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‘Vigilantes’ kill 9 in Metro

  • Written by Edd Reyes and Jeffrey Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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NINE drug suspects , including a couple and two siblings, were killed by alleged vigilantes in separate shooting incidents in Metro Manila.

Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said on Thursday, Randy David, 38, and his common-law-wife Marnele Caside, 26, were sleeping in their house at Blk 12B Lot 5 Sulib Street, Barangay 18, Dagat-Dagatan, when two armed men with bonnets and face masks forcibly enetered and fired shots at them around 2 a.m.
Responding cops found from David’s waist two plastic sachet of shabu while two empty shells were recovered from the scene. Barangay 18 kagawad Richard Aguirre told police the victims were engaged in illegal drug trade and surrendered under “Oplan Tokhang” but did not stop from selling illegal drugs.
In Barangay 161, Mark Edwin Enriquez, 21, of 7 Reparo St. and his alleged accomplice Selnar Sanchez, 28, were standing on the road around 2 a.m. when three men on two motorcycles arrived and shot the victim, while Sanchez was able to run for safety. Barangay 161  kagawad Romeo Apuad, 63, said Enriquez was not only engaged in drug peddling but was also involved in a series of carnapping incidents in their area and nearby barangays. A plastic sachet of shabu was recovered by police in the victim’s body.
Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Richard Cham, 29, and his sister Rovelyn Parado, were watching television in their house at 2717 Waling-Waling Extension, Barangay 174, Camarin when two armed men barged in and shot them, killing them instantly. Police found a loaded .9mm “Black Widow” revolver and four empty shells for unknown handgun. Homicide investigator PO3 Ryhan Rodriguez said the victims were involved in illegal drugs.
In Barangay 168 Deparo, Alfredo Nieto alias “Onyo”, 33, of NPC Villa Maria Hilaris, and a certain alias “James” were playing cards when they two men strafed them around 9 p.m. James died on the spot while Nieto was rushed to the Tala Hospital where he died later. Police said Nieto turned his house into a drug den and James was allegedly one of his clients.
In Malabon City, Mauricio Recto, 59, of C-4 Road, Barangay Tanong, was sleeping in his tricycle around 12:20 a.m. when four armed men on two motorcycles arrived around 11:50 p.m. The backrider alighted and shot the victim repeatedly. Rexto was declared dead upon arrival at the Tondo Medical Center.  The tanods told PO2 Benjamin Sy Jr. the victim was in the drug watchlist of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC).
In Pasay, police said around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, two suspects in black jackets gunned down Richard Raiz, 36, of Electrical Road, Barangay 191, Zone 20, Pasay City. Police said Raiz, who refused to surrender under “Oplan Tokhang” was in the drug watchlist of  Airport Police Community Precinct (PCP) 11.
At 1 a.m. Saturday, car washboy Wilfredo Padilla, 42, of San Juan St., Barangay 8, Zone 2, Pasay City, was gunned down in front of his horrified live-in partner Maricel Abellar. SPO1 Giovanni Arcinue said the incident took place in front of Tiger gasoline station just meters away from Padilla’s house. Police said Padilla was also a drug runner/peddler in his neighborhood.