Joselito Toquero
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: August 24, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 9:10 pm
  • City of Incident: Valenzuela City
  • Province of Incident: Metro Manila
  • Killed in police operation
Source(s)

Man dies in buy-bust inside Manila North Cemetery

A man was shot dead by police operatives during a buy-bust operation inside a cemetery in Manila Thursday afternoon.

Reynante Garate, 44, and a resident of 1175 Guerrero Street, Ermita, Manila, was killed in a shootout with the Sta. Cruz Police inside the Manila North Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Initial report said the suspect was able to sell one piece of suspected “shabu” worth P300 to the poseur buyer.

But moments later after the drug deal, he sensed that he was setup, prompting him to pull his gun and fire shots at the operatives.

No one was hurt among the authorities. However, Garate sustained multiple gunshot wounds, specifically on his torso.

According to station commander Police Supt. Julius Caesar Martinez Domingo, the suspect was still able to walk until he fell down inside a narrow alley of 33rd Street, near B area, of the graveyard.

“Maybe they thought we would not be able to capture them since the area is big,” Domingo said in Filipino.

Garate was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival at 6:10 p.m.

Cops recovered five small sachets believed to contain “shabu,” P300 buy-bust money, one revolver handgun with two live ammunitions, one fired cartridge case, one fired bullet, and one spent shell.

Previous records showed that the suspect was involved in robbery.. He was also once jailed where he became a member of “Batang City Jail”. (Ria Fernandez)

Police hunt down security guard believed to be behind killing of construction worker

Police are hunting down a security guard who was tagged as the suspect behind the killing of a construction worker in Quezon City, Friday afternoon.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the victim as Domingo Hodrial, 46, a construction worker, and a resident of Bulacan, and the suspect as Kim Robert Von Arcos, a 24-year-old security guard from Barangay North Fairview.

It appears that the two men were both working at a commercial building on Simoun Street in Barangay Sto. Domingo.

According to the victim’s co-worker, Roger Ballesteros, he left Hordial and Arcos, who was the duty security guard at that time, at the basement of the building to prepare for their dinner at around 5:30 p.m.

While readying the food inside their barracks, he heard a gunshot nearby prompting him to peep through the window to check what happened.

When he looked outside, he saw Arcos hurriedly leaving the place onboard a motorcycle with a handgun tucked on his waist.

Ballesteros immediately went back to the basement to check on his co-worker and upon arriving, he already saw Hordial’s lifeless body slumped on the ground.

He informed their contractor and Arcos’ security agency that relayed the incident to the police.

Authorities said Hordial died on the spot due to a gunshot wound in between his eyebrows.

The motive on the killing has yet to be established as witnesses said there’s been no grudge between the two.

A follow-up investigation is ongoing to locate and arrest Arcos. (Alexandria San Juan)

Woman reports Korean BF’s pals for P1-M estafa

Two Korean nationals were accused of estafa for taking away over P1 million from a Filipina.

Angelica Tamayo, 23, of Parañaque City reported Park Choul Jin of Malate and Park Tea Hyung of Ermita, both of legal age, to Manila Police District – General Assignments and Investigation Section (MPD-GAIS) on Thursday for failing to fulfill their promise to double her money in 10 days after she invested it on their lending business.

The victim, who is also into rent-a-car business, said she easily gave to Choul Jin P800,000, and to Tea Hyung P250, 000, during their meeting at New World Hotel in Manila on May 11 since they were known friends of her boyfriend based in South Korea.

However, days passed and she had not heard any update from the two about her investment. This prompted her to send out demands but to no avail.

The complainant is now mulling to push through with filing estafa case against the suspects. She is also coordinating with the Immigration Bureau to prevent them from leaving the country, police said.

MPD-GAIS Chief Police Senior Insp. Henry Navarro noted the growing number of similar incidents reported to them. He said the modus of some Koreans was to make Filipinas fall in love and ask huge amounts of money later on. (Ria Fernandez)

Son stabs mother during confrontation on defective TV

A 51-year-old mother is still in critical condition after her 19-year-old son stabbed her during a confrontation on their defective television in Quezon City over the weekend.

Personnel of the Quezon City Police District-Batasan Police Station (Ps-6) identified the victim as Cornelia Borja, and his son, Hakkinin, both residents of Barangay Bagong Silangan.

According to the twin sister of the suspect, Honey Gen, they just finished eating dinner inside their house at Road 9, Bonifacio Extension at around 7 p.m. and was about to watch television.

However, Cornelia got irked as no audio was coming out from their television and scolded Hakkinin to fix it.

While Cornelia was shouting at her son, irate Hakkinin ran toward their kitchen to get a knife and suddenly stabbed her mother twice on her shoulder.

Hakkinin fled the scene upon seeing her mother bloodied while Honey Gen shouted for help and rushed the victim to East Avenue Medical Center where she was currently confined.

Meanwhile, authorities of PS-6 immediately conducted a follow-up operation against Hakkinin which led to his arrest.

