Authorities are looking for a barangay kagawad in Manila who allegedly stabbed an importunate resident asking for assistance in the middle of their cash aid distribution.
In a CCTV footage taken Sunday afternoon, drunk Moises Tabilog, a resident of Barangay 106, approached barangay official Arturo Magtalas to ask for social amelioration program form allegedly.
CCTV also captured Magtalas hitting Tabilog on his nape, and the two eventually fought each other in the street.
The barangay officials broke their fight, but Magalas later went to Tabilog’s house and stabbed him.
Tabilog is recovering at the hospital and is planning to file a case against the kagawad.
Romeo Bagay, the Manila barangay bureau chief, advised the barangay officials to exercise maximum tolerance when it comes to importunate residents.
The city was still under enhanced community quarantine at the time of the arrest, according to Police Col. Allen Rae Co, chief of the Baguio City Police Office.
When the police took the suspects to the station and searched their belongings, authorities seized 9 sachets of suspected shabu, 1 weighing scale, 1 cal .22 revolver, and 29 ammunition of different guns from one of the suspects.
“We assume na baka nagbebenta yung nahulihan ng drugs and baril with so many sachets unless pangsariling gamit nila but again ‘di nga natin nahuli in the act of selling and dito sa atin wala siyang records pero I was told na he was arrested sometime 2007 raw yata somewhere in either Pampanga or Bulacan, but we must check first,” explained Co.
(We assume that the one arrested with drugs and gun is selling shabu with so many sachets unless it is for his personal use. We were not able to catch him in the act of selling, and he has no records here. But I was told he was arrested sometime in 2007, somewhere in either Pampanga or Bulacan but we must check first.)
“We would like to remind those would be wrongdoers that even though we are so very busy implementing the provisions of ECQ, we will not be remiss in our duties and will continue to do everything we can to serve and protect the public,” he added.
The three will face charges in violation of the declaration of public health emergency in the country. At the same time, the other one would also face cases related to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.