Luzon Newsbits for February 5,2014

No CCTV, No Permit

TAGAYTAY, Cavite — The city government will not issue business permits to big commercial establishments, banks and other institutions unless it is equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) to monitor its facilities. The implementation of the “No CCTV, No Business Permit” policy took effect with the passage of Ordinance 2013-004 which amended certain provisions of Ordinance 2009-050 requiring, among others, the CCTV installation in business establishments and implementation of penalties for violators. The amended ordinance also requires the establishments to designate personnel who will monitor the CCTVs round-the-clock. Supt. Danilo B. Buentipo, Tagaytay police chief, said that the ordinance does not include small establishments like sari-sari stores. (Anthony Giron)

Man Rapes Man

ORANI, Bataan — A 22- year-old bachelor filed yesterday a rape case against a man who reportedly sexually molested him at gun point here. Police said the victim, Jeric Perez, of Sitio Kawayan, Barangay Tugatog, said that he was raped by Ciano Jemino, 38. Initial investigation revealed that Jemino was Perez’s neighbor. Jemino was reportedly drunk when he brought the victim to his hut where he pointed a gun at him before committing the alleged rape. Jemino was brought to Orani police station for filing of appropriate charges. (Mar T. Supnad)

Adopt-A-Family

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III recently launched the “Adopt-a-family” program. The program aims to strengthen partnership with the private sector to help the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). DSWD regional director Adelina Apostol said sponsors, such as businesses and affluent people, will give assistance to the adopted family members. Assistance may come in the form of employment, marketing of their products, and scholarships. She also said the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will conduct training on vocational skills to improve their skills for employment. (Franco G. Regala)

Wanted No More

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna – The No . 3 Most Wanted Person in the local police’s list was arrested yesterday. Supt. Sergio Manacop, San Pedro City chief of police, identified the suspect as Cesar “Tisoy” Mozo. The warrant of arrest for the crime of murder was issued by Judge Francisco Dizon Paño , San Pedro City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 93 Presiding Judge. The incident happened in 2008 when Mozo allegedly attacked and killed Gerardo Reyes Garcia using a short handgun during an altercation. (Ferdinand F. Castro)

‘Cocolisap’ Drive

LUCENA CITY — Quezon Governor David C. Suarez ordered yesterday the provincial agriculture office to conduct an awareness campaign on scale insects or “cocolisap” that have affected coconut plantations and other fruit bearing trees in Quezon. He said prompt action can prevent or contain the spread of the insects. Suarez has ordered the distribution of some 500 pieces of coccinellid beetle which are predators of scale insects. The provincial office has also turned over to coconut farmers some combative materials against the said insects. (Danny J. Estacio)

All Ado About Apologies, Visas

“We would like to convey our national voice in extending a formal apology to our seven million-strong, peace-loving Asian brothers and sisters in Hong Kong,” said Ilocos Rep. Ronald V. Singson, calling on his fellow solons to support his bill to settle the conflict between the countries due to the 2010 Manila hostage crisis. Hong Kong’s cancellation of visa-free entry privilege of the country’s officials could have been avoided had the government issued an apology. The Hong Kong leaders just wanted the Philippine government to apologize, said Singson. In his privilege speech, he asked the members of the House of Representatives to retain the good rapport between the Philippines and Hong Kong. (Mar T. Supnad)