Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Police say Gen Santos dumping ground for stolen cars

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- Central Mindanao is teeming with vehicles stolen from other parts of the country and General Santos City has become a favorite dumping ground of car theft syndicates, the region’s Traffic Management Group (TMG) said.

Senior Superintendent Regie Nerbes, regional TMG chief, told reporters earlier this week that operatives of the agency seized 11 luxury vehicles with dubious documents recently.

"We checked the engine and chassis numbers, including the papers of the seized vehicles and we confirmed that they had been tampered with," he said.

Nerbes warned car buyers not to be swayed by what appears to be a good bargain but to first verify the documents of the vehicles offered to them.

He also said the TMG has intensified its campaign against car theft and hijacking syndicates and those dealing in stolen vehicle.

Meanwhile, police intercepted about 500 motorcycle engines loaded in two container vans at the Makar wharf here on Tuesday.

Senior Inspector Edgar Yago, commander of the police station in Makar, told reporters the motorcycle engines came from a warehouse in Labangal village and were about to be shipped out when intercepted.

Yago said they were still verifying with the TMG if the motorcycle engines were legally acquired.(By Aquiles Zonio; INQ.net)

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