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Luzon newsbits for March 29, 2014

Tight Security For Cardinal’s Visit

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte — A security plan for the arrival of newly-appointed Cardinal Orlando Quevedo today is already set, Superintendent Jeffrey Gorospe, police chief, said. He said that Cardinal Quevedo will stay at the Plaza Del Norte upon his arrival in Laoag City. “Cardinal Quevedo is set to have a breakfast at the Holy Spirit Academy in Laoag City on March 30 before he officiates a mass at the Saint William Cathedral,” he said. After the mass, Cardinal Quevedo will visit the historic Santa Monica Church in his hometown in Sarrat, then, he will return to Plaza Del Norte straight to the Malacanang of the North in Paoay town for dinner. (Freddie G. Lazaro)


Charges Readied Vs Ambush Suspects

CAMP NAKAR, Lucena City — A top provincial police chief yesterday said charges will be filed against members of the New People’s Army (NPA) responsible for killing a junior officer and another man, and wounding four others, in an ambush at Lopez town. Senior Superintendent Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan said the identities of the NPA members involved in the ambush were discovered based on intelligence, investigation and operations reports. Ylagan declined to name the NPA member involved until the collation and validation of additional important documents and evidence were completed. (Danny J. Estacio)


Teenage Girl Hurt In Robbery

TANAUAN CITY, Batangas — A 15-year old girl woke up at around 4 a.m. yesterday morning all bloodied. She managed to crawl for help from her aunt, Karina Pastol, 35, who was just in the other room. Immediately, Pastol brought her niece to C.P. Reyes Hospital here but was later transferred to Batangas Medical Center (formerly Batangas Regional Hospital) in Batangas City due to severity of stab wounds and head injury. Police found out that their house was broken into by unidentified number of thieves who carted away a portable DVD player, five pieces of assorted cellular phones, and two pieces of Samsung tablets. (Vicky Aclan Florendo)


88 Fishermen Arrested 

CAVITE CITY, Cavite–Police have arrested at least 88 fishermen in six motor bancas off the sea of this city for violating the fisheries code. The police, Coast Guard and “Bantay-Dagat” (Sea Watch) groups have been on guard against illegal activities, including dynamite fishing, trawling and smuggling, in the sea off the shores of Cavite City, Noveleta, Kawit, Rosario, Bacoor City, Tanza, Naic, Ternate and Maragondon. The 88 fishermen were arrested by police after they were caught using fine mesh nets for fishing, which is a violation under Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code. Case investigator Police Officer II Dann Czar Rosales said the police seaborne patrol team held the fishermen and seized their motor bancas and some 20 tubs with assorted fish, 12 fishing coolers and some fishing equipment. (Anthony Giron)


Malls Joining Earth Hour

RIZAL PROVINCE–Two large shopping malls in this province are joining the entire country and the whole world in observing Earth Hour tonight, March 29, with their own and unique ways of encouraging public awareness on how to save and protect Mother Earth. SM City Masinag, located near Masinag Junction along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City, is set to observe Earth Hour tonight with special activities that will highlight this SM Supermalls’ branch contribution in saving the environment said information officer Vaniza Pachoco. At SM City Taytay located along Manila East Road in Taytay, the ceremonial simultaneous switching off of the lights in the mall will happen at 8:30 pm tonight . (Nel B. Andrade)