This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 17, 2016.
Death ends family’s dream
The family of the 42-year-old laborer who died when the wall in a construction site collapsed, is mourning the death of the family bread winner. Elvin Bongo died 25 hours after he was rushed to the hospital. He left behind a 42-year-old wife Marissa, who just recovered from a rare disease, and four kids, Marvin (24), Alvin Mark (16), Elmarie (12) and Christian Jay (9). Elvin received a salary of P300 per day, which is less than the P352 minimum wage mandated by law. During weekends, he would return home to continue the construction of his own home.
Hapit na gyud niya mahuman ang bungbong. Iya na gud tong gipamiltan og mga gamit para matapakan. Marvin Bongo, son of Elvin.
Typhoon Karen leaves passengers stranded
Thousands of passengers were stuck at the Cebu port as Typhoon Karen hit Luzon last Sunday. The passengers were waiting for clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard to allow their vessels to sail.
They are just sleeping in the cots inside the ship. They cannot leave until the typhoon signal is cleared. PCG Commander Agapito Bibat.
CCPO chief says cops validated complaint vs. Ronda vice mayor
Cebu City Police Chief says police usually validate the complaints and investigate if a person is accused of being in the drug trade. This was his reaction to the statement of Ronda vice mayor John Ungab, who denied being a coddler of Roland Espinsa. Ungab said the payments listed in his ledger was for his professional fees as a lawyer.
When we receive complaints against the accused, vina-validate muna natin yan and follow a process of investigation. Unless the accused is caught in the act, ipapa-investigate muna natin yan. CCPO chief Joel Doria.
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