A suspected thief was the first victim of summary execution this August in Pasay City (Metro Manila). The victim, described as between 20 and 30 years old, half-naked from waist up and with both hands tied behind his back, was reportedly shot dead by unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle on Sunday. Police said a cardboard tagging the victim as notorious snatcher in Edsa was found beside his body. In July, at least 23 drug suspects that are also involved in criminal activities were either shot dead or killed somewhere and dumped in the city. Of the number, eight allegedly resisted arrest during police operations.