A pedicab driver was arrested after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old girl for almost a year in Santa Mesa, Manila.
According to information from the Santa Mesa Police, the suspect was identified as Anthony Hernandez, 31, who lives in a compound in the said area.
During the initial police investigation, it appeared that the suspect allegedly started molesting the victim who was his neighbor since July 2019 and lasted until the first week of March 2020.
According to a report by Manny Vargas of Super Radyo DZBB, it was said that the suspect was able to enter the victim’s house and abuse the child while she was sleeping.
Police added that the pedicab driver also went to the victim’s school and threatened her whenever he saw her talking to her classmates.
When one of the victim’s cousins found out about the incident, he immediately reported to the victim’s mother, and they told the matter to the authorities, which led to the suspect’s arrest.
The victim will undergo a medical examination for the case that would be filed against the suspect.
600 coast guard personnel infected
Up to 600 Philippine Coast Guard personnel have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while continuing their service to bring home LSIs (locally stranded individuals) and incoming overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their respective provinces.
According to the PCG report yesterday, 71 new cases were reported, so the number of active cases rose to 297.
Such personnel was immediately pulled out of their stations and given due medical attention. The staff who met those who tested positive for COVID-19 are being monitored.
PCG ensured regular swab testing of their frontliners and supplied adequate vitamins, PPE sets, and medical supplies to perform their duties properly.
Makati offers free vaccine to frontliners, essential workers
All frontliners and essential workers of the Makati City Government are vaccinated so that they have protection against severe fatigue in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
According to Makati Mayor Abby Binay, the city government will provide free vaccines against the flu and pneumonia to its frontliners and essential workers to strengthen their immune system.
Yesterday, about 1,530 frontliners and essential workers were given the flu vaccine, and will also be vaccinated against pneumonia this coming August, according to the mayor.
He said the immunization program covers all 9,706 city employees, but he instructed the Health Department to give priority to doctors, nurses, and other health personnel.