Patrol ng Pilipino: Catching thieves, and regulating plastic

By Lea Macdon, Multimedia Producer, Patrol ng Pilipino

Posted at Sep 10 2012 06:58 PM | Updated as of Sep 11 2012 02:58 AM

In this episode, to be aired on September 11, Patrol ng Pilipino tackles robberies, which are becoming more and more prevalent in the metropolis, and the newly-implemented plastic regulation ordinance in Quezon City.

Robbery in the Metro

Nowadays, safety not just outside, but even inside our homes is a big issue. Crimes happen even at daytime and perpetrators have become more aggressive.

A recent robbery happened during a birthday party at the celebrant's home. Intruders grabbed the jewelry and money of the celebrant's family and their visitors.

Other cases of theft were recorded: one happened in a convenience store and the other at St. Peter Parish in Quezon City, where thieves stole the church's monstrance.

Residents of a barangay in Quezon City decided to protect their community by creating different improvised weapons to deter intruders.

Join Maan Macapagal as she delves into alarming robbery cases in the Metro. Hear the testimonies of victims of robberies with different modus operandi. Learn from their experiences and know how to avoid becoming a target.

How vigilant is the force of the Philippine National Police in stopping burglars?

QC plastic regulation ordinance

Meanwhile, Jing Castañeda probes the Plastic Regulation Ordinance of Quezon City.

The Local Government Unit approved the ordinance for the regulation of plastic consumption in the area after rain brought by tropical storm Ondoy and recently, the southwest monsoon or habagat, left Quezon City flooded.

Held accountable were gutters and drains clogged by garbage such as discarded plastic bags, which pushed the Quezon City local government to regulate their use.

How important is the Plastic Regulation Ordinance in the fight against flooding? What is the Quezon City ordinance's difference from those implemented in other cities? What do plastic manufacturers and some plastic consumers have to say about the ordinance?

Catch all these and more on Patrol ng Pilipino, Tuesday night (September 11), 9:15 p.m. on DZMM Teleradyo (Sky Cable Channel 26) and ABS-CBN Channel 2 after Bandila.