Luzon Newsbits for September 18, 2013
Limay, Bataan — Four people were arrested yesterday for allegedly transporting hazardous wastes loaded in a truck on Roman Highway, Barangay Townsite, this town, the local police chief reported. Chief Inspector Crizalde Conde said the illegal activity was tipped off to his men by concerned citizens, prompting them to intercept the Mitsubishi Fuso Carter-Highside (WMA-502), owned and operated by E. Demition Waste Management Services. Upon inspection, it was found to be carrying waste oil. The four suspects also presented police with an expired transport permit from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). (Mar T. Supnad)
RIZAL ALL-OUT VS. TRAFFICKING
Antipolo City, Rizal — The fight against human trafficking and slavery is being intensified in this province with this city chosen as the venue for the launching of a drive called ““iFight Against Human Trafficking and Slavery.” The project is being initiated by the Rizal provincial government, through the Visayan Forum Foundation led by its founding president and executive director, Ma. Cecilia Flores Oebanda. It is supported by Rizal Gov. Rebecca “Nini” Ynares and her son and Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Junjun” Ynares, II, who vowed to create concrete and effective action to end trafficking and slavery in every locality. (Nel B. Andrade)
Imus, Cavite — Another victim of “salvage” (a police term for summary execution) was found last Monday at a cemetery in this city. Police said it was the second body found in the province in two days, after another man was found dead beside the wall of the Profeta Cemetery chapel in Silangan II, Rosario last Sunday. Police Officer 2 Ernesto Dasalla Jr., case investigator, said the man found at 6 a.m. the other day at the Imus Public Cemetery on Tahimik Street, Barangay Toclong I-A, here, bore a bullet wound in the head. Packaging tape was also wrapped around the head and hands of the victim, aged around 40 and 5’5” in height. (Anthony Giron)
‘KABABAYAN’ IS NEW QUEZON P.D.
Camp G. Nakar, Lucena City — Senior Superintendent Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1990, was installed last Monday as the new provincial director (PD) of the Quezon Police Provincial Office (PPO). Sr. Supt. Edwin Erni, Police Regional Office 4-A (PRO4-A) deputy director for administration, led the turn-over ceremony at this camp and introduced Ylagan to his new command as a Quezonian “kababayan.” He takes the place of Sr. Supt. Dionardo B. Carlos, who served the province for eight months. (Danny J. Estacio)
Lingayen, Pangasinan — The provincial government recently sponsored a “Technical Training on the Control and Management of Pests and Diseases in Mango” seminar to address deadly pests called “cecid flies.” These pests have affected hundreds of hectares of mango plantations in Pangasinan. The seminar was attended by government technicians and mango farmers on September 13 at the Provincial Training and Development Center (PTDC) in Lingayen. Dalisay Moya, Officer-in-Charge of the Provincial Agriculturist Office, said the talk aims to help local mango growers better address the problem of cecid flies, locally known as “kurikong.” (Liezle Basa Iñigo)