FOR running amuck while holding a home-made shotgun, a 44-year-old scavenger was arrested at the
Happy Land Compound in Vitas, Tondo, Manila, shortly before midnight the other night.
Charged before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office with violation of Manila City Revised
Ordinance Section 844 or Breach of Peace and Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms
and Ammunition was suspect Romar Manaloto, alias ‘Bong’, of Happy Land. Recovered from him was a
loaded improvised shotgun.
Supt. Jay Dimaandal of the Manila Police District-Station 1 said concerned citizens informed
the desk officer of the Smokey Mountain Police Community Precinct regarding the chaos being created
by the suspect, thus waking up the entire neighborhood and scaring passersby.
When police arrived, the suspect tried to flee but he was cornered, disarmed and then
brought to the precinct.