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Hot cell phone causes 2 million peso fire

MARIA CLARA, MAASIN CITY - Three residential houses were badly damaged here when a fire broke out last October 23, 2014 at around 7:30 a.m. Firemen led by Fire Officer Carfilo Jaballa claim the fire was caused by an overheated cell phone which Pepito Calope was recharging in his room.The fire quickly spread to his neighbor Cristina Morial and Phoebe Corolla’s house which were also badly damaged. The fire which caused an estimated 2 million pesos in damages was ruled an accident.

Suspected drug addict arrested

CANSIRONG, MAASIN CITY - A buy bust operation here led by SPO4RaymundoAlmacen last October 24, 2014resulted in the arrest of 21 year old John Anthony Lopez, a resident of Abgao, Maasin. Found in his possession were 2 sachets of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia. SLT correspondent Ma. Lorina Cuña and barangay officer Leopoldo Sibi witnessed the evidences gathered while the suspect is now in police custody.

Macrohon Municipal Engineer ordered arrested

MACROHON, SOUTHERN LEYTELast October 20 at around 8:30 a.m. Municipal Engineer Romeo Cobacha Mercado, a resident of Mambajao, Maasin City, voluntarily presented himself to the OIC of Macrohon upon learning that he had a pending Warrant of Arrest issued by Judge Maria Daisy Gonzales, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 25, for violating Sec 3 of R.A 3019 or Anti-Corruption Act. The warrant dated 24 September 2014 set his bail at 30,000 pesos. The accused was appraised of his constitutional rights and is now in the custody of the Macrohon Police.

Truck's brakes fail plunges down ravine

BONTOC, SOUTHERN LEYTE- An Isuzu Elf Truck filled with coconuts plunged down a ravine here at about 4:20p.m. last October 21. Police claim the driver named “Bitos” of San Miguel, Sogod, said his brakes failed, and that he and two helpers jumped off the vehicle before it crashed. The injured were brought to the Sogod District Hospital. The driver reportedly fled shortly after the incident.

Brother-in-law versus Sister-in-law

Mantahan, Maasin City - Joyce Jane Markines Verrano, a popular business woman here, reported to the police that her brother in law Diosdado Villamor, who is married to her sister Jocelyn had threatened to kill her. She claimed that last March 2, 2014 he sent her this message “cge ingna lang ko unsa gani pagbinuotan dha walo raba ako pusil karon.cge bye.” She told the Southern Leyte Times that she reported the incident because the text message really frightened her.



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