Quezon City

fire in building

In the middle of the summer heat, a fire seethed through the top floors of a 21-storey residential building in Manila on Monday, killing an elderly woman and injuring five other people, authorities said. Mayor Edwin Olivarez stated over phone that more than 100 firetrucks engaged the blaze at the Pacific Coast Plaza condominium in Paranaque city, where one lane of a coastal road along Manila Bay was closed due

police

Investigation is continuing over the killing of self-confessed Cebu drug lord Franz Sabalones. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) spokesperson Police Captain Rohaina Asalan said that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU’s) probe is still continuing. QCPD chief Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. added there is “nothing significant yet” in the investigation informed in a separate text message. Sabalones was shot in the head on Thursday early morning at

arrest

An individual believed to be a ranking member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Quezon City on Monday. Abuhair Kullim Indal, 32, AKA Annual Dasil and Abu Khair, was seized at the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat on April 12, the Philippine National Police (PNP) proclaimed yesterday. Indal is purportedly a right-hand man of Abu Sayyaf leaders Furuji Indama and Nur Hassan Jamiri. According to PNP chief

police

As part of a drill aimed to boost awareness and preparedness for possible terror attacks, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) led a simulation of a bomb blast in Cubao’s busy business district on Tuesday. The simulated blast took place in a food park after the “suspect” was seen placing a mysterious bag in the area. Afterwards the “explosion,” firefighters, security personnel, policemen and medics arrived at the scene and

weather

Heat and humidity readings in the National Capital Region are at record high at 40.8 degrees Celsius this weekend, according to PAGASA on Sunday. Data from the state weather bureau showed that its NAIA station in Pasay recorded the 40.8°C high on Saturday, the highest in the region since the dry summer season kicked in. Where the temperature in the National Capital Region hit its highest numbers for the year

Arrest

Patrolman Darryl Galendez, a rookie cop was detained with his father and aunt during a drug bust operation in Quezon City, Tuesday night. Galendez, 26, assigned with Police Community Precinct 2 of the Malabon City police, was nabbed in a sting in Barangay Pasong Tamo at around 10:30 p.m. Suspect’s father Daniel, 50, and aunt Estrella Alfonso, 36, were also seized by members of the Quezon City Police District Station

Drug-cleared barangays in Quezon City now at 30

The Quezon City government’s Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who also heads the city’s anti-drug abuse council, announced on Tuesday that five more barangays have been declared drug-cleared and brought the city’s total to 30 drug-free barangays. District 3’s barangays Dioquino Zobel, Escopa I, Camp Aguinaldo, Blue Ridge B and Ugong Norte respectively were acknowledged drug-cleared by the PDEA as of March of this year. There were previously only 25 drug-free

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Party contraband valueing P14 million were seized by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)’s drug enforcement unit (DEU), they led the operation at around 8:30 am at the Studio A Condominium near the corner of Xaverville Ave. and Esteban Abada Street next to Katipunan Avenue, QC. Police arrested a woman named Evette Tividad, confiscated the following party drugs: 3,500 pieces of ecstasy tablets weighing 2.5 kilograms (kg) worth P5.25

Tandang Sora closure starts

Quezon City’s Tandang Sora interchange and flyover closed Saturday night to make way to the construction of the MRT-7. Authorities sealed off the area with barriers while signs were placed up over adjacent lanes informing motorists of the closure while providing 2 nearby U-turn slots. MMDA also has flashing stoplights permitting enforcers to manually direct traffic. Around an estimate of 100,000 motorists will be affected by the closure. The flyover