He admitted the crime saying that he is always scolded by his mother.

The suspect, who is now under police custody, is facing frustrated parricide charges. (Alexandria San Juan)

Man dies after he was found hanging inside his house

A man died after he was found hanging inside his house in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Friday morning, police reports said.

Police identified the victim as Luisito Pabeliona, 38, a construction worker residing at Brgy. Tatalon, this city.

The witness said she just woke up and went outside her room when she found the victim around 6 a.m.

The witness said a nylon rope was looped around the victim’s neck and that the other end was tightly attached to the steel beam of the house when she discovered the body.

Quezon City Police District-Scene of the Crime Operatives (QCPD-SOCO) reportedly said the victim had no other injuries except the ligature mark around his neck.

The body was brought to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory Services for autopsy.

Follow-up investigation is underway. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

9 people Involved in illegal drugs trade nabbed in separate Manila police ops

Nine people including three women allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade were arrested during separate police operations in Manila Saturday.

In Malate district, Supt. Casimiro Domingo, Manila Police District (MPD) Station 9 (PS-9) chief, identified the arrested suspects as Randy Tirao, 37, of Pasay City; Jerry Kocho, 39, and John Jose Moroña, 29, both of Malate, Manila; and Ryan Christian Meer, 21 of Paco, Manila..

Investigation showed that PS-9 police operatives conducted an anti-criminality operation against the suspects along Dakota Street about 12:15 a.m. on August 25.

Police seized four sachets of suspected shabu, three pieces of P1 peso coin used as flippers and P100 marked money.

In the same district, four alleged drug peddlers fell into the hands of authorities.

Cristy Saldaña, 54, female; Epifania Depaz, 61, female – both from Malate, Manila; Rosalina Bucoy, 41, female; Jonathan Peñaflor – both from of Pasay City were arrested by authorities around 1:40 a.m. along F. Muñoz Street corner Zobel Roxas Street, Malate, Manila.

Recovered from them were four sachets of suspected shabu, playing cards and P160 cash used as bet money.

Meanwhile, another drug peddler was apprehended while sitting on a parked tricycle along Rizal Avenue in Sta. Cruz, Manila at around 4:00 a.m.

Sta. Cruz (PS-3) police operatives identified the suspect as Salvador Dollague, 58, a pedicab driver and resident of Del Pilar Street in Ermita, Manila.

One sachet of suspected shabu was seized from Dollague.

The arrested suspects are now under police custody and were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Presidential Decree No. 1602 or Illegal Gambling. (Erma Edera)

QC solon victimized by his driver who ran away with P200K cash

A Quezon City lawmaker was a victim of an alleged theft after his driver ran away with P200,000 cash entrusted to him, police reported yesterday.

Congressman Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo of Quezon City 1st District filed the complaint against his driver at Masambong Police Station 2 on Thursday, August 23.

The lawmaker entrusted his driver with his P200,000 that gave the suspect the opportunity to allegedly steal and ran away with the money.

Crisologo in his report identified the suspect as Josefino Joey Anastacio, of legal age, married and resident of Barangay Katipunan, Quezon City.

The suspect was already serving as Crisologo’s driver for more than a year when the alleged theft happened, police report said.

A manhunt was launched against Anastacio as he immediately went into hiding after the incident. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

Man shot dead while playing in computer shop

A man was gunned down by two unidentified assailants while playing in a computer shop in Malabon on Friday night, Aug. 25.

Police identified the victim as Raul Juan Ang y Publico, 37, helper, resident of No. 219 Hernandez St. Barangay Catmon, Malabon.

Publico was a drug surrenderee.

According to a police report, Publico was playing in Johnchel’s Pisonet at Hernandez St. Barangay Catmon, Malabon City when two men entered and shot him several times for no apparent reason.

Another assailant stood outside as a lookout.

The suspects then fled on foot toward an unknown location.

Police retrieved five fired cartridge cases from a caliber .45 firearm, two deformed fired bullets, and a deformed jacket of fired bullets.

Investigation is underway. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)

Alleged drug pusher killed in buy-bust operation

A suspected drug pusher was shot dead in a police encounter on Friday evening, Aug. 24 along Malinta, Valenzuela City.

Police only identified the victim as Joselito Toquero, his age, job, and residence unknown.

Elements of the Valenzuela City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the sting at a vacant lot along McArthur Highway, Malinta, Valenzuela City at around 9:10 p.m.

Investigation showed that after the transaction, the poseur-buyer signaled to back up operatives to arrest the suspect.

Upon being approached by the police, the suspect drew his firearm and engaged the police in a shootout.

The police retaliated and hit the suspect on different parts of his body.

The suspect was rushed to Valenzuela Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival.

Police retrieved two sachets of suspected shabu, a matchbox, a rolled aluminum foil, and P530 in cash.

Police also recovered a caliber .45 firearm marked colt with a defaced serial number, with empty magazine and loaded with one live ammunition, one caliber .45 live ammunition, and six fired cartridge cases of unknown caliber. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)