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ACT-CIS lawmaker wants theft in parking areas probed

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 06:03 PM January 07, 2020
Car of Rep. Rowena “Niña” Taduran fell victim to basag kotse scheme

The car of ACT-CIS Rep. Rowena “Niña” Taduran was ransacked by “basag kotse” thieves at a mall in Quezon City on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy of Quezon City Police District)

MANILA, Philippines — Rep. Niña Taduran of the Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) party-list wants to have cases of theft in guarded parking buildings and lots investigated after she herself fell victim to such a crime.

On Monday afternoon, Taduran’s car was ransacked while parked at a mall in Quezon City. Her belongings were stolen, including a laptop, cellphone, jewelry, and ATM cards.

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She said on Tuesday that she was planning to file a resolution calling for a probe of such incidents, which would eventually be consolidated into a bill.

Taduran added that parking establishments should be made liable for the losses and damage to vehicles inside their premises.

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“We pay exorbitant fees for parking and yet these establishments can’t provide the assurance that our vehicles will be safe from theft and damage,” Taduran said in a statement.

Unidentified thieves smashed the window of Taduran’s sports utility vehicle while it was parked at the third level parking area at a mall.

They were able to take a laptop worth P60,000, a cellphone worth P97,000, a shoulder bag, necklace worth P40,000, a pendant worth P5,000, assorted ATM cards, P8,000 in cash, assorted government IDs, and two cellphone chargers.

The case was turned over to the Quezon City Police District – Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit.

READ: ACT-CIS rep’s SUV falls victim to ‘basag kotse’ thieves in QC mall

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