, 46, travel agency agent; Fritz Ian Petil Cafino, 33, and Ronaldo Cadalena Zuniega, 33, both utility personnel of Long-Shang Travel Agency; Andy Ko Sy, 50 driver and translator; Erlindo Cuago Auditor, 48, tricycle driver; Roderick Segundo Ensano, 48, taxi driver; Bienvinido Biolango Vildad Jr., 47, driver; Ernesto Solamillo Baay, 45, driver; Roberto Daradar Pacis, 65, messenger; and Jonathan Caliwag Salud, 46, immigration officer.

The police are looking for Jose Romel Herbolingo Congreso, 50, and four other unidentified suspects.

According to the police, the detention and attempted robbery happened at about 9 a.m. inside the village.

The suspects, who were on board two vehicles, entered the Madrigal Gate of Ayala Alabang Village. They informed the village guards that they would be visiting friends residing on Maria Cristina Street.

Once inside the village, suspects went to the house of victim Weijian Pan, 33, a Chinese businessman, at Country Club Drive.

Introducing themselves as NBI agents, the suspects allegedly threatened Erick Cai, 19, a Chinese interpreter, and forcibly opened the gate.

After entering the house, suspect Liao approached the victim and demanded P40 million in exchange for his liberty. The suspects detained the victim until 7 p.m.

Another victim, Juvanie Baterna Lapinig, 30, Pan’s personal driver, was able to call the village security guards and asked for help. The security guards immediately responded to the call leading to the arrest of the suspects.

Kraft thanked the security guards for their prompt response and arrest of the suspects.

This recent development is very disturbing. Could you just imagine how a group with bad intentions could enter your village and then attempt a robbery inside while pretending to be agents of authority? The usurpation of authority is alone a very serious topic that needs to be discussed in the local community as criminals can pretend to be authority personnel members and use their fake authority to victimize people.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about this recent development? Does this news make you feel uneasy about the security of your home and your village? If ever you get approached by a group of people who claim they are agents of authorities (examples: police, the military, health department), what would you do to find out if they are telling the truth?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Three robbers arrested in Parañaque City

Is your home secure and are your valuables safe? I had to ask that question because of a recent robbery that happened in the city of Parañaque. According to Manila Bulletin news report, three people were arrested for robbing a home. Over P1 million worth of cash and jewelry were missing, and only a minority of that was recovered.

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

Members of the Parañaque police arrested three robbery suspects who are said to be members of the “Akyat Bahay” gang on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Col. Renato Ocampo, city police chief, identified the suspects as Laz Vincent Santos, 21, a fish dealer; Tom Ryuji, 21; and Bernard Valerio, 21.

Ocampo said the suspects are now detained at the police custodial facility and were charged for robbery before the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office.

Ocampo said Ednalyn Agbayani, 40, businesswoman, reported to the police that around 2 a.m., she heard a noise from the gate of their house at Ilaya Extension corner Pascor Drive, Barangay Sto, Nino, Parañaque City.

Agbayani told the police that she also heard the suspects trying to open their room. This prompted her to immediately call her parents who were staying in Cavite.

She said when her parents arrived home, they discovered the ceiling of their house was destroyed and their cash amounting to P700,000 and jewelry worth P400,000 were missing.

Ocampo said that during follow-up operation conducted by members of the Sto. Nino police sub-station, Santos was apprehended through the information given to the police by witness Edrian Galario,30, a delivery helper, who claimed that he saw the suspects coming out of the house of the victim.

The city police chief said the two other suspects were identified after waving at the CCTV camera of one of the houses near the victim’s house leading to the arrest of Valerio and the identification of Gabriel as a suspect in the robbery incident.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What is your reaction to this recent development? Do you think Parañaque is still a hot spot for trespassing and robbery? Do you think the suspects could be working for a crime syndicate?

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LTO revokes licenses of two drivers involved in separate Parañaque City incidents

Remember the BF Homes incident of the street cleaner who got ran over as well as the other incident that resulted in the death of a 3-year-old girl? Both incidents happened in different parts of Parañaque City and each incident involved sports utility vehicles (SUVs). It turns out, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) revoked the respective licenses of the two drivers who were involved in the said incidents, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

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

The licenses of two drivers have been revoked after they were found guilty of reckless driving for bumping two children – killing one of them, and running over a street sweeper in Parañaque City.

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said it canceled the driver’s licenses of Raymond Zapirain and Rodolfo Cudiamat and held them liable for the administrative violation of reckless driving as they were tagged as “improper persons to operate motor vehicles.

Zapirain and Cudiamat were also ordered to pay fines of P2,000 and were perpetually disqualified from securing a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle, according to the regulatory office.

The LTO noted that Zapirain is the registered owner and driver of the SUV that hit and seriously injured 63-year-old street sweeper Doreen Bacus last September 24 in Barangay BF Homes, Parañaque City.

The incident was caught on CCTV, which showed the street sweeper doing her job while on the side of the road and Zapirain suddenly bumping her. The victim was then dragged and eventually ran over by the vehicle.

Cudiamat, on the other hand, was the driver of a vehicle involved in another hit-and-run incident where one of the two victims died.

Last September 20, two children were walking along Bodoni Street corner Extra Street, Fourth Estate, Brgy. San Antonio, also in Parañaque City, when they were hit by Cudiamat’s vehicle, resulting in the death of a three-year-old.

Our roads have no room for these ill-disciplined drivers who continue to ignore our traffic laws, even to the point of feigning innocence that what happened was an accident,” LTO Chief Teofilo Guadiz said in a statement Thursday.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What is your reaction to this recent development? Do you think the LTO rendered the right actions on the reported drivers? Do you believe justice has been done for the victims?

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