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Metro newsbits for February 26, 2014

Makati Service

The city government of Makati, through its City Civil Registration Office (CCRO), will issue certified true copies of birth, marriage and death certificates free of charge to clients on Thursday, Feb. 27, to mark the end of Civil Registration Month this February. According to CCRO chief Josephine Copada, the special one-day free issuance of civil registry documents is open to both residents and non-residents. The move is aimed to promote this year’s theme for the celebration, “Ikaw at Ako, Tungo sa Wastong Pag-rerehistro.” Copada said clients with rush requests that take only about an hour to process will still have to pay R152 for one copy, but will be given one additional copy for free. (PNA)


Valenzuela Jobs

Valenzuela City yesterday announced the job opening for 100 factory operators in Taiwan for Valenzuela residents only. Luningning G. Martin, the city’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) chief, said the jobs are available for both male and female, between 20 and 30 years old, who must be computer literate. For men, the applicant must be a graduate in college or any vocational course, and at least 5’6” in height. For women, the applicant must be a high school graduate and at least 5’1” in height. (PNA)


Briton Freed

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has released a British national who reportedly molested a minor after the father of the victim withdrew the criminal charges filed against him. BI spokesperson Ma. Angelica Pedro said yesterday Lynch Morris, 78, was freed from the BI jail in Taguig City last month after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) confirmed that he has “no criminal record in any court in the country.” The father of a six-year-old girl accused Morris, who is married to a Filipina, of sexually molesting his child several times in Tarlac in 2010. Accompanied by police operatives from Tarlac, the father filed a complaint against the foreigner before the BI two days after the incident. (Jun Ramirez)


Q.C. Taxation
Businessmen in Quezon City asked the city government to have their group represented in a committee that will create the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on local tax adjustments as mandated in city ordinance number 2236. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Quezon City earlier complained about the alleged 167 percent increase in business tax imposed by the city government. In a recent meeting with Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr., Carl Balita, president of the PCCI-QC, expressed concern that the exorbitant tax rate increases would result in a major collapse of the city’s trade and commerce. (Chito A. Chavez)


Shoplifters Held

Three people are now in jail for allegedly shoplifting Monday night more than P3,000 worth of ladies bag, powdered milk and cosmetic products inside a supermarket in Pasig City, police said yesterday. Police said the three were detained at the Pasig City Police headquarters for allegedly shoplifting items inside a hypermarket in Frontera Verde, Barangay Ugong, Pasig at 9:45 p.m. Monday. Among the items allegedly taken by the three suspects were a lady’s bag worth P299.75, one pack of powdered milk (900 grams) worth P279.50, and eight pieces of make-up foundations worth P2,652.25. (Francis T. Wakefield)