P800k worth of illegal drugs seized from 3 suspects posing as frontliners

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Three men posing as frontliners have been arrested at a checkpoint in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Mai Bermudez reported in Unang Balita on Wednesday.

The three were identified as Julius Francisco and father and son Andrew and Roy Aldrin Marcolita.

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The three men did not have an ID to prove they were frontliners. They carry only quarantine passes that belonged to someone else.

Police also seized P800,000 worth of illegal drugs from the suspects.

Francisco admitted that he gets a commission from selling illegal drugs. Roy Aldrin denied the allegations while the father and son refused to comment on their arrest.

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6 killed, including 2 minors in ‘Tondominium’ fire

A fire killed six people, including two minors in Tondo Manila, Thursday morning, according to Isa Avendano-Umali’s report on Dobol B sa News TV, citing a disaster official.

Director Arnel Angeles of the Manila Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) said the latest count of casualties was six.

The fire engulfed residential areas in at the corner of Tioco and Herbosa streets behind Pritil Market; a place residents referred to as “Tondominium.”

Among the fatalities were a 40-year-old resident, a senior citizen, and two minor siblings who were left by their mother at their house to buy food in the supermarket.

Four people were also hurt, including a firefighter. The fire which reached first alarm started at 6:37 a.m. and was declared fire-out at 7:52 a.m.

The fire victims will use the covered court in the area as their temporary shelter.

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Tondo District I will be under hard lockdown from May 3 to 4

Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso will impose a two-day hard lockdown in 136 barangays of Tondo District 1, from May 3 to 4, to further stop the spread of the virus.

“The announcement on the hard lockdown will be done tomorrow. We will give ample time for people to prepare,” Moreno said.

“We’re eyeing May 3 or 4. It is definitely within the week,” he added.

Moreno, however, earlier said the Divisoria night market could be exempted from the hard lockdown due to the high demand for essential goods from within the city and other parts of Luzon.

“If you’re going to shut it down the way it was done in Sampaloc, maaapektuhan ang pamilihang bayan sa buong Maynila at ibang pamilihang bayan sa Metro Manila (the whole market of Manila and other markets in Metro Manila),” Moreno noted.

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