Man threatens guard with fake gun arrested

Two men were arrested after one of them allegedly threatened them with a fake gun in Quezon City, James Agustin reported in the First News on Friday.

A suspect allegedly used a fake gun to threaten the guard of a sari-sari store who refused to sell him alcohol.

The suspects, Alejandro Alfonso and his accomplice Nino Garualdo were arrested after the police received a complaint on Thursday night in Barangay North Fairview.

Aside from the gun replica, a knife and were also recovered from the two.

According to the female victim, Alfonso wanted to buy three bottles of beer, but the payment is insufficient, so she did not sell it to him. In anger, Alfonso allegedly threatened to shoot the store with bullets.

Alfonso admitted that they argued with the victim but denied that he pointed a gun at her. He said his grandson owned the gun replica.

Alfonso also admitted that the marijuana seized by the authorities was his.

Garualdo denied that he was involved in what happened.

The two were previously arrested due to a case involving illegal drugs.


26,000 IT and BPO jobs will be offered to displaced OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will offer 26,000 jobs in the information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industry to (OFWs) who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a report by JP Soriano on GMA News “24 Oras” on Thursday, it is said that among the jobs that OFWs can apply for are customer service, technical support, IT support, IT developers, and consultants.

“Sa ngayon po nag-uumpisa ‘yong pagtatawag, pagko-contact doon sa mga returning OFWs to offer the jobs and then ito po will run until December this year and we will follow through on the successful matching and referral na nangyayari po ngayon. So there’s an ongoing recruitment and hiring process,” said DOLE assistant secretary Dominique Tutay.

DOLE added that they would also be looking for workers with new skills for manufacturing companies.

DOLE encourages OFWs to acquire new skills through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or online skills training of the .