Passenger fakes swab test in Davao, tested positive for COVID-19

Authorities are in the custody of a passenger who arrived in Davao City this weekend and presented a fake swab test.

According to authorities, Frederick Panol Grande arrived at Francisco Bangoy International Airport and discovered that his RT-PCR test result was tampered with and stated that he was negative for COVID-19.

“An email from the testing center proved that he faked the result,” according to the Davao local government statement.

Authorities also said that the address and contact number he declared was also incorrect.

Grande surrendered, according to the airport’s health monitoring team, and confirmed that he was positive for COVID-19.

According to Davao City public safety and command center chief Angel Sumagaysay, 33 people have been caught presenting results, and 10 of them have already been charged.

Barangay captain injured in Davao Oriental shooting

A 56-year-old barangay captain was injured after he was shot by a riding-in-tandem in Brgy. Cawayanan in Boston, Davao Oriental Monday afternoon.

Yulito Badang sustained injuries and was rushed to Cateel District Hospital.

Badang is currently the barangay chief of Cawayanan.

Based on the police investigation, the victim was walking in Sitio Kamad towards his farm when he was met by two men on a motorcycle and shot him three times.

The suspects immediately fled using the motorcycle which has no plate number.

Police are still investigating the motive for the crime.

The victim was also transferred to Tagum Doctors Hospital in Davao del Norte and is recovering.

Tricycle driver arrested in drug buy-bust in Caloocan

A 40-year-old tricycle driver was arrested in a follow-up buy-bust operation in Brgy. 33, Caloocan this Wednesday morning.

According to Police Maj. Ramon Aquiatan Jr., chief of the Northern Police District-Drug Enforcement Unit, “Jeffrey” was arrested after transacting with the police in the buy-bust.

More than 100 grams of suspected shabu worth P748,000 were confiscated from the suspect.

The suspect was allegedly the “Top 1 drug personality” who supplies large amounts of illegal drugs in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela.

Jeffrey admitted that he was using illegal drugs, but denied that he was selling them.

The suspect will face charges of violating RA 9165.