Sonny T. Mallari

Police arrested three female drug suspects and seized over P1.6 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) from them in a buy-bust operation on Saturday, Sept. 24, in San Mateo town in Rizal province.

The Police Regional Office 4A (PRO 4A) said in a report that anti-illegal drugs operatives collared Joana Babasa, Ana Mae Oliva, and Neavie Guzman, after they allegedly sold a pack of meth to a poseur buyer in Barangay Ampid 1 on Saturday afternoon.

Seized from the suspects were six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 240 grams with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P1,632,000.

The police were conducting further investigations to determine the source of the illegal drugs.

The report tagged Babasa as included on the drug watch list as an “HVI” or high-value individual in the local drug scene.

Brigadier General Jose Melencio Nartatez, Jr., PRO 4A chief, commended all the operatives involved in the operation.

He said the successful anti-illegal drugs operation “will surely create a mark on the minds of these criminals that we are serious in our campaign against dangerous drugs”.

The suspects were detained and faced charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


📷 Rizal PNP

Ylou Dagos

Makaraan ang mahigit  isang linggo, natukoy  na ng Rizal PNP ang dalawa pa sa 4 na bangkay na nakita sa loob ng abandonadong kotse na natagpuan sa Sitio Licao Licao, Barangay Macbud Rodriguez, Rizal noong August 22 ng umaga.

Batay sa pahayag ng Rizal provincial office sa kanilang social media account nitong Martes ng gabi, sinasabing ang dalawa pang bangkay na parehong babae ay sina Vivian Ayala, taga Barangay Ibabang Dupay, Lucena City, at si Riza Miamo, taga Barangay Dulong-Pulo, Bacoor Cavite.

Una nang nakilala ang dalawang lalaking kasama ng mga ito na sina Carl Pabalan, 51,  tubong  Negros Occidental, at residente  ng Barangay Isabang,  Tayabas, Quezon at Robert Ryan Amarillo, 40 anyos, Tubong  Vigan Ilocos Sur,  at residente ng  taga Barangay 8, Lucena City.

Wala namang  iba pang inilabas na karagdagang  detalye ang Rizal PNP hinggil sa kaso, subalit  ayon sa mga awtoridad ay malapit na nila itong maresolba sa pamamagitan ng patuloy na pag-iimbestiga ng binuong  Special Investigation Task Group,  (SITG) Macabud.

Mayroon na anya silang lead sa kung sino ang mga suspek subalit tumanggi pa ang mga itong ilahad ang detalye dahil sa maaring  makaapekto sa ginawa nilang pagtunton at pagkilala sa mga suspek.


Sonny T. Mallari

A man lost his life while trying to pacify his drunken son in Binangonan town in Rizal province early Monday, Aug. 29.

In a report, police in Calabarzon said bolo-wielding Jomary Andaya, who was drunk at the time, went unruly in Barangay Tanod at around 4 a.m.

Jomary, who was followed by his father Noli to calm him down, went to the house of their neighbor, Kelvin Herrera, and challenged anyone to a fight.

Kelvin left the house to try to soothe Jomary. Jomary did not listen to the pleading and instead punched Kelvin unconscious.

This prompted the suspect, Danzel Herrera, also Kelvin’s brother, to charge at Jomary and Noli, repeatedly stabbing the father and son in different parts of their bodies using a kitchen knife.

Both victims were rushed to Margarito Duavit Hospital in the locality, but Noli died along the way.

Danzel was arrested by the barangay peacekeepers and was turned over to the police.


Sonny T. Mallari

A motorcyclist and his back-rider died after figuring in a road accident in Tanay town in Rizal province early Sunday morning.

The Police Regional Office 4A reported that Jonvy Balora was driving a motorcycle at around 3:10 a.m. with Angeline Evangelista as back-rider along Sagpat Pililia diversion road in Barangay Tandang Kutyo.

The report said Balora suddenly overtook another vehicle then collided with an oncoming utility vehicle driven by Genesis Domasig.

Both riders sustained injuries and were declared dead on arrival at Tanay General Hospital.

The report did not state whether or not the fatalities were wearing crash helmets for protection, which is required by the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.

Domasig is in police custody while further investigation is ongoing.


Sonny T. Mallari

Three were arrested for selling marijuana in buy-bust operations in San Mateo town in Rizal province on Saturday, August 27, police said in a report Sunday.

Police in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) said the suspects yielded more than P412,000 worth of the “weed.”

The report said that anti-narcotics agents collared Marlon Doria and Raymond Christian Adriano after they allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover police officer at 9:01 p.m. in Barangay (village) Ampid 1.

The police seized a weighing scale and 2.9 kilos of dried marijuana leaves with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P350,040.

The police also confiscated a motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspects in their distribution of marijuana.

The police tagged Doria as included on the drug watch list as an “HVI” or high-value individual in the local drug scene.

Earlier, police also nabbed Ivan Kim Agustin in another part of the village around 7:13 a.m. The suspect yielded 600 grams of marijuana worth P72,240.

Police were tracking the source of the illegal drugs.

All suspects are under police custody and will face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

According to police intelligence reports, most users of shabu (crystal meth) have shifted to marijuana due to scarcity of meth supplies

as most shabu peddlers have already been arrested.

On August 19 and 26, San Mateo cops collared six drug suspects and seized a total of P578,680 of shabu.


Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Police seized more than P183,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) from an alleged “high value” drug trafficker in Antipolo City in Rizal province early Wednesday.

Police Colonel Dominic Baccay, Rizal police director, said anti-illegal drugs operatives nabbed Edison Zamora, 42, after he allegedly sold P1,000 worth of meth to a poseur buyer in Barangay San Roque at around 5 a.m.

Authorities confiscated from Zamora six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 27 grams. The illegal drugs have an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P183,600.

The illegal activity of the suspect was tipped off to police hotlines by an anonymous caller, the report said.

Police tagged the suspect as included on the police drug watch list as an “HVI” or high-value individual on the local drug scene.

The suspect was detained and is facing a formal complaint for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.



Ylou Dagos

Dalawa ang patay habang tatlo ang sugatan matapos araruhin ng isang jeep ang tatlong motorsiklo at isang tricycle sa kahabaan ng M.H. Del Pilar St., Sitio Suyok, Brgy. Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal pasado alas-7 Lunes ng umaga.

Ayon  sa imbestigasyon ng Tanay Police, nakatulog ang driver ng jeep  kaya nawalan ng kontrol sa manibela at nabangga ang mga biktima sa gilid ng kalsada.

Kinilala ang driver ng jeep na si Virgilio Duran, 58, residente ng Brgy. Mabini, Baras, Rizal.

Pawang nasa gilid ng kalsada ang mga biktima na may kinakausap at ang iba nag-aabang lamang ng masasakyan.

Kabilang sa nasawi ay ang isang senior citizen na taga Sitio Suyuk, Brgy. Plaza Aldea at ang driver ng tricycle na si Abner Fercol.

Nagtamo naman ng malubhang sugat sa katawan ang tatlo pang biktima na dinala sa Rizal Provincial Hospital System sa Morong, Rizal at East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City.

Kinialala ng mga nasugatan na sina Marie Grace Pacardo,   Daniel Moore,   Maria Christine Felcor.

Nahaharap sa kasong homicide with multiple serious physical injuries with multiple damage to properties ang driver ng jeep.


Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Anti-narcotics agents seized more than P403,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) from nine alleged drug pushers in two operations Saturday (Aug. 13) and Sunday (Aug. 14) in Rizal province.

Members of police drug enforcement unit in Morong town collared Reden Delas Armas, Catherine Niegas, Benjie Poliquit, Armin Diaz and Bernie Doria at 2 a.m. Sunday after they allegedly sold shabu to an undercover cop in Barangay Guitnang Bayan II.

The authorities confiscated 15 plastic sachets of meth weighing 50 grams with a Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P340,000.00

The police tagged Delas Armas as an alleged member of a crime group and included on the drug watch list as an “HVI” or high-value individual in the local drug scene.

In Antipolo City, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives and local policemen busted the group of Charlie Estabilla, Romeo Dominador, Richard Saysay and Rickrod Gegania in a drug sting operation in Barangay Sta Cruz around 4:49 p.m. on Saturday.

The suspects yielded 15 grams of meth worth P103,500 as per DDB valuation.

All suspects were detained and are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


📷 Rizal PPO

Ira Claire E. Marasigan

Namataan ng isang anak ng magsasaka at isang drayber ang tatlong vintage bombs sa Rizal kahapon, ika-17 ng Mayo.

Itinawag sa kapulisan ng magsasakang si Rico Bardel ang dalawang bombang nakita ng kanyang anak sa kanilang bakuran sa bayan ng Baras.

Napag-alamang ang mga ito ay Unexploded Explosive Ordnance kayat agad nakipag-ugnayan ang Baras Municipal Police Station (MPS) sa Provincial Explosives and Canine Unit (PECU) ng lalawigan.

Ayon sa imbestigasyon, ang mga bomba ay dalawang mortar na may sukat na 81 mm.

Samantala, isa pang vintage bomb ang nakita rin ng grab driver na si Eduard Castillo sa isang bakanteng lote sa bayan ng San Mateo. Pinaniniwalaang ito ay isang 80 mm round mortar.

Nanawagan naman Rizal Philippine National Police (PNP) na kaagad ipaalam sa mga awtoridad kung may matatagpuang ganitong klase ng bagay at huwag gagalawin upang makaiwas sa peligro, bagkus ay hintayin ang mga eksperto.


📷 DOLE-Rizal

Jennica D. Escrupulo

Ipinamahagi ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Rizal Provincial Office ang suweldo sa unang araw ng payout series sa mahigit 5,000 TUPAD benificiaries sa Rodriguez, Rizal kahapon, Mayo 6.

Alinsunod sa programa, pinangunahan ito ni Rizal Provincial Director Marivic B. Martinez kung saan nakatanggap ang bawat benepisyaryo ng Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program ng suweldo na nagkakahalaga ng Php 4,000 matapos silang magsagawa ng 10-day community service sa kani-kanilang lokalidad.

Dagdag pa rito, ang ipinamahaging halaga ay batay sa pinakamataas na umiiral na minimum wage sa Region IV-A CALABARZON.

Ang TUPAD Program ay laan para sa komunidad na may layuning makatulong at makapagbigay ng panandaliang trabaho sa mga displaced, disadvantaged, seasonal at underemployed na manggagawa mula sa impormal na sektor. Ang bawat benepisyaryo ay kinakailangang magbigay ng hindi bababa sa 10-araw na serbisyo sa komunidad tulad ng paglilinis at rehabilitasyon ng mga pampublikong lugar at opisina ng gobyerno.