February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 6 (PIA) --A manager from a posh resort in Panglao has asked the PPOC the right protocol in reporting a probable scam, which may have also gotten the best out of similar luxury establishments in Bohol. 

In its meeting last week, The Provincial Peace and Order Council, acting as a whole, in fact listened intently as former president of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and now resort manager Marietta Gasatan raised the alarm against credit card scammers that may have found an all too convenient way to dupe resorts of the money they deserve. 

Gasatan, who manages hip South Palms Resort stirred the council when she bared a possible fraudulent use of credit cards, which might cause great financial turmoil. 

"In the resort," she said "somebody makes a weeklong reservation, swiping credit cards." 
Banks upon whose credits the cards are linked however, "takes time to process [the transactions]," the former lady banker added. 

Seemingly, in between the time the cards are swiped at the card reader and the process when banks can identify if the card is genuine or not, the bogus customer would have already checked out, leaving a nasty list of fraudulently charged bills. 

Within that span of time too, the establishment would have enough hunch to doubt about the transaction, but Gasatan wants to know "how establishments would react and who would they coordinate to stall the suspicious customer." 

For the law enforcers, City Police Chief Superintendent George Vale shared how credit card skimming has become a popular mode of stealing personal data and even making duplicate credit cards. 

Vale, who had such an experience while starting off as enforcer in the National Capital Region, warned card owners: do not leave your cards out of your sight. 

He added, some syndicates use waiters and skimming devices kept just out of sight that a simple swipe can immediately duplicate all data. 

"To be assured, ask for proper identification cards," Vale urged. 

To those manning luxurious establishments however, asking for other corresponding identification could be read as impropriety. 

To this, the PPOC then resolves, through a motion from Prosecutor Macario Delusa, to rule to create a special task force, and to ask the proper authorities to cascade trainings to law enforcers who could be assigned to do particular tasks. (rac/PIA-7Bohol/PR)

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