August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Thursday, June 04, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, June 3, (PIA) –Admitting they lack the capability of fighting credit card scams, Bohol Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has requested police top authorities to capacitate local police in handling incidents or cases of credit card fraud.

In its previous meeting last month, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry has asked the local police leadership tips on how to handle credit card scams, which may have already victimized high end resorts in Panglao. 

Former banker and now resort manager Marietta Gasatan earlier asked the local police on what to do in instances when they could tell that somebody is using a bogus credit card.

Gasatan, who had a long stint as a bank manager is not alien to credit card use.

But, in her experience, customers pre book a room in the resort, arrives and then stays, swiping cards in payment of bills and then leaves before the resort point of sale machine could communicate with the bank about the veracity of the card usage. 
Processing the credit card transaction takes time, Gasatan told members of the PPOC in a meeting at the Governor’s Mansion Conference Hall. 

Before the bank could tell that there was illegal usage, the customer has checked out leaving a heap of unsettled accounts.

This may not be as serious but since this causes great financial turmoil for a victim of fraud and potentially put him in danger, something must be done. 

What is the proper procedure in coordinating with police authorities when a credit card fraudster gets into the establishment? she asked. 

Police Superintendent Jeffrey Caballes, on the situation admitted that local Bohol police has no formal training on credit card fraud.

Over this, the PPOC moved to request the Philippine National Police through OIC Director General Leonardo Espina, to capacitate Bohol PNP personnel in handling incidents or cases of credit card fraud.

In the meantime, PSSUpt Dennis Agustin suggested an information drive in the form of a video presentation to be spread via the social network.

The information would be about the precautionary measures that the public should be aware and adopt. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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