ACROSS THE COUNTRY
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