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Two cranes had to be used to remove the truck and its cargo, that fell on its side and crushed to death three passengers of a tricycle in Sagay City.*

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Truck, cane crush 3
on tricycle to death

A 22-year-old pregnant woman and two other passengers on board a tricycle died at about 9 a.m. yesterday when a cargo truck loaded with 23 tons of sugarcane fell on them in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, police said.

Senior Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, said it took an hour for them and rescuers to retrieve the bodies of the victims, from beneath the sugarcane and cargo truck.

Gutierrez said they had use to a crane to remove the cargo truck and sugarcane, which almost flattened the tricycle.moremoremore

SP urges legal
action vs. oil firms


A resolution requesting the mayor to direct the City Legal Officer to take appropriate legal action against all oil firms operating in Bacolod City for the indiscriminate over-pricing of petroleum products that constitute possible violation of R.A. 8497, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution authored by Councilor Dindo Ramos, said the pump prices of petroleum products in Bacolod City are higher by about P5 per liter compared with those sold in the National Capital Region, Metro Manila and Mindanao areas.moremoremore

SP urges legal
action vs. oil firms


Bacoleña Araceli “Lillie” Piccio, believed to be the only Filipina invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey today, said she has to remind herself not to say “how’s my boy” when she meets the groom.

In Lillie’s mind, the future heir to the British throne and his brother, Prince Harry, are still the young boys she helped raise.

“I love them like they were my own children. It will be like watching a son get married,” said the 63-year-old Lillie, who had worked as the brothers' nanny when they were small.moremoremore

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