According to a police report, the suspects tried to pass by at the checkpoint, but due to community quarantine and curfew enforcement, they were apprehended.
One of the suspects even posed as a “person under monitoring” as a justification for their curfew violation but failed to provide proof.
During the investigation, another suspect suddenly attempted to throw something away, and on the examination, it was found to be illegal drugs.
There the police arrested the cousins. Authorities also found the names the suspects gave were fake.
The suspects would face several cases, including the use of fictitious names and violations of the curfew ordinance and the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Corpse with bullet shot found in South Cotabato
A body of a 69-year-old man was found on the side of the road Thursday morning in Tupi, South Cotabato.
The victim was identified as Medardo Pestano, who was found shot to have been shot in the jaw.
Residents at the Tupi Municipal Police Station reported that they heard a gunshot at five in the morning. The next morning at 7 o’clock they saw Pestano’s body.
Police recovered two rounds of ammunition and a gun at the crime scene. They are still investigating whether the gun belonged to the victim.
According to the police, they spoke with the victim’s family and said the man was heading to Davao City to look for a job.
Police are now investigating who is behind the shooting and what the possible motives are.
23-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Batangas
A baby died days before he tested positive of COVID-19 in Batangas province, a city mayor said.
Mayor Eric Africa of Lipa City said the 23-day-old baby is from Brgy. Lodlod who died on April 5. He said the Department of Health released the test results of the newborn after his death.
The Department of Health has yet to confirm the report. It also stopped releasing case profiles of recent COVID-19 fatalities since April 3.
“Please pray for the soul of their little angel,” Africa wrote on Facebook.
The baby is believed to be the youngest COVID-19 fatality from the pandemic virus that has already infected 4,076 people in the country and killed 207.