Wilfredo Halili
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 47
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation in public
  • Date of Incident: July 30, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 4:40 pm
  • Location of Incident: , Manila

Korean hangs self after losing P 20 M

A Korean tourist reportedly claimed his own life by hanging himself after losing P20 million at a casino in Malate, Manila before shortly after midnight Tuesday.

The victim, 30-year-old Hyun Jin Do, temporarily residing at Admiral Bay Suites at 2138 Aldecoa Street, was found hanging by his friend Sang Sik Yang and driver Artnulfo Atok, Jr. in their room’s balcony about 12:13 a.m.

PO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Manila Police District Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section said the Korean tourists arrived in the country on June 14 and hired Atok as their personal driver.

However, last Monday morning, it was only Sik Yang who joined Atok and when they got home about 11:30 p.m., the victim was not responding to their calls to open the door, so they sought assistance from hotel personnel.

It was then that they discovered the victim already lifeless.

Atok said that the two were fond of playing at the casino, and that the victim told him that he had lost P20 million.

“He was sidelined inside the said suites from July 28 to 29 before he went out again on July 30,” San Pedro said. (Jaimie Rose Aberia)

2 men died in QC shootings

Critical gunshot wounds caused the instant death of two men in separate shooting incidents perpetrated by unidentified armed suspects in Quezon City Monday night.

In Barangay Commonwealth, a 53-year-old engineer identified as Maximo Gonzales was shot twice in his head while inside his car in front of a commercial building along Payatas Road.

Initial investigation showed that Gonzales was preparing to go home from work at about 7:30 p.m. when the still unidentified assailant fired at his vehicle and shot him twice in the head.

A security guard manning his post nearby the area heard five successive gunshots and upon verifying, saw Gonzales’ lifeless body behind the steering wheel.

Authorities recovered pieces of spent shells of caliber .45 in the scene.

Four hours later, another shootout occurred at Barangay Holy Spirit where the victim was repeatedly shot to death by three men wearing face masks in front of a billiard hall along Area 6, Nawasa Road.

The slain victim identified as John Paul Olangca, 29, sustained multiple gunshot wounds causing his sudden death.

Prior to the incident, Olangca was talking with his colleague in front of Clarence Billiard at about 11:30 p.m. when they saw a violet van without a plate number pass by.

Investigation showed that the victim and his cohort noticed the three men all clad in jackets and wearing face masks alighted the vehicle and walk towards their direction.

Upon approaching them, one of the men pulled out his handgun and fired successive gunshots at Olongca, prompting the victim’s colleague to run away.

PO3 Roldan Cornejo said that a witness saw the assailants blocking a white van to use as their getaway vehicle because they could not start the violet van they first used.

The witnesses who saw Olangca’s bullet-riddled body slumped to the ground rushed him to the hospital but he was declared dead on arrival.
(Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

3 men killed in drug ops

Three men allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade were gunned down in separate drug sting operations in Manila.

In Sta. Cruz district, Wilfredo Halili, 47, died when he engaged an undercover policeman in a shootout during a drug bust launched inside a shanty along a railroad track on Antipolo Street about 4:40 p.m. of Monday.

Initial investigation showed that Halili sensed that he was being entrapped after he saw traces of “colored powder” in his hands when the undercover agent from Manila Police District (MPD) Station 3 handed his payment.

Halili immediately pulled out his gun and shot the police officer but missed, prompting the latter to retaliate and hit Halili in the chest.

Halili was brought to Ospital ng Tondo but eventually succumbed to his gunshot wound. Police recovered from the operation a sachet of suspected shabu, and the P500 marked money.

In Pandacan district, a certain Reynaldo Dela Cruz and Archie Cailan, around 35-years-old, were both killed in a gun battle with operatives of MPD Station 10, shortly after midnight of Tuesday.

Initial investigation showed that Dela Cruz fired shots toward his customer along Beata Street about 12:30 a.m., when he sensed that he was dealing with a police officer.

The undercover policeman retaliated and fatally shot Dela Cruz. Meanwhile, Cailan suddenly appeared and shouted “Sabayan na lang tayo!” but he was beaten to the draw by the other members of the police team. The suspects died instantly, police said.

Authorities recovered from the crime scene the suspects’ loaded gun, and four sachets of suspected shabu.

A follow-up investigation is still being conducted, police said. (Analou De Vera)

9 rounded up for drug possession in QC

Eight men and a woman were apprehended by the authorities for possession of illegal drugs during simultaneous one-time big-time operations in Barangay Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City Tuesday morning.

Novaliches Police Station led by P/Supt. April Mark Young first to conduct the said operation along Villareal Street near corner San Luis Street at about 10 a.m.

First to fall in the hands of the operatives were Rex De Guzman, 31, Arman Manalo, 24, Rodrigo Doroño, 26, and Cassidy Salonga, 34.

Reports showed that the four men were playing cara y cruz or game of chance when the police officers arrived leading to their arrest.

Recovered from them were four heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu and different denominations of coins and bills used in the game.

Meanwhile, at along Villareal corner Nicasio Streets, the same team led by Young collared Juan Mark Elwyn Bañez, 33, Fendle Gonzales, 39, Paul Michael Santiago, 28, Angel Temperatura, 57, and Romella Mabasa, 37.

The five drug personalities were also caught engaging in cara y cruz upon the apprehension of the authorities.

Confiscated from their possession were five sachets of white substance suspected as shabu and different denominations of coins and bills.

Apprehended persons were brought to the Novaliches Police Station and will be facing drug-related charges. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

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