Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso on Saturday announced a P100,000 reward for the capture of each suspect in the killing of a COVID-19 marshal, according to a 24 Oras News report.
Ronald Malonzo Castelo was shot to death in Manila’s Port Area on September 6.
Domagoso identified the suspects as Musa Sangkity, alias Johari or Joe; an alias Arnel; and an alias Benhur Mapagmahal.
Domagoso also appealed to the public to report to authorities any information that may lead to the three suspects’ arrest.
Meanwhile, the city government boosted its efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by strengthening local hospital capacity in the treatment of COVID-positive patients through new machines for the city’s public hospitals.
“We continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city. From this day, Ospital ng Sampaloc patients with severe COVID-19 infection may now use the high-flow oxygen system to help them recover faster,” Domagoso said in a Facebook post.
Three units of high-flow oxygen systems were installed at the Ospital ng Sampaloc (OSSAM), as hospital director Aileen Lacsamana expressed her gratitude to Domagoso and to Manila City Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna for their support.
“It does a different mechanism in the lungs other than plain oxygen delivery. What’s good about it is that, even though OSSAM is only licensed by DOH as a primary hospital, our Covid pathway has evolved into managing Covid moderate to severe cases, with the availability of remdesivir and now this HFO system,” Lacsamana said.
The city government previously acquired remdesivir for COVID-19 patients in Manila City’s public hospitals.
Domagoso said aside from OSSAM, the city’s five other public hospitals will also receive three units each of the high-flow oxygen system.
“I want to inform Manilenyos that all the six district hospitals of the city will each receive three units of this. In our little way, we will continue to try to look for ways to face the problems caused by the pandemic, and your city government is with you,” he said.
Meanwhile, donations continue to pour into the city.
Outgoing United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim visited the Delpan Quarantine Facility in Tondo on Thursday to personally hand over some 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations.
The donations were received by Domagoso, saying these donations will go a long way in helping the residents of Manila.