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12 die in 7 Metro shootouts

  • Written by Jeffrey C. tiangco, itchie g. cabayan, Edd Reyes & Arlene rivera With Jaemy Glemao
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AT least 12 men were killed, while two others were injured, in separate shooting incidents in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Pasay, Makati, Caloocan and Pasig cities as the killing goes on unabated with police appearing to be clueless on the identities of suspects behind the summary executions.

Police said the first incident took place at 9:55 p.m. Monday when unidentified gunmen shot and seriously wounded construction worker Arnold Omandac, 33. He was rushed to Las Piñas District Hospital due to bullet wounds in the body.
The incident took place on Ninoy Aquino Avenue, northbound, Irasan, Bgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City.
Police refused to confirm whether the incident was drug-related.
In Pasay City, at 10:45 p.m., three gunmen riding two motorcycles and alleged members of Deadly Death Squad (DDS), shot dead Barangay Kagawad Susan Lim, alias Tutay, 50, at the compound of her house at 2435 Decena Street.
Police said Lim died on the spot due to several bullet wounds in the body. Her nephew, Robert Leeroy Lim, 26, also a barangay kagawad, was hit by a stray bullet in the head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he still confined.
It was not clear whether the killing was drug-related but Susan was confirmed to be on the police drug watchlist.
Jeepney barker Edwin Mendoza Alon-Alon, alias Bato, 36, of 3939 M. Roxas St., Bgy. Baclaran, and one alias Petus, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen an hour (11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.) apart in front of separate convenience stores in Bgys. Baclaran and Tambo.
Police said a placard was recovered beside Alon-Alon’s body that read “’Wag tularan drug pusher” as well as a plastic sachet of suspected shabu.
Fernie Pinto, driver, told police that Alon-Alon was calling for passengers when a hooded gunman, wearing white sweat shirt, approached from behind and shot him at close range.
The suspect walked casually towards Airport Road and disappeared in the dark.
Petus was shot three times by an unidentified suspect, who fled as the victim fell dead on the ground. Police said a plastic sachet of shabu was recovered from his right pants’ pocket.
In Makati, an unidentified man, who bore a Sigue-Sigue Commando Gang tattoo, died due to several gunshot wounds while being treated at Ospital ng Makati.
Police said the victim, a known drug suspect, was successively shot by still unidentified suspect while standing on the sidewalk in Bgy. Guadalupe Nuevo.
At 2 a.m. in Las Piñas, an unidentified man, said to be into illegal drug activities, was shot dead in Bgy. Talon Dos.
In Manila, two suspected drug pushers who reportedly refused to surrender in the ‘Oplan Tokhang’ of the Manila Police District (MPD) were killed when they allegedly shot it out with operatives during a buy-bust operation in Sta. Cruz, a couple of hours past midnight yesterday.
One of the fatalities was identified through his voter’s ID as Virgilio Albay, alias ‘Junior Komang’, 47, while the other was identified only as alias ‘Commando.’
A report from SPO2 Charles John Duran of the MPD-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (CAPIS) said the two were killed at 2 a.m. during an operation carried out by the Station Anti-Illegal Drugs (SAID) at a vacant lot located at 2063 Vision St., Sta. Cruz.
POI John Michael Serrano posed as a buyer when Albay sensed that he was a cop and alerted his cohort. He drew his gun but was shot by PO1 Robert Cabudoy, Jr. who was Serrano’s back-up.
Alias ‘Commando’ also allegedly tried to shoot Serrano but was fired at by PO1 John Angelo Lopez.
Recovered from them were two cal. .38 guns, sachets containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The two are said to be on the drug watchlist of MPD-Station 3.
In Caloocan City, two siblings were killed when they shot it out with policemen conducting an anti-illegal drug operation while a suspected drug peddler was shot dead by alleged members of “Caloocan Death Squad” in separate incidents Monday night and midnight yesterday.
Jessie Arceo and his brother Jojie, both of Sampaguita Street, Green Valley Phase 5, Bgy. 178, Camarin, died on the spot while a certain alias “Kokoy,” who also engaged lawmen in a shootout, escaped.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said operatives of the Station Anti-Illegal Drugs North received an information that a pot session was ongoing inside the house of the Arceos, so they conducted an operation at 12 midnight.
Operatives, led by SPO3 Romulo Llorente, were approaching the area when Kokoy and Arceo, who were standing on the path walk, fired at the direction of lawmen, who retaliated, hitting the two.
Police recovered from the slain suspects’ pockets two improvised shotguns and two plastic sachets of shabu.
Earlier at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Conrado Marcos, 48, of 1057 Interior 2, Gen. San Miguel, Bgy. 4, was standing at the corner of Julian Felipe and San Miguel Streets when four armed men on board two motorcycles arrived and shot him dead.
Police recovered at the scene five empty shells and one deformed slug for unknown caliber of firearm while a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu was recovered from the victim’s left pocket.
The victim’s sister, Milagros Marcos, admitted to homicide investigator SPO2 Eduardo Tribiana that his brother was a drug user.
Meanwhile, Senior Supt. Lorenzo Holanday Jr., Marikina police chief, said Lester Vince Sacabon, alias Demonyo, of 71 Langka St., Libis Bulelak, Bgy. Malanday, was shot dead at 7:20 p.m. near his house.
Witnesses said Sacabon was approaching the gate of his house after watching a bingo game when the RIT suspects stopped and shot him repeatedly.
On the other hand, John Patrick Marcelo, 24, of  Avocado St., Lupang Pari, Bgy. San Miguel, Pasig City, and his live-in partner Juvilyn Mupan were shot by motorcycle-riding suspects at 10:20 p.m.
Reports said the couple were walking on Atis Street when two RIT suspects suddenly arrived and shot them.
Police said Marcelo is on the drug watchlist of Bgy. San Miguel as pusher/user.