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Isabela shooting spree
leaves 3 dead, 3 injured


A man ran amok with a .45 caliber pistol Monday night at the public plaza of Isabela , Negros Occidental, killing two persons and injuring three others, before he was gunned down by a team of Isabela policemen, police reports said.

The fatalities were identified by the Isabela police as Domingo Marfil, Romeo Magsico and Edward Canieso, and those injured as Lutibito Magallon, Mico Hinobes and Lemuel Esteves.

Initial police investigations showed that Marfil went on a shooting spree when he got mad at jokes directed at him by a group of people at the town public plaza of Isabela .moremoremore

Bacoleño cop killed
in Quezon City


A police officer from Bacolod , who was the deputy commander of Quezon City Police District Station 2, was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at about 10:45 p.m. Monday near a restaurant at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Labayani Street in North Fairview, Quezon City .

Killed was Chief Insp. Michael Coo, 38, of Purok 1, Sitio Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, and a resident of Novaliches, Quezon City , who died on the spot.

Investigation showed that Coo had just gotten out of his Honda Civic car and was about to approach two waitresses of Tita Ritz resto bar when the suspects who were on a motorcycle, shot him with a .45 caliber revolver. moremoremore

Registration picks
up on last day

The last day of an extended five-day registration period showed an increase in the number of voter registrants at Commission on Elections offices in Negros Occidental, Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

However, Suarez also said, he was still awaiting reports on actual figures from the field as of press time.

In Bacolod City , 531 new voters registered yesterday for a total of 1,751 during the five-day registration period, Bacolod Elections Officer Ryan Castro said.

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