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2 sales­men electrocuted in Ca­gayan

TUGUE­GARAO CITY, Ca­gayan – Two sales­men died of elec­tro­cu­tion in Barangay Cen­tro, Sta. Ana, Ca­gayan on Sun­day.

The fa­tal­i­ties were iden­ti­fied as Maveric Ca­balba, 28, and Edgar Obina, 29. They were de­clared dead on ar­rival in a hospi­tal, where their com­pan­ion Va­lente Landin­gan, 29, re­mains con­fined.

Po­lice said the the vic­tims were open­ing a de­liv­ery truck when the ve­hi­cle hit a power line of the Ca­gayan Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive. – Ray­mund Catindig

100 houses de­stroyed in Bu­la­can fire

OBANDO, Bu­la­can – At least 127 fam­i­lies lost their homes in a fire in this town on Sun­day night.

Obando Mayor Ed­win San­tos said the fire started in Purok 5, Smokey Moun­tain, Barangay Pali­was at around 10 p.m.

Fire probers have yet to de­ter­mine what caused the fire. The af­fected fam­i­lies said it could be caused by an unat­tended can­dle. – Ra­mon Efren Lazaro

Ba­colod bet­tor wins P58.4-M lotto jack­pot

A bet­tor in Ba­colod City is the first lotto jack­pot win­ner for this year.

The still uniden­ti­fied bet­tor guessed the win­ning com­bi­na­tion, 43-55-15-02-29-56, in the 6/58 Ul­tra Lotto drawn on Sun­day night and won a to­tal of P58,472,458, the Philip­pine Char­ity Sweep­stakes Of­fice (PCSO) an­nounced yes­ter­day.

The bet­tor bought the win­ning ticket from a lotto out­let at a mall.

The PCSO said four other bet­tors won P168,350 each for guess­ing five of the win­ning num­bers.

The 6/58 Ul­tra Lotto is drawn ev­ery Sun­day, Tues­day and Fri­day. – Rainier Al­lan Ronda

Sa­mar cop chief re­placed

TACLOBAN CITY – Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Ni­co­las Torre III has been re­lieved as di­rec­tor of the Sa­mar po­lice as part of the re­or­ga­ni­za­tion be­ing im­ple­mented by the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice in prepa­ra­tion for the elec­tions.

Torre will be trans­ferred to the re­gional po­lice of­fice as op­er­a­tions head start­ing to­day. He will re­place Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Rolando Bade.

Leyte po­lice di­rec­tor Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Dante Novi­cio will re­place Torre. – Miriam De­sacada

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