Mayor Pablo C. Ortega, together with Chief of Police P/Supt Pedro U. Obaldo, Ms. Ofelia Mendoza, head of Permits and Licensing Section led the closure of Mar Cinema2 last March 29, 2010, due to the violation of Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code and RA 9165.
Reports disclosed that, on the afternoon of March 26, 2010, joint elements of police operatives and a personel of Imbestigador GMA7 led by Mon Cabansag and SFCPS under the supervision of the Chief of Police, conducted operation at Mar Cinema2 theater located along Quezon Ave., Brgy.1, San Fernando La Union. Owned and managed by Marilou F. Cruz which resulted to the apprehension of employees namely: Teresa P. Galvan, 38yr old, married of Brgy. Acao Bauang LU; Aldrin A. Noces, 21yr old and Feb G. Agustin, 19yr old both single and residence of Ilocanos Sur San Fernando City LU.
Further investigation revealed that said employees of the theater showed indecent movies without any certification from the MTRCB. Sixteen viewers were also accounted for confiscated from their possession, control and custody were three bold films and dried marijuana fruiting tops, which were all found in the projector room under the supervision of Agustin and Noces, projectionist and helper respectively.
The evidence was submitted to the crime lab PRO-1 for examination.
The suspects are now under the custody of the City Police Station and case is already being readied against them in court.