Julio Turla
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 54
  • Occupation: barangay secretary and former kagawad
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: August 22, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 2:41 pm
  • City of Incident: Manila
  • Province of Incident: Metro Manila
  • Killed by unknown assailants in public
Source(s)

Alleged robber killed in QC

An alleged robber was killed in an encounter with police officers who thwarted their supposed plan to hold-up people in Quezon City, early Thursday.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District said the fatality has yet to be identified but described him to be in his early 40s and wearing black shirt and black pants.

Prior to the incident, police said they received information that two robbery hold-up suspects will operate along Aurora Boulevard.

The informant gave officers the description of the men who will be riding a motorcycle without plate number.

Joint operatives of the Quezon City District Field Unit-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the QCPD Special Operations Unit were dispatched in the area to verify the tip given to them.

While traversing eastbound of Aurora Boulevard at around 1 a.m., authorities spotted two men similar to the description of their informant alighted from a motorcycle without plate number on the corner of Villa Aurora Road in Barangay Loyola Heights.

Operatives alighted from their vehicle and approached the duo while introducing themselves as police officers.

However, instead of talking with the cops, one of the suspects immediately shot it out prompting policemen to retaliate which resulted in a shootout.

During the exchange of fires, the other suspect’s cohort immediately boarded their getaway motorcycle and sped off the scene.

Meanwhile, police were able to hit the suspect killing him on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds on his body.

Recovered on the crime scene were a loaded caliber .38 revolver, and pieces of empty shells.

The suspect’s body was brought to the PNP-Crime Laboratory for autopsy while further investigation is underway.

A manhunt is also ongoing to identify and arrest the other suspect. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

Ex-brgy kagawad shot dead in Sta. Cruz

A former barangay ‘number one’ kagawad was shot dead while sitting on a sidewalk by an unidentified assailant in front of Antonio Regidor Elementary School near the barangay hall in Sta. Cruz Manila on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The police identified the victim as Julio Turla, 54, secretary of Barangay 314 in Sta. Cruz, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body.
A three termer barangay kagawad, Turla also served as a personal driver to incumbent barangay chairwoman Aileen Guidotong, case investigator SPO3 Jonathan Bautista of the Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide section said.

Bautista told the Manila Bulletin that chairwoman Guidotong was included President Duterte’s narco-list.

Closed-circuit television camera footage showed Turla was sitting in front of the barangay hall at Teodora Alonzo Street corner Lope De Vega Street where children were seen playing around the area when a lone gunman pulled over and in close range shot him at around 2:41 p.m.

The police said the suspect was onboard a motorcycle without a plate number immediately sped off and fled towards Recto Avenue.

MPD-Homicide chief Senior Insp. Rommel Anicete, Turla’s family and relatives told him that he had no known enemy.

Meanwhile, Hilda Turla, victim’s younger sister and kagawad in the same barangay said that he warned his brother not to associate himself with the chairwoman because of her alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

However, the victim insisted that his conscience was clean.

Anicete added that they are looking into drugs and politics as the possible motive behind the killing.

Recovered from the crime scene were two fired catridge and one deformed slug from a .45 caliber.

One victim was also reportedly injured after being hit by a stray bullet on her left leg. Police identified the victim as Agapita Mendez, 42, vendor near the area and resident of Luzon Street, Tondo, Manila.

Follow-up investigation is now underway. (Erma Edera)

4-year-old girl killed in QC hit-and-run

A four year-old girl was dead after she was hit and ran over by a vehicle in Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The victim was crossing along Agham Road in Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa when a Mitsubishi Adventure vehicle passed and hit the victim around 10:30 a.m., police reports said.

According to the witness, the victim was hit and ran over by the rear tire of the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect identified by the police as Nathaniel Lazo, 30, of Brgy. Malaya, Quezon City, is a member of the Bureau of Fire and Protection, police reports said.

The suspect brought the victim to the VMMC Hospital but was later declared dead by the attending physician. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

San Juan’s 6th most wanted person nabbed

After nine years of hiding from authorities, the San Juan City Police nabbed the city’s sixth most wanted person in Pasig City Wednesday evening.

The arrested suspect was identified as Joselito “Donie” Mayo, 41, a condominium helper.

By virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge LeoncioJanolo Jr. of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 262, the San Juan City Police Intelligence Unit headed by Senior Inspector Jerry Napagal conducted the operation against the suspect around 9p.m. at Mayfield Condominium, Barangay Rosario in Pasig City.

Mayo was at-large after killing his cousin, Rodolfo Mayo, on September 16, 2008 over a lingering personal dispute.

Court records showed that Mayo was charged with homicide after stabbing his cousin several times on different parts of the body at the victim’s residence in Barangay Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City while drinking with his companions, which resulted to his immediate death.

The suspect allegedly had grudges against the victim who had beaten his best friend over a heated argument.

After the crime was committed, the suspect immediately escaped and sought refuge from his relatives in Aklan, Capiz for several years.

Then two years ago, he went back to Manila and worked as a stay-in helper at the said condominium in Pasig City.

In a report submitted by San Juan City Police Chief Senior Superintendent Dindo Reyes, the suspect’s capture was a result of a week-long surveillance of the police.

Mayo is currently detained in San Juan City police detention cell. (Hanah Tabios)

2 construction workers dead, 2 others injured after the wall they are drilling collapsed

Two construction workers died, while two others were injured after the wall they are drilling collapsed and buried them at a construction site in Quezon City, Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit identified the fatalities as certain Erickson Alasco, and Kenneth Jacobo, while the wounded workers are Michael Colares, 23, and Jose Duarte, 55.

Report showed that the four men were hired as workers of the under construction condominium along 21st Avenue in Barangay Tagumpay, Cubao.

At around 3:50 p.m., initial investigation disclosed that the men were busy drilling an adobe retaining wall at the site when it suddenly collapsed on them, and buried them on the ground.

Their co-workers immediately reported the incident to police officers and rushed the victims to Quirino Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

However, Alasco and Jacobo, who had bruises all over their bodies, died before reaching the hospital while their two other co-workers were confined after sustaining injuries.

Further investigation is underway. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

3 students arrested on drug charges

Three students were arrested by the police in a separate incident for carrying illegal drugs inside their school campus in Pasay and Taguig City.

A 17-year-old student (name withheld) at the Corazon National High School and a resident of Ivy St., Barangay 184, Maricaban, Pasay City was arrested in possession of three sachets of shabu.

The police said that the student was about to enter their school campus at about 1:00 p.m. when lady guard, Marife Regala, of 23 Blossom St., Barangay 184, Maricaban Pasay City found the three sachets of shabu while conducting check on the student’s bag before entering the school campus.

The student was immediately brought at the office of the school principal who called up the police station and turned over the student.

In Taguig City, members of the Police Community Precinct-2 while conducting beat patrol in Barangay Central Bicutan at about 2:30 p.m. chanced upon two college students from Taguig City University who were both acting suspiciously.

The police accosted the two students identified as John Clement Troy Manalo and Janine Cardozo who were about to enter their school campus.

The police said that upon the conduct of body search, five sachets containing suspected dried marijuana leaves about 8.0 grams and a tooter were found in their possession.

The two students were immediately brought at the Taguig police and will be facing violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act law of 2002. (Jean Fernando)

346 more rounded up in Manila for violating laws, city ordinances

More individuals were added to the growing list of violators of laws and city ordinances in Manila.

The Manila Police District (MPD) rounded up a total of 346 persons from 5 a.m. on August 22 until 5 a.m. on August 23.

Sta. Cruz Police had the most number of apprehended people, recording 81, followed by Meisic Police with 44.

148 or most of those caught violated the smoking ban.

Meanwhile, 97 were also placed under police custody for being half-naked in public; 42 for drinking liquor outside; and, 59 for other violations.

MPD reiterated its commitment to make Manila safe and secure again. (Ria Fernandez)