Ang Caviteno Newsweekly May 01-07, 2017 Issue

Class act .... p.5 Landlord defies DAR order favoring farmers p 2 FIRE IN BACOOR, DELIBERATE? p.5 DENR hosts forum on biodiversity, mining p3 VOLUME XXXIII No. 42 Mayo 01-07, 2017 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 IMUS POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION PROJECTED TO BE A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE! AFTER careful planning and collaborative study, the city government of Imus, in partnership with the city government of Huanggang, China and other private investors will soon commence operations of the Imus Polytechnic Institute, the first ever skills training center in the city. The institution is strategically located in a three storey building along Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Anabu. It aims to extend high-quality technical education to the young Imuseños and to give the industrial companies in Cavite highly-trained and knowledgeable technical employees. Projected to be a “Center of Excellence” for technical learning and skills training, the school is dedicated for the youth of Imus but also welcomes students from all over the province as well. To achieve said “excellence” in the technical field, the institute will implement the Dual Training System (DTS) program wherein in-plant and in- school training will be the system of teaching to integrate the labor market requirement. In addition, the courses offered are equally adaptive to the standards and current programs of the Technical Education continued on page 2 FILE PHOTO Groups seek ASEAN ban on microplastics in cosmetics to protect the oceans AS delegates assemble for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, over 500 groups and individuals have called on the regional bloc to prohibit the use of microplastics in personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs). Microplastic particles, which can be as small as 1 micrometer (one millionth of a meter) to nano proportions, are used in a wide range of leave-on and rinse-off PCCP formulations. Led by Balifokus (Indonesia), Consumers’ Association of SENATE.PH FILE PHOTO Penang (Malaysia), EcoWaste Coalition (Philippines), Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (Thailand), and the Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (Viet nam), the groups sought the prohibition on microplastics under the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD). “We urge the governments of the 10 ASEAN member states to actively support the phase-out of microplastics in the production of cosmetics to cut ocean pollution and protect marine life,” said Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition. “We specifically appeal to the region’s health ministers to exercise their powers to ensure that microplastics are disallowed as permitted substances in cosmetic formulations,” she added. Through a petition sent via the embassies of the ASEAN governments in the Philippines and national cosmetic regulatory continued on page 2 DTI warns public against fake online processes on PCAB, CIAP licensing THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) and Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) warned the public on fake e-mail addresses spreading online deceiving contractors to attend fictitious trainings and seminars. DTI, PCAB and CIAP found email addresses such as and illegally circulating application forms for trainings/seminars that allegedly are part of the contractors’ requirements in applying for re-certification, licensing and accreditation. In a statement, PCAB denies issuance of Board Resolution No. 434, Series of continued on page 7 DRILON: DEATH PENALTY BILL “DEAD IN THE SENATE” SENATE Minority Leader, Senator Franklin Drilon declared the Death Penalty Bill dead in the senate as it does not have the vote it needed to be passed. “It’s dead and the chances of resurrecting it before we even bring it to a vote are very slim, if not zero, at least in this Congress,” Drilon said in a statement. He said the measure, a version of which was speedily passed at the House of Representatives in March, does not even have enough votes at the chamber. Seven bills are currently pending in the Senate seeking to restore the death penalty for various crimes. “By my own estimate, there are at least 13 senators who will block the passage of the death penalty bill, including the six-member minority group and seven from the majority block,” Drilon said. Among the senators who are pro-death penalty bill are; Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who has three proposals to impose the death penalty on convicts of aggravated rape, kidnapping continued on page 3