Woman who stole from OFW arrested in Ermita

A 50-year-old woman suspected of theft was arrested in Ermita, Manila.

An OFW applicant sought help from Ermita Police after the suspect, a resident of Dasmariñas City, Cavite, allegedly stole his bag containing a cellphone, wallet, and wedding ring.

The two met Wednesday and even got together at a diner on UN Avenue.

CCTV footage showed the victim holding her red bag while paying and the suspect was also carrying his black bag.

But when she came out of the restaurant, the suspect was also carrying her companion’s bag.

During the Bocobo PCP’s follow-up operation, the suspect was arrested when she was seen again at a medical clinic in the area.

According to Police Lt. Col. Evangeline Cayaban, Ermita police commander, the suspect’s modus operandi is to pretend to be an applicant to get the victim’s heart.

It also appears from the investigation that the suspect also did this in 2007 and she has also been in and out of jail.

Nothing was returned to the victim’s belongings and it was also confirmed to her bank that her P50,000 had also been withdrawn.

But the suspect denies that she took the money out of the bank.

She will be charged with theft and the police are also calling on other victims to approach them.

Authorities have also warned the public not to be complacent in dealing with strangers.

Also read: Korean arrested for abduction of fellow Korean in Ermita


School campsite in Tarlac City converted into COVID-19 facility

A school opened its camping grounds to serve as a large COVID-19 quarantine facility located in Brgy. Culipat, Tarlac City.

According to Dr. Ruth Tulabot, of Tarlac Christian College and also a COVID-19 survivor, she saw the difficulty of getting a room in when she had COVID-19.

That is why this inspired their family to temporarily lend their camping grounds to turn it into an isolation facility.

Such grounds have 300 bed capacity which they have lent for free to the local government. Here asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the city can be isolated.

Each room has its own bathroom for the safety of patients. Two doctors and six from the city health department are assigned to the facility and there are police to ensure the area is safe.

The LGU responds to patients’ food, disinfection, and collection in the area.

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