After an anti-crime drive last Monday night in Bulacan which killed 32 suspected druggies, another operation was conducted in Manila Thursday night which then led to the deaths of 25 suspected criminals, but according to Supt. Erwin Margarejo, spokesperson for the Manila Police District not all of them are drug offenders as the other 11 were involved in robbery.
There were also 70 alleged drug users arrested.
The operations were carried out in the Central Market area, Malate, Moriones, Sampaloc, Santa Ana, Pandacan and Ermita districts.
Despite mixed feedbacks of the results of the anti-crime sweeping, the president made it clear that the operations conducted was blessed by him.
(DAILY NEWS ROUND UP FOR 08 / 18/ 17)