The victim was identified to be Police Officer 2 Mark Anthony Peñano. He was shot at Ayala Avenue corner Marcelino Street near Technological University of the Philippines. CCTV footage showed that the unknown suspects were riding in three motorcycles, 10 bullet shells were found in the crime scene.
Peñano was shot in th head and body while wearing the helmet and they were riding a motorcycle when the shooting happened, according the his child.
Fortunately, the child was left unharmed. Investigations are still ongoing.
A similar incident happened in Sta. Mesa district of Manila before dawn cracked on Thursday in the victim's house.
Victim was identified as PO1 Rommel Poblete but had an alias of Jun Hernandez, who sustaned a gunshot wound in his shoulder. He was brought to the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame. Suspect was identified as Darwin Sanchez, 35 years old. The two were reportedly arguing before the cop was shot, suspect evaded on a taxi.
Meanwhile in Bulacan, Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-drug operation in northern province resulted to the deaths of 21 drug suspects in a single. By far, the highest death toll since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office and declared a war on drugs on July 2016.
Bulacan Police Director Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. stated that the operation in the past 24 hours resulted to 21 suspects dead while 64 others were apprehended. The killed ones allegedly resisted and fought back during the arrest.
President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on the government's war on drugs garnered different reactions.
Congressmen from the minority bloc of the house stated that his statements practically meant an admission to the war's failure when Duterte said it cannot be done just within a year.
In a press conference, these boys loves press conferences and cameras, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano responded to the President's recent remarks on war on drugs.
"When the President said it would take more than six years to solve the drug problem, it is preparing the nation of his failure. That is an admission of failure that he could not solve the drug problem within his term," Lagman claimed.
Alejano said, in a mocking manner, that the President is developing since he is now admitting to his failure.
"It’s a welcome development for the President to admit he could not solve the problem," Alejano said.
Ernesto Abella, Presidential Spokesperson, defended Duterte from malice-filled congressmen who could barely do anything for this country.
"The President’s remarks that the Philippines cannot control the drug problem underscore its depth, enormity and the complexity. PRRD’s statement further points out that the drug situation in the Philippines is a problem that cannot be solved overnight," Abella said.
"The anti-drug campaign must thus, continue to be unrelenting and unremitting while getting everyone’s full support and cooperation," he added.
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