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Motorcycle hits truck; 3 dead
Three riders were killed after their motorcycle slammed into a truck in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, according to police.
Senior Supt. Pascual Muñoz, Laguna police chief, said in a text message that the motorcycle driver, Jun Villapando, and one rider, Desiree Macawili, were dead on the spot. The third fatality was not identified.
They were thrown off from the motorcycle upon impact with a truck on a national road in Barangay Tagapo in Sta. Rosa, said Muñoz past 10 p.m. on July 4. PO2 Almario Dela Rosa, of the Sta. Rosa City police, said by phone that none of the riders were wearing a helmet. Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon
Cagayan jail exec arrested for drugs
TUGUEGARAO CITY—Police arrested a jail officer in Cagayan for selling shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in Lal-lo town on Monday.
Police said senior jail officer Victor Talay, 46, was arrested in an entrapment operation by the police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Villamor Visaya Jr., Inquirer Northern Luzon
SAN JOSE CITY
Korean pastor dies while driving
A Korean preacher died after a heart attack while he was driving his van in Barangay (village) Kita-Kita here on Monday night, police said.
Hyun Heung-sik, 74, a pastor of the New Life Church here, came from a service and was on his way to the church in Barangay Sto. Niño 1st when he suffered a heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Residents noticed Hyun’s Mitsubishi L-300 van stop in the middle of the road in Sitio Florida and found the preacher unconscious inside his van.
Hyun died while being taken to the San Jose City District Hospital. Armand Galang, Inquirer Central Luzon
Village exec brother held for ‘shabu’
A brother of a village chief in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu was arrested on Monday afternoon for allegedly selling methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Visayas arrested Erlandie Oyao, 46, and brother of Remigio Oyao, who is barangay captain of Agus, in a buy-bust operation conducted around 3:30 p.m. at the suspect’s residence in Lapu-Lapu City.
Jessie Tabanao, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said Oyao was repacking suspected shabu inside his house when a poseur-buyer bought a large pack of shabu worth P25,000.
The PDEA agents arrested Oyao as he handed the pack of suspected shabu in exchange for the marked money, Tabanao said.
The agents seized suspected shabu placed inside 54 small packets of shabu worth about P100,000 and two large packs of suspected cocaine of still undetermined value, he added. Chito Aragon, Inquirer Visayas