Rhoderick Armamento said Christian Reyes Jucal, 36, was arrested after he sold a sachet of crystal meth or 'shabu' (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to an undercover policeman in Barangay Ibabang Dupay in Lucena City at 2:25 a.m.
Jucal had eight small plastic sachets of 'shabu' weighing 2.44 grams worth P4,500 in the street market.
NNA - The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) bureau issued on Monday the following statement: "On the occasion of the International Day of Lebanese Expatriates which falls on the second Sunday of March each year, and building on the recommendations of the World Council of the WLCU which was held last November in Costa Rica, and upon the directives of President Michel Douwaihi, the Union celebrated this occasion in every continent with seminars and rallies held in the Lebanese clubs and places where the statue of Lebanese expatriates is located." In Lebanon, a delegation of the youth branch at the Union in Argentina "JUCAL
" gathered in front of a statue of Lebanese emigrants in the Port area, and laid flowers at the statue.
In his own little way, Frederick Jucal helped Rodrigo Duterte win the presidency, campaigning for the then Davao City mayor by wearing a T-shirt that bears his candidate's portrait.
One year later, Jucal's live-in partner still keeps the shirt -but as a sad memento from Frederick, whom his family now count as one of the victims of the bloody drug war unleashed by Duterte upon coming to power.
One afternoon in December last year, a masked man shot the 35-year-old Jucal and his childhood friend Norman 'Oman' Esquillo, 36, outside Jucal's house in Barangay Burol, Mandaluyong City.
Jucal died after being hit six times, while the wounded Esquillo avoided a fatal hit as the gunman stopped shooting and fled because his mask fell off, exposing his face to witnesses.
Jucal's loved ones, Barangay Burol officials, and a sibling of Esquillo agree that Jucal - a volunteer fireman and electrician by trade; a quiet man who 'hated drugs,' liked aquarium fish and kept a pet snake, and a father of four - was just a victim of mistaken identity.
Yet as early 2013, Jucal was convinced Duterte should be the next President.
She showed the Inquirer the 'Du30' T-shirt that Jucal personally designed.
Investigator PO1 Noli Jucal said the CCTV footage was not that clear enough to identify the suspect, although it could stand as circumstantial evidence.
"Although we did not see in the video the actual taking of the valuables, the mere fact he was the only person seen at the area," made Juan a probable suspect, Jucal said.