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Luzon Newsbits for August 15, 2014


Cainta, Rizal — A 23-year-old woman who was abducted by her “Facebook boyfriend” last Saturday claimed that she was allegedly raped by the man for three days inside his condo in this town. “Baby” (not her real name) also told police after her escape that during her abduction, the man took her to a mall to force her to have a tattoo put on her body. The tattoo session became her ticket to escape the man as she rushed to a security guard and asked for help. The man, whom she broke up with recently because of his being overly jealous and possessive, is now on the loose and being hunted by police, said Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba, Rizal Police Provincial Office (PPO) director. (Madelynne Dominguez)


Imus, Cavite — Ruy Valente Polistico of a coffee farmer in Amadeo, this province, has been adjudged by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as the best organic farmer in Region 4-A (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon). Polistico received the Outstanding Small Farmer Award of 2013-2014 Regional Gawad Saka’s Individual Category on Organic Agriculture Program in a simple ceremony graced by Amadeo Mayor Benjarde Villanueva, Cavite Provincial Agriculturist Lolita Pereña and Amadeo Municipal Agriculturist Milagros Cueno at the Lina Lajara Chipeco Auditorium in Calamba, Laguna. (Anthony Giron)


Subic Bay Freeport — The indigenous tribe of this free port area received P14.8 million for renting parts of their ancestral land to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia handed over the check to Pastolan Ayta chieftain Conrado Frenilla in a simple ceremony last Monday with tribal elders and representatives of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) headed by Regional Director Salong Sunggod witnessing the event. The check represents the share of the Ayta Ambala tribe of the village of Pastolan in the lease rentals of business companies located within the Ayta ancestral domain from May 2009 to December 2013. (Jonas Reyes)


Baguio City — The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Station 3 has filed murder charges against a man who surrendered and admitted to killing 15-year-old high school student, Ericka delos Santos, whose body bore 21 stab wounds when found Monday at a grassy lot in Barangay Pacdal, here. City Prosecutor Conrado Catral received the documents Wednesday afternoon filed by thee police and the victim’s mother, Irene, charging Jayson Paul Rebolledo, 23, also known as “Jay,” married, and an office clerk in a university here. Probers said that the suspect allegedly lured the victim into a relationship through a Facebook correspondence and upon meeting, took her to a motel. Police’s joint affidavit said that around 10 a.m. last August 12, they learned that the suspect surrendered to the Avila Law Office and executed an “Affidavit of Voluntarily Surrender” saying that he killed Ericka Delos Santos,15, second year high school student and resident of City Camp Proper, Baguio City. (Zaldy C. Comanda)


Orion, Bataan — This municipality will be holding a free prostate screening on August 28 in a move to curb the number of males suffering from prostate cancer, the second most common cancer among Filipino men. The screening and free provision of medicine will be held at the Municipal Health Center from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Mayor Tony Pep Raymundo said people can avail themselves of the digital rectal examination and consultation for urinal problems as well. (Mar T. Supnad